Airports Open, Parks Closed As Isaac Approaches Boca

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Expect strong wind and rain throughout the day today as Isaac — or at least its outer bands — travel near the extended Boca Raton area.

Palm Beach International and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airports are open, but many flights are delayed or canceled.

Palm Beach County libraries will be closed on Sunday.

Palm Beach County parks will be closed on Sunday.

Palm Tran Fixed Route and Palm Tran Connection service on Sunday is cancelled.

All activities at Palm Beach County schools on Sunday are cancelled.

 

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Here is the latest from the National Hurricane Center:

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TROPICAL STORM ISAAC ADVISORY NUMBER 21

NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL092012

500 AM EDT SUN AUG 26 2012

…ISAAC A LITTLE STRONGER…EXPECTED TO APPROACH THE FLORIDA KEYS

LATER TODAY…HURRICANE WATCH ISSUED FOR PART OF THE NORTHERN GULF

COAST…

SUMMARY OF 500 AM EDT…0900 UTC…INFORMATION

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LOCATION…23.1N 79.0W

ABOUT 205 MI…330 KM ESE OF KEY WEST FLORIDA

ABOUT 215 MI…350 KM E OF HAVANA CUBA

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…65 MPH…100 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 18 MPH…30 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…995 MB…29.38 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY…

A HURRICANE WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FROM THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI

RIVER EASTWARD TO INDIAN PASS FLORIDA…NOT INCLUDING METROPOLITAN

NEW ORLEANS.

THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING HAS BEEN EXTENDED NORTHWARD AND WESTWARD

ALONG THE FLORIDA WEST COAST AND THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE TO INDIAN

PASS.

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE BAHAMAS HAS DISCONTINUED THE TROPICAL STORM

WARNING FOR THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT…

A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR…

* THE FLORIDA KEYS INCLUDING THE DRY TORTUGAS

* THE WEST COAST OF FLORIDA FROM BONITA BEACH SOUTHWARD TO OCEAN

REEF

* FLORIDA BAY

* ANDROS ISLAND IN THE BAHAMAS

A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR…

* THE FLORIDA EAST COAST FROM GOLDEN BEACH SOUTHWARD TO OCEAN REEF

* THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO INDIAN PASS FLORIDA…NOT

INCLUDING METROPOLITAN NEW ORLEANS

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR…

* CUBAN PROVINCES OF CIEGO DE AVILA…SANCTI SPIRITUS…VILLA

CLARA…CAMAGUEY…LAS TUNAS…GRANMA…HOLGUIN…SANTIAGO DE

CUBA…AND GUANTANAMO

* THE BAHAMAS EXCLUDING ANDROS ISLAND

* THE FLORIDA EAST COAST FROM SEBASTIAN INLET SOUTHWARD TO OCEAN

REEF

* LAKE OKEECHOBEE

* THE FLORIDA WEST COAST AND THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE FROM NORTH OF

BONITA BEACH TO INDIAN PASS…INCLUDING TAMPA BAY

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR…

* CUBAN PROVINCES OF MATANZAS AND CIENFUEGOS

* THE FLORIDA EAST COAST NORTH OF SEBASTIAN INLET TO FLAGLER BEACH

A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED

SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA…IN THIS CASE WITHIN THE NEXT 24

HOURS. PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED

TO COMPLETION.

A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE

WITHIN THE WATCH AREA. A WATCH IS TYPICALLY ISSUED 48 HOURS

BEFORE THE ANTICIPATED FIRST OCCURRENCE OF TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE

WINDS…CONDITIONS THAT MAKE OUTSIDE PREPARATIONS DIFFICULT OR

DANGEROUS.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE

EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN 36 HOURS.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE

POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA…GENERALLY WITHIN 48 HOURS.

INTERESTS IN THE REMAINDER OF CUBA…THE REMAINDER OF FLORIDA…AND

THE REMAINDER OF THE NORTHERN GULF COAST SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS

OF ISAAC.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED

STATES…INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS…PLEASE

MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

FORECAST OFFICE. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA OUTSIDE

THE UNITED STATES…PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL

METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK

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AT 500 AM EDT…0900 UTC…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ISAAC WAS

LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 23.1 NORTH…LONGITUDE 79.0 WEST. ISAAC IS

MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 18 MPH…30 KM/H. A WEST-

NORTHWESTWARD TO NORTHWESTWARD MOTION IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT

48 HOURS WITH A GRADUAL DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED. ON THE FORECAST

TRACK…THE CENTER OF ISAAC IS EXPECTED TO MOVE JUST NORTH OF THE

NORTH COAST OF CUBA THIS MORNING…MOVE NEAR OR OVER THE FLORIDA

KEYS LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT…AND MOVE INTO THE EASTERN GULF OF

MEXICO ON MONDAY.

DATA FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATE

THAT MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 65 MPH…100

KM/H…WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST

DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS…AND ISAAC IS EXPECTED TO BE AT OR NEAR

HURRICANE STRENGTH WHEN IT REACHES THE FLORIDA KEYS.

TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 205 MILES…335 KM

FROM THE CENTER.

THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY THE AIRCRAFT WAS 995

MB…29.38 INCHES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

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RAINFALL…TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES…WITH

MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 12 INCHES…ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE FLORIDA

KEYS…THE SOUTHERN PENINSULA OF FLORIDA AND PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND

EASTERN CUBA. TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE

POSSIBLE OVER THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN BAHAMAS.

WIND…TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING OVER PORTIONS OF

EASTERN AND CENTRAL CUBA AND THE BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS

ISLANDS. HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ON ANDROS ISLAND ON

SUNDAY. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE IN PORTIONS OF

NORTHWESTERN CUBA BY LATE SUNDAY.

HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED IN THE HURRICANE WARNING AREA IN

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AND THE FLORIDA KEYS TODAY…WITH TROPICAL

STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED LATER THIS MORNING. HURRICANE CONDITIONS

ARE POSSIBLE IN THE HURRICANE WATCH AREA IN SOUTHEAST FLORIDA

TODAY…WITH TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED IN THE TROPICAL

STORM WARNING AREA ALONG THE FLORIDA EAST COAST BY THIS MORNING.

TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO SPREAD NORTHWARD ALONG

THE WEST COAST OF FLORIDA AND INTO THE EASTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE IN

THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING AREA TONIGHT AND MONDAY.

HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE HURRICANE WATCH AREA ALONG

THE NORTHERN GULF COAST ON TUESDAY…WITH TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS

POSSIBLE BY MONDAY NIGHT.

STORM SURGE…THE COMBINATION OF A STORM SURGE AND THE TIDE WILL

CAUSE NORMALLY DRY AREAS NEAR THE COAST TO BE FLOODED BY RISING

WATERS. THE WATER COULD REACH THE FOLLOWING DEPTHS ABOVE GROUND IF

THE PEAK SURGE OCCURS AT THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE…

* CRYSTAL RIVER THROUGH THE BIG BEND OF FLORIDA…4 TO 7 FT

* SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COAST WITHIN HURRICANE WARNING AREA…4 TO 6 FT

* FLORIDA WEST COAST FROM BONITA BEACH TO SOUTH OF CRYSTAL RIVER

INCLUDING TAMPA BAY…3 TO 5 FT

* SOUTHEAST FLORIDA COAST AND THE FLORIDA KEYS…1 TO 3 FT

* CENTRAL AND EASTERN CUBA…1 TO 3 FT

* THE BAHAMAS…1 TO 3 FT

THE DEEPEST WATER WILL OCCUR ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COAST IN AREAS OF

ONSHORE FLOW. SURGE-RELATED FLOODING DEPENDS ON THE RELATIVE TIMIN
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< p>OF THE SURGE AND THE TIDAL CYCLE…AND CAN VARY GREATLY OVER SHORT

DISTANCES. FOR INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA…PLEASE SEE

PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE. NEAR THE

COAST…THE SURGE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY DANGEROUS WAVES.

TORNADOES…ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL

AND SOUTHERN FLORIDA AND THE FLORIDA KEYS ON SUNDAY.

SURF…DANGEROUS SURF AND RIP CURRENT CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO

AFFECT THE BAHAMAS…THE TURKS AND CAICOS…EASTERN AND CENTRAL

CUBA…THE FLORIDA PENINSULA AND THE FLORIDA KEYS DURING THE NEXT

COUPLE OF DAYS. PLEASE CONSULT PRODUCTS FROM YOUR LOCAL WEATHER

OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

NEXT ADVISORY

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NEXT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY…800 AM EDT.

NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY…1100 AM EDT.

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FORECASTER BRENNAN