Daily Archives: 30 August, 2012

A wind map of Isaac

If you were to plot the winds blowing across the U.S. continent, they would look something like this:

The map is featured on The Atlantic’s web site, and you can learn more about it here.

Half the state of Louisiana is without power, and floods are ravaging other states along the Gulf Coast. Don’t let “Category 1″ fool you – Isaac packed quite a wallop.

What is Isaac bringing to Kansas?

Here are a couple graphic displays showing the projected path of Isaac’s remnants. Portions of far southeastern Kansas could see heavy rains Friday into Saturday, and showers are also possible in the Wichita area.

But flooding shouldn’t be a concern for Wichita. This first map is from the Wichita branch of the National Weather Service.

This second graphic is a broader view of Isaac’s track, produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center.

Wichita weather: Sunny and hot

Summer isn’t quite ready to let go of Wichita.

Temperatures are expected to climb into the mid-90s under sunny skies today, forecasters say. Winds will be light out of the southeast, not reaching double digits.

A few clouds are expected to move in overnight, when highs slip into the upper 60s. Winds will shift to the east but remain light.

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms enters the forecast on Friday, when the western fringes of what’s left of Isaac arrive in the Wichita area. Cooler temperatures are expected, forecasters say, with highs in the mid-80s. Winds will intensify out of the east-southeast – fitting, that’s where Isaac will be – as the day goes on. Gusts are expected to top 20 miles an hour.

Showers and thunderstorms are also possible Friday night and Saturday, forecasters say, when highs will be in the upper 80s.