UPDATE: As of 11:20 this morning, the National Hurricane Center finally gave it an upgrade.
Isaac was classified a hurricane at 11:20 a.m. by the National Hurricane Center. Isaac was 80 miles south, southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River with maximum sustained winds at 75 mph and the storm moving at 10 mph, according to a 11:20 a.m. update by the National Hurricane Center update.
A storm is considered a hurricane when winds reach 74 mph.
The storm was last located near Latitude 28.1 north, Longitude 88.6 west.
The next NWC update will be released at 1 p.m.
It STILL isn’t a hurricane. Winds are only 70 MPH.
AT 1000 AM CDT…1500 UTC…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ISAAC WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 28.1 NORTH…LONGITUDE 88.5 WEST. ISAAC IS
MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH…17 KM/H. A NORTHWESTWARD
MOTION AT A SLIGHTLY SLOWER SPEED IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT DAY OR
TWO. ON THE FORECAST TRACK…THE CENTER OF ISAAC SHOULD REACH THE
COASTLINE OF SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA AS EARLY AS THIS EVENING.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 70 MPH…110 KM/H…WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. ISAAC IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE BEFORE MAKING
LANDFALL…AND BEGIN TO SLOWLY WEAKEN AFTER THAT.
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 185 MILES…295 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY HURRICANE HUNTER
AIRCRAFT WAS 976 MB…28.82 INCHES.