3:00 p.m. EDT Tuesday:
According to Bloomsberg, Isaac has now shut down 93 percent of oil output and 67 percent of natural gas output in the Gulf of Mexico.
As Isaac impacts the Gulf of Mexico, oil and gas companies have evacuated workers and shut down production.
Isaac's disruption of oil production makes oil and gas prices uncertain. One factor that could make the prices rise is the limited supply with Gulf oil production shutting down. The price of oil could drop, however, if the United States government releases oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
Based on Bureau of Safety and Environment Enforcement (BSEE) data from offshore operator reports submitted Sunday morning, one in 10 oils rigs and around one in 20 manned oil platforms evacuated workers.
Estimates from the BSEE Sunday had around a quarter of oil production closed in the Gulf of Mexico. Isaac halted less than 10 percent of natural gas production so far.
Map of oil rigs and platforms in the Gulf of Mexico in 2008 from GeoCommons.com. The map was produced and published by William Benjamin.
Remnants of thunderstorms on the High Plains from Wednesday will re-fire farther east over the Mississippi Valley Thursday into Thursday night.
Building code changes in the wake of Hurricane Sandy are raising rebuilding costs for homeowners and other property owners while still attempting to mitigate future damages.
A cold storm will bring rain and snow to California Friday and Saturday, but heat returns again next week.
Following a cooldown at midweek for Cleveland, temperatures will remain below normal through the weekend.
A dangerous multiple-day severe weather outbreak will begin this weekend over the South Central states and will include the potential for nighttime tornadoes in parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.
Mauna Kea & Mauna Lea, HI (1995)
6" of snow above 13,500 feet.
Mississippi & Alabama (1908)
Tornado swarm: 155 killed in Mississippi; 37 perish in Alabama.
Helena, MT (1960)
19.4" of snow; up to 30" in higher elevations.