Isaias

Hurricane Isaias Makes Landfall

Aug 3, 2020

Category 1 Hurricane Isaias made landfall just after 11:00PM EDT in southern North Carolina near Ocean Isle Beach with maximum sustained wind speeds near 85 mph (137 km/h) and a barometric pressure of 988mb. The last August hurricane to make landfall in North Carolina was Irene in 2011.

Isaias Strengthens back into a Hurricane

Aug 3, 2020

Isaias has strengthened back into a Category 1 hurricane just offshore of Myrtle Beach and is expected to continue strengthening just before coming ashore.

Maximum sustained wind speeds have increased to 85 mph as of the 9:00PM advisory and central barometric pressure has decreased, indicating a strengthening within Isaias. Landfall is expected overnight near the border of North Carolina.

Isaias Strengthens back into a Hurricane

Aug 3, 2020

Isaias has strengthened back into a Category 1 hurricane just offshore of Myrtle Beach and is expected to continue strengthening just before coming ashore.

Maximum sustained wind speeds have increased to 85 mph as of the 9:00PM advisory and central barometric pressure has decreased, indicating a strengthening within Isaias. Landfall is expected overnight near the border of North Carolina.

Tropical Storm Isaias is continuing to maintain its tropical storm strength but the National Hurricane Center still expects this system to make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane Monday night.

Isaias is on approach to the Palmetto State and there is a good chance it will be a hurricane when it makes landfall late Monday evening.

The National Hurricane Center posted Hurricane Warnings from South Santee River northward in anticipation of hurricane force winds. Tropical Storm Warnings continued farther south and include Charleston, Beaufort, and Hilton Head. Tropical Storm Warnings were also posted inland as far as Florence and Orangeburg.

Tropical Storm Isaias Maintaining its Strength

Aug 2, 2020

Tropical Storm Isaias continues to maintain maximum sustained wind speeds of 70 mph as of Sunday evening 55 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Isaias has a chance of further strengthening back into a Catgeory 1 hurricane before it approaches the coastlines of South Carolina late Monday morning. Conditions will begin to deteriorate early Monday afternoon for parts of the LowCountry with the PeeDee region expected to experience tropical storm-force winds closer to Monday evening.

A Hurricane Watch has been issued for coastal regions of the Pee Dee region north of the South Santee River. A Storm Surge Warning is also in effect for Edisto Beach, South Carolina to the North Carolina border.

Tropical Storm Isaias Track
National Hurricane Center

Update as of 9:30 AM Sunday

Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect from South Santee River southward, including Charleston, Beaufort, and Hilton Head Island ahead of the likely arrival of Tropical Storm Isaias. Tropical Storm Watches are now posted for the Grand Strand.