Isaac To Re-develop in the Gulf Of Mexico? Very Rare Situation…. Wednesday Update 11am
September 5, 2012 Leave a comment
Good Wednesday morning! We certainly have an interesting situation developing in the northern Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center has designated an area of possible development over the next day or so just south of the Alabama Gulf Coast. This is the remnant low of Isaac. The storm made landfall a week ago, moved into the upper midwest, then caught the western edge of a ridge and moved south over us, producing nasty weather around central Alabama for a couple of days. Now, the remnant low is moving into the Gulf of Mexico. There are lots of thunderstorms around the center and the environment is favorable for development.
Below is a map of our computer model tracks of the storm. Most models move it south, away from the Alabama Gulf Coast for a couple of days, then turn it east ahead of an approaching trough. We’ll have to keep an eye on the trough to the northwest of Alabama in time for the weekend because that could turn the low to the north.
There’s a real chance this will become a tropical storm over the next day or two, but the big question is… does it keep the same name? Hurricane Ivan did a very simmilar thing in 2004. The storm moved inland and spent several days on land, then caught the western edge of a ridge and moved back into the Gulf of Mexico. Ivan, then moved into the northwest Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas as a strong tropical storm. We’ll have to see if the National Hurricane Center decides to keep the same name or get a new name. Either way, this is a very unique situation. Isaac just won’t go away….
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