Tropical Storm Isaac: Welcome To The Cone of Concern, Miami

Categories: Category 5
via NOAA
CONE OF CONCERN OMG
Riptide's crack meteorological team has just issued this update on Tropical Storm Isaac: 09:17:00 AM EST Due to favorable wind shear and hot ocean temps, by Monday TS Isaac is expected to rage with the devastating power of ten thousand nuclear bombs. It will personally find your house, smash each individual roof tile, rip you off the toilet seat, and then eat each of your children, one by one. Also, it hates you personally and wants you to die.

Our meteorological team, we should mention, sometimes smokes too much pot and gets paranoid. But hey, even NOAA has plopped Miami into the "cone of concern" as of this morning. South Florida could see tropical storm conditions by Sunday.

Isaac is currently sporting winds around 50 mph near the Lesser Antilles, and NOAA issued a tropical storm watch this morning for the British Virgin Islands.

The agency's five day storm-track, meanwhile, now takes Isaac right over the heart of South Florida and projects the storm will reach Category 1 strength by then.

Before you flee to your bunker, though, don't forget that forecasting out by five days is still a very inexact science. Forecasters are confident the storm system will pass over Puerto Rico and then slide by Hispanola, but after that it's anyone's guess.

Dr. Jeff Masters of the Weather Underground notes that his best modeling system still thinks Isaac will careen off into a Yucatan path and end up hitting Mexico.

As for the RNC in Tampa on Monday -- yes, there's still a chance the storm could disrupt the GOP party. Here's Masters again:

"I blogged about the climatological chances of a hurricane causing an evacuation of Tampa during the convention in a post last week, putting the odds at 0.2 percent," he writes. "The odds in the current situation are higher, probably near 2 percent. It would take a "perfect storm" sort of conditions to all fall in place to bring TD 9 to the doorstep of Tampa as a hurricane during the convention, but that is one of the possibilities the models have been suggesting could happen."

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Robert MxnTico Mutrux
Robert MxnTico Mutrux

YEAH! AND THOSE "OUT-OF-TOUCH" ROMNEYS TOO. OH YEAH YOU BLEND?! =(8-( Ann Romney, in 1994, told the Boston Globe, … "They were not easy years. You have to understand… Neither one of us had a job, because Mitt had enough of an investment from stock that we could sell off a little at a time. The stock came from Mitt's father … Mitt and I walked to class together, shared housekeeping, had a lot of pasta and tun fish and learned hard lessons." REALLY? WHAT BETTER EVIDENCE REVEALING HOW TOTALLY DISCONNECTED THE ROMNEY'S ARE FROM THE COMMON AMERICAN! THIS WOMAN IS SO FAR FROM REALITY SHE RESISDES IN THAT TWILIGHT ZONE OF "DUH" SURROUNDED BY A WALL SO MASSIVE THAT THEY PREFER NOT TO SEE PAST, SAFELY TUCKED AWAY IN THERE OWN SHAMEFULLY SELFISH EXISTENCE ... SOMEWHERE BETWEEN A FACEBOOK "LIKE" and "UNLIKE". I JUST DO NOT KNOW HOW TO RESPONSE … REALLY? or PLEASE, LET ME FIND SOMEONE TO HELP YOU BACK TO YOUR ROOM! With "DEAD-ON, BALLS ACCURATE" sarcasticism that only she could portray, Marisa Tomei best expressed my disgust with the Romneys, "Oh yeah, you blend!?" Marisa Tomei, MY COUSIN VINNY (the movie), 1992

fedemombe
fedemombe

@giuliacarera @miaminewtimes cioè???

isaacbonyuet
isaacbonyuet

@VaneGuillen @MiamiNewTimes evitaré Miami pero voy por Tampa

Autop10com
Autop10com

Damn, I'm leaving to Puerto Rico this Friday. "/

Lynne Dear
Lynne Dear

Just in time for Hurricane Andrew's anniversary!!!!

Lynne Dear
Lynne Dear

Just in time for Hurricane Andrew's anniversary!!!!

mtochdinsmore
mtochdinsmore

@liasoon And some people are happy you will be!

Asüka Bazüka
Asüka Bazüka

thank you for this update, or maybe i do not thank you.

Tony Castaneira
Tony Castaneira

it is correctly called the "Cone of Hysteria brought to you by Home Depot"

giuliacarera
giuliacarera

@fedemombe @miaminewtimes in arrivo uragano isaac a Miami! Tra sabato e lunedì. Sabato ho il volo. AMEN

liasoon
liasoon

@mtochdinsmore Yes, it's a good thing! (Miss you!)

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