Two weeks ago, we began talking about Isaac. The storm has caused many problems during its life. Here are some of the most impressive statistics from the storm.
Excessive Rainfall Amounts
Vero Beach: 16.60 inches
Royal Palm Beach: 16.29 inches
Boynton Beach: 14.41 inches
New Orleans: 20.08 inches
Reserve: 13.46 inches
Livingston: 13.16 inches
Kiln: 17.04 inches
Marion: 15.02 inches
Saucier: 12.78 inches
Grand Bay: 11.07 inches
Mobile: 9.67 inches
Wilmer: 8.75 inches
Storm Surge Heights
Shell Beach: Between 9 and 11 feet
Lake Pontchartrain at New Orleans: Around 6 feet
Grand Isle: Around 5 feet
Pascagoula: Around 4 feet
Mobile Bay: Around 3-5 feet
Tropical Depression Seven strengthened into Tropical Storm Gaston during Monday night with another system attempting to form near the Caribbean.
Following a fall-like start to the week, warmth and humidity will build over the northeastern United States prior to the weekend.
A deadly earthquake struck central Italy at 3:36 a.m. local time Wednesday with tremors felt as far away as the capital city of Rome.
A budding tropical disturbance has the potential to reach Florida with gusty winds, showers and thunderstorms during Sunday and Monday.
The return of warmer and more humid air will trigger another round of strong thunderstorms across the central United States this week.
Stargazers will want to dig out their binoculars and telescopes this weekend as Venus and Jupiter shine so close that they appear as one large, bright star in the evening sky.
Vostok, Wilkes Land, Antarctic a (1960)
About 1,176 kilometers from the Indian Ocean, the mercury fell to minus 127 degrees F (minus 88C). This was the lowest recorded temperature ever on the face of the earth, until July 21, 1983, when the temperature reached minus 128.6 degrees at the same location.
A thunderstorm passed through Livingston, MT, near Bozeman, dumping 2.5 inches of rain in 1 hour. Small roads in central mountain areas were washed out and the interstate highway was under water.
North Dakota (1991)
Huge hail caused severe damage in eastern North Dakota. Some hail was as large as six inches in diameter. Holes were punched in roofs and 16,000 acres of crops were destroyed.