Issac remained a strong tropical storm while moving through the Florida Keys.  Maximum sustained winds stayed in the 60 to 65 m.p.h. range much of Sunday.

Isaac should strengthen into a hurricane (winds 74 mp.h. or higher) Monday as it heads into the northeastern Gulf of Mexico.  Hurricane warnings have been issued for the central Gulf coast.

The updated forecast track from the National Hurricane Center now brings landfall near the Louisiana/Mississippi border Wednesday, possibly as a category two storm.

The forecast track can still change, and it looks like anywhere from Louisiana to the Florida panhandle could be the landfall destination.  One thing to remember is that the “landfall location” is where the center of the storm will cross the coastline.  In hurricanes, the front-right quadrant of the storm produces the most damage.  This is because as counter-clockwise winds spin in off the ocean, they encounter no impediment, like…

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