UPDATE: Hurricane hunter to fly through Tropical Depression Isaac
U.S. NHC graphic shows active storms in the Eastern Northern Pacific and Atlantic.
A hurricane hunter heads to investigate Isaac, which is now a Tropical Depression.
Overnight Tropical Storm Isaac weakened to a depression over the Eastern Caribbean Sea according to the 5:00 am Advisory issued by the U.S. National Hurricane Center.
As of the 11:00 am Advisory, bands of rain from Isaac will continue to affect the Lesser Antilles. Its center was located near latitude 14.9 North, longitude 67.3 West. The depression is moving toward the west near 16 mph (26 km/h), and this general motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days.
A turn to the west-northwest is possible early next week if Isaac survives. On the forecast track, Isaac will move over the eastern and central Caribbean Sea during the next few days. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Isaac is forecast to gradually weaken over the next few days, and could degenerate into a tropical wave at any time.
A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hurricane Hunter aircraft is currently en route to investigate the depression, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.
SUMMARY OF 11:00 AM
LOCATION...14.9N 67.3W or about 300 miles or 485km South-East of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic or about 665 miles or 1070 km East-South-East of Kingston, Jamaica
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 16 MPH or 26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1007 MB
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