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.
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Despite Tuesday, March 20 marking the first day of spring, it certainly will not feel like it to those in the mid-Atlantic, where a quick-hitting snow event is expected.
A spell of unseasonable warmth in Germany will be replaced by arctic cold through Sunday as the “Beast from the East” returns.
Lives and property will be in severe danger across northern and eastern Madagascar as a potent tropical cyclone unloads torrential rain through Sunday night.
As a second storm in three days pushes east of the Rockies, locally severe storms may erupt over parts of the south-central United States into Sunday night.
Conditions are ideal for wildfire ignition and rapid spread over the southern Plains into Friday night.
This weekend will bring a great opportunity for stargazers to see the zodiacal light, an eerie glow near the horizon which is only visible around the equinox.
The St. Patrick's Day Parade in Boston will go on and so will winter for this year's festivities.