Tropical Storm Isaac Close To Forming, Could Threaten RNC In Tampa

Categories: Category 5
via NOAA
On a beeline for Paul Ryan's face.
Between the cash-hungry strip clubs, the prime-time Rick Scott speech, and the 50,000-plus conservatives and 20,000 protestors squaring off, Tampa is already going to be one insane circus from hell next week. The only thing that could possibly make the Republican National Convention better would be a raging hurricane outside.

Which is exactly what might happen! It's still a long way off, but a storm set to soon become Tropical Storm Isaac has all the makings of a hurricane that could threaten South Florida just in time for the GOP love-in.

It's really tough to forecast a storm's path and intensity out by a week, but the computers have taken a liking to pounding Tampa on Monday -- right when the RNC begins.

"The past three (computer simulations) beginning on Sunday afternoon have all taken 94L over Florida during the August 27 - 29 time frame, which I'm sure is making organizers of the Republican National Convention uncomfortable," writes Dr. Jeff Masters at the Weather Underground.

via NOAA
For now, the storm remains a tropical depression called 94L. NOAA expects it to reach tropical storm strength by the time it hits Puerto Rico on Thursday, and the ocean temperatures and wind shears are favorable for the storm to keep building into a hurricane.

If the storm does cross Hispanola and Cuba, though, the mountainous islands could disrupt the storm before it reaches Florida.

Still, if you're headed to the RNC, you may want to pack a rather sturdy umbrella.

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30 comments
Jewel Clarke
Jewel Clarke

Lol...maybe God is trying to give us a sign??? Even he doesn't like the foolishness the RNC is about...lol

ClevTA
ClevTA

@AnthonyLimaFAN Miami in August? Be prepared for 1 hr of t-storms every day. That's why I only go on NYE

feathersandfish
feathersandfish

@billjonesphoto @MiamiNewTimes Damn the luck!!! ROFL

Ehhhhh
Ehhhhh

Ungh, the topic's alright, but using buzzwords doesn't make your writing any better.

Rose Lehmann
Rose Lehmann

^Despite being common sense, we're talking about Republicans here...so...

Daniel Margolis
Daniel Margolis

Doesn't seen like a good idea to plan a national convention in Tampa during hurricane season...

Rose Lehmann
Rose Lehmann

I hope it does come and takes the RNC with it!

Paulrobby
Paulrobby

@billjonesphoto-quickly.Pat Robertson's # pls

mugsysrapsheet
mugsysrapsheet

People forget that the '08 RNC Convention was threatened by TS Gustav. This was after religious leaders "prayed for rain" to disrupt the DNC Convention in Denver (that instead saw clear skies and highs in the 80's while the RNC Convention was struck by lightning.) Draw your own conclusions.

mugsysrapsheet
mugsysrapsheet

People forget that the '08 RNC Convention was threatened by TS Gustav. This was after religious leaders "prayed for rain" to disrupt the DNC Convention in Denver (that instead saw clear skies and highs in the 80's while the RNC Convention was struck by lightning.) Draw your own conclusions.

marciaherold
marciaherold

@pink_funk Score one for Florida! @MiamiNewTimes

PSiI_KO
PSiI_KO

@MiamiNewTimes Isaac is just following the strippers and escorts communing I'm Tampa

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

to the GOP  candidates

 

You Both Suck" and "Change the Channel

JebusHChrist
JebusHChrist

@pink_funk We're heading to Key West for a week on Thursday. Of course.

AnthonyLimaFAN
AnthonyLimaFAN

@ClevTA yeah it's out of season. Scenery hasn't been affected though. Wow.

alec.faber2
alec.faber2

 @mugsysrapsheet The 2008 RNC happened in Minnesota, so no tropical storms there. Though Gustav did hit Louisiana and Texas while the convention was happening, and it did manage to keep W out of the convention (likely to the relief of many.)

pink_funk
pink_funk

@marciaherold we still owe the nation several for the 2000 election debacle

pink_funk
pink_funk

@JebusHChrist oy. pay close attn to track of storm. make sure they don't order any evacuations. i'll get a guest room ready just in case ☺

ClevTA
ClevTA

@AnthonyLimaFAN if u r there during the weekend, Gansevort rooftop pool I great during the day, decent at night too

ClevTA
ClevTA

@AnthonyLimaFAN for sure. And none of them probably speak English

AnthonyLimaFAN
AnthonyLimaFAN

@ClevTA my sis says this is the Gansevort...I guess it changed.

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