From the ABC 7 Weather team

Isaac: Did it go away or might It become Nadine?

September 5, 2012 - 04:34 PM
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Is Isaac's ghost now back in the Gulf?

Isaac was a terribly destructive storm with flooding rains from the Gulf to the Midwest.  What was a cluster of thunderstorms on one of the bands of Isaac as it slowly broke up this weekend has now drifted south into the northern Gulf of Mexico.  Check out this loop from the University of Wisconsin  and this latest image of the cluster in the Gulf from NASA GOES project.



Another loop from the folks at UM Space Science and Engineering Center shows the circulation at about a mile high in the atmosphere from Isaac's hit on Louisiana until today maintaining an identity. So I would say it's still a bit of the "ghost" of Isaac that has now moved into the Gulf.  The latest from the Tropical Prediction Center....


 ....has this thing (maybe we should name it "Dracula" if it becomes a tropical storm again) with a 40% chance of being named.  If it becomes a tropical storm, it would become Nadine,  Chuck Berry would probably like that but sure not folks at any risk in the Gulf states where the water is still about 85° with plenty of energy for storm formation.



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