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[View the story "Floridians Feel Isaac's Effects" on Storify]Floridians Feel Isaac's EffectsStorified by Accu Weather · Sun, Aug 26 2012 07:19:13The National Weather Service in Key West tweeted that Isaac's winds were hitting the island early Sunday morning.Observation at the reef off the Upper Keys is indicating sustained tropical storm force winds as of 600 am. It begins. #Isaac #flwxNWS Key WestJust launched a weather balloon at NWS Key West. Are you ready for #Isaac? http://pic.twitter.com/eXgnK3G7NWS Key WestMeanwhile in South Florida... Let the fun begin! http://pic.twitter.com/W0WARlt8Edmundo QuinonezHouses in Florida with storm shutters closed up early while other people boarded up their windows with wood.Shutters are up..ready for hurricane Issac http://pic.twitter.com/WVkMpxsUJimmy JohnsonIs it raining? My window is boarded and i can't seeOsiris So instead of moving everything. We did this. Can't get it out this way hurricane! http://yfrog.com/od1vfltjZachary LangeOther people were preparing for a few days without electricity.Checking inventory of hurricane supplies. Beer...check. Okay all set. #TropicalStorm #Isaac http://pic.twitter.com/cZDTyRdqStan W@ncsu4life Actually I have a generator specifically for the beer fridge. I may have to drink it in the dark, but the #beer will cold.Stan WGenerators and plywood are going quick in preparation for #Isaac http://pic.twitter.com/vEQVTNCKEmily HillLoading plywood near the house to shutter from Isaac http://pic.twitter.com/CdRrhaXERebecca CutshawGenerators, Gas Can, Flash Lights, Batteries, Water, Plywood/Lumber, Charcoal #Isaac @LowesTristan HaynesSo this is the food UM gave us to survive a hurricane for the rest of the day http://pic.twitter.com/fK7LCstzPatrick NeaseIsaac churned the waves into a thick sea foam.Sea foam in Key West http://pic.twitter.com/qoR7fx1lNicole LeasureChoppy water off Key West, its high tide as Isaac approaches. #wptvisaac @juliabagg #doublebagged http://pic.twitter.com/coPOSeskMarissa BaggExperienced earthquakes, tornadoes & 15 yrs w/Jewish mother-in-law. Add Hurricane to list today. #Isaac #StrandedInFla http://pic.twitter.com/r30zmIiYKen DaleyOcean drive.Miami Beach http://pic.twitter.com/3cCcGHvZliztA tarp now covers the "Southernmost Point" in #KeyWest. Tourists though are still out taking photos. #Isaac http://pic.twitter.com/ckNS5Dy7Kevin Ozebek, WSVN
Storified by Accu Weather · Sun, Aug 26 2012 07:19:13
A dangerous outbreak of severe storms will strike the northern High Plains and Canadian Prairies on Wednesday.
Some of the warmest weather of the year will continue across Alaska over the next few days, challenging more records.
Join us on Thursday for AccuWeather LIVE, we will discuss the debate of climate change and hurricane frequency and the top five things you need to know about summer weather.
Warmth is forecast to build over much of the eastern half of the nation by July, with Alaska of all places helping out.
A brief synopsis of the top five worst weather events of last summer.
The storms could affect cities from St. Louis to Evansville, Ind., Louisville, Ky., Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio to Huntington, W.Va.
3-4" rains common across the state.
Atlanta, GA (1991)
3.47" of rain in 1 hour.
Central Illinois (1964)
19th-20th) Hail as large as grapefruits
battered more than 50 counties, causing crop
and property damage totalling $9.2 million.