Colleagues, Tropical Storm Isaac is moving inland and weakening, with max winds now just 45 mph and getting less. Scattered rain, occasionally heavy in Florida, but decreasing as the days go by. Conditions returning to normal, at least for now. Still weaker, but pronounced rain and wind to the east of Isaac.
Several have asked about what was observed wrt surge. If you send me the maximum surge plus tide you received along the coast, I will publish the results. Please include the day and location. Thanks.
Tropical Storm / Hurricane Kirk will miss all land by a large margin so we await the one after that.
New Orleans / Atlantis can begin to recover.
Next forecast will be tomorrow if I get any responses on storm tide, and the next tropical system if I don't/
Isaac could have been much worse, but for those who suffered, maybe not much. Florida dodged a bullet with this one.
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