Don’t Underestimate a Cat. 1
State College, Pa. — 29 August 2012 — AccuWeather.com reports before pummeling Florida and the Gulf Coast of the U.S. with flooding rain, Isaac first became organized more than a thousand miles east of the Leeward Islands over the Atlantic.
Here’s the interesting stats:
From forming into the ninth tropical depression of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, to churning over southern Louisiana Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, Isaac has traveled about 2,695 miles.
High Wind Gusts Recorded
Belle Chasse Ferry Dock in Plaquemines Parish: 113 mph
Miss Canyon Oil Rig: 102 mph
Boothville: 84 mph
New Orleans (NAS/Alvin Callendar Airport): 79 mph
Gulfport: 70 mph
Biloxi: 55 mph
Excessive Rainfall Amounts
Royal Palm Beach: 15.86 inches
Boynton Beach: 13.74 inches
Greenacres: 13.10 inches
Wellington: 12.55 inches
New Orleans: 9.57 inches
Boothville, La.: 6.65 inches
South Lafourche Airport: 4.89 inches
Slidell, La.: 3.60 inches
Pascagoula: 5.35 inches
Gulfport: 4.14 inches
Hattiesburg: 3.32 inches
Biloxi: 2.16 inches
Storm Surge Heights
Shell Beach: Between 9 and 11 feet
Lake Pontchartrain at New Orleans: Around 6 feet
Grand Isle: Around 5 feet
Pascagoula: Around 4 feet
Mobile Bay: Around 3-5 feet
Severe Weather Spawned by Isaac
At 12:13 p.m. CDT Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, trained spotters reported a tornado 9 miles southwest of Lyman, Miss., near Long Beach.
A waterspout moved onshore on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, damaging six homes 2 miles east-southeast of Tampa, Fla. Fences, trees and roofs were damaged on the properties.
Vero Beach, Fla.
An EF-0 tornado touched down on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, impacting Vero Palm Estates, Countryside Mobile Home Park and Paraside Park Lifting about 5 miles west of Vero Beach. The tornado produced a discontinuous damage path, including minor damage to 62 structures and major damage to 31 structures.
By Meghan Evans, Meteorologist for AccuWeather.com