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.
A change in the weather pattern will bring an extended period of dry and sunny conditions over much of the south-central United States.
SpaceX is preparing to launch another rocket into space, and as they do so, they will be monitoring the weather carefully to make sure that it does not interfere.
Residents of the southeastern United States may feel like the calendar has flipped ahead to Memorial Day with warm and muggy weather in place for the start of May.
May is picking up where April left off with record-challenging warmth surging back into the northwestern United States.
Dry days will be hard to come by in the northeastern United States for the first week of May as storm systems bring frequent rain to the region.
Torrential rain triggered flooding across southern Louisiana over the weekend, submerging streets and closing major highways.
May snowstorm from New York City southwest to to Pennsylvania and south into Virginia; ground covered, severe frost in North Carolina, fruit killed.
Eastern U.S. (1812)
May snowstorm swept from Philadelphia northeastward to Maine. Snow covered ground in New York City; 12" accumulated near Keene, New Hampshire, 9" fell at Waltham, Mass., near Boston.
Severe snowstorm: 33.8" in Havre (24.8 inches of which fell in 24 hours).