Hurricane Isaias has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but is expected to strengthen. It is nearing the United States. Where is the storm now and where is it heading? Read on to see live radar and maps of the storm, along with a map of its projected future path. Experts are currently predicting the storm will be Category 1 when it is near the coast.
For the latest update on Isaias and live radar, see Heavy’s story here.
Live Streams, Trackers & Radars for Hurricane Isaias
This first live radar is from Windy.com. This radar is very helpful for tracking the storm’s location. You can press the + button on the right-side of the map to zoom in more closely. You can also move the map ahead in time to see where the storm is forecast to be headed.
Note that depending on your browser, you might not see the storm right away. You might need to click on the map and pull the map up to see the storm:
Google has a storm tracker here for tracking Isaias. It’s also embedded below. Depending on your browser, you may need to zoom into the map below using the + button to see the storm’s track. (Some browsers will show a far-away view despite the settings, but zooming in will allow you to see the map in full.) This map will update automatically.
Another live storm tracker, from NowCoast at NOAA.gov, is here.
Isaias’ Projected Path
Below is a map from the National Hurricane Center showing the storm’s projected path.
As of Sunday, August 2 at 11 a.m. Eastern, the storm is at 26.9 N, 79.6 W. It’s about 55 miles SE of Fort Pierce, Florida and 120 miles SSE of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Maximum sustained winds are 65 mph and it’s moving NNW (340 degrees) at 8 mph. Minimum central pressure is 995 MB or 29.39 inches.
Here’s a report from NOAA about the storm.
At 1100 AM EDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Isaias was located by NOAA Doppler weather radars near latitude 26.9 North, longitude 79.6 West. Isaias is moving toward the north-northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h) and this general motion is expected to
continue through Monday morning. A turn toward the north and north-northeast is anticipated on Monday and Tuesday with an increase in forward speed. On the forecast track, the center of Isaias will move near the east coast of Florida today through late tonight. On Monday and Tuesday, the center of Isaias will move from offshore the coast of Georgia into the mid-Atlantic states.
Doppler radar data indicate that maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher gusts. Some fluctuations in strength will be possible during the next 48 hours.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles (185 km) from the center. During the past couple of hours, the NOAA C-MAN station at Settlement Point, Grand Bahama Island, measured a wind gust of 64 mph (103 km/h). A wind gust to 62 mph (100 km/h) was reported at Freeport, Grand Bahama Island. Along the east coast of
Florida, tropical-storm-force wind gusts have been observed from Juno Beach northward to Port St. Lucie.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 995 mb (29.39 inches).