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Hurricane Isaac (09L) West-Southwest of New Orleans, USA – August 29th, 2012

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August 29th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Tropical Cyclones

Tropical Storm Isaac (09L) – August 27th, 2012

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Track of Hurricane  Isaac (09L) - August 29th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of Hurricane Isaac

At about 16:20 UTC on August 28, Isaac attained hurricane status about 75 mi (115 km) south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River, based on data from the Hurricane Hunters.

As of 12 p.m. CDT (1700 UTC) August 29, Hurricane Isaac (09L) is located within 15 nautical miles of 29.7°N 90.8°W, about 10 mi (15 km) northwest of Houma, Louisiana and about 45 mi (75 km) west-southwest of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Maximum sustained winds are 65 knots (75 mph, 120 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 973 mbar (hPa; 28.73 InHg), and the system is moving northwest at 5 kt (6 mph, 9 km/h). Hurricane force winds extend up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center of Isaac, and tropical storm force winds up to 175 miles (280 km) from the center.

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