Helene Landfalls. Future of Isaac
06:49 AM EDT - 23 September 2000
Tropical Storm Helene made landfall yesterday, and weakened as it approached. Most of the strong storms were to the east of where it made landfall (Pensacola area). It has since dissipated into a mass of rain heading up the southeast. Very similar to what occured with Gordon.
Tropical Storm Isaac is still tracking west, although still not in Shear now, the future holds problems for Issac, as it must go through an area of possible developing shear. This will probably keep it relatively weak for the time being. Most models suggest that it will stay north of the islands. Do to climatology and other factors, I don't expect Issac to do much. The most likely path for this is for it to become a fish spinner, and never threaten land. We'll still watch it, though -- this season is full of abnormalities. But climatology is on my side.
Outside of this there is an area somewhat north of Puerto Rico that has a small chance of becoming something. (I'd bet against it) But otherwise, nothing else going on at the moment.
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