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By Scott Dance | August 20, 2012
There is an 80 percent chance Tropical Storm Isaac will have formed near the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea by Wednesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. It's still too early to predict the storm's track, but weather-watching enthusiasts are discussing the possibility that it could make a turn toward the north and impact the East Coast. It's also possible it could move toward the Gulf of Mexico states or the Yucatan Peninsula, or that it could disintegrate thanks to dry air and high wind shear, of course.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2012
Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to reach the mid-Atlantic by Tuesday and Wednesday, but it may not be packing the moisture it is expected to dump from Lousiana to Indiana. Hydrometeorology models show nearly 8 inches falling on parts of Illinois and Indiana as remnants of what is now still a tropical storm moves to the northeast. But the models only predict a tenth of an inch to half an inch of rain across Maryland through Tuesday. Local forecasters at the National Weather Service's Sterling, Va., office are calling for a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms from Sunday through Tuesday night.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2012
Tropical Storm Isaac is gaining strength and organization just south of the Dominican Republic as of Friday morning, and forecasters are still expecting it to follow a northwestern path into the Gulf of Mexico. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph as of 11 a.m. The latest track takes it over eastern Haiti and across Cuba as it heads toward making landfall in the U.S. somewhere between New Orleans and southern Florida. The most likely route as forecast this morning takes the storm to the Florida panhandle, though that isn't until early Wednesday, so it could change again.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2012
Tropical Storm Isaac is gaining strength and organization just south of the Dominican Republic as of Friday morning, and forecasters are still expecting it to follow a northwestern path into the Gulf of Mexico. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph as of 11 a.m. The latest track takes it over eastern Haiti and across Cuba as it heads toward making landfall in the U.S. somewhere between New Orleans and southern Florida. The most likely route as forecast this morning takes the storm to the Florida panhandle, though that isn't until early Wednesday, so it could change again.
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By Sarah Kickler Kelber and The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2012
I had a moment looking around my living room this morning where I thought it looked like a tornado had hit. Maybe it was actually Tropical Storm Isaac. The National Hurricane Center predicts that Tropical Storm Isaac is likely to form in the Caribbean Sea by Wednesday. ( Scott Dance has more on that here .) Who knows if it will end up on the East Coast, but even the possibility of that makes me rethink my storm metaphor. I'm no fan of hurricanes and tropical storm. I grew up in the Houston area until high school, so storm warnings -- and actual storms -- were not unusual, to say the least.
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By Scott Dance | August 22, 2012
As weather watchers eye Tropical Storm Isaac in the southeastern Caribbean, what is likely to become Tropical Storm Joyce isn't far behind it in the Atlantic. We are still a few days away from an idea of where Isaac might impact the U.S., if at all. Meteorologists are debating whether the storm, currently expected to near south Florida by Monday morning, will track toward the Gulf of Mexico or up the East Coast. This is getting a lot of attention because of the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2012
Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to reach the mid-Atlantic by Tuesday and Wednesday, but it may not be packing the moisture it is expected to dump from Lousiana to Indiana. Hydrometeorology models show nearly 8 inches falling on parts of Illinois and Indiana as remnants of what is now still a tropical storm moves to the northeast. But the models only predict a tenth of an inch to half an inch of rain across Maryland through Tuesday. Local forecasters at the National Weather Service's Sterling, Va., office are calling for a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms from Sunday through Tuesday night.
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By Scott Dance | August 23, 2012
The latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center calls for Tropical Storm Isaac to pass by Florida's west coast toward Alabama and Louisiana, but there is disagreement from at least one meteorologist on that. The hurricane center's 2 p.m. update on the storm calls for Isaac to reach hurricane status as it passes by Florida in the Gulf of Mexico on Monday and Tuesday. Forecast tracks, which have left some questions about which side of Florida the storm would pass, have shifted more to the west, with most likely landfall now somewhere between the Florida panhandle and New Orleans.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2012
Maryland Republicans converge on Tampa this week to cast their ballots for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and get energized for the November election against President Barack Obama. "There's just a huge enthusiasm for the Romney-Ryan team, and we're glad to be a part of that," said state Del. Kathy Szeliga, a member of the Maryland delegation to the Republican National Convention. "Even though it's very tough for Romney to get elected here in Maryland, we feel like across the country his message is right: 'It's the economy, and we're the party that's going to turn it around.'" As Szeliga notes, the GOP ticket is likely to be a tough sell in Maryland.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2012
One in a series of profiles of Maryland delegates to the Republican National Convention O.P. Ditch almost didn't make it to the Republican National Convention - not because of Tropical Storm Isaac, but rather a missed deadline. The retired Air Force colonel decided in January he wanted to be a delegate for Mitt Romney. But after making up his mind, the 73-year-old Vietnam veteran learned that the deadline to put his name on the ballot was only hours away. There wasn't enough time.
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By Scott Dance | August 23, 2012
The latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center calls for Tropical Storm Isaac to pass by Florida's west coast toward Alabama and Louisiana, but there is disagreement from at least one meteorologist on that. The hurricane center's 2 p.m. update on the storm calls for Isaac to reach hurricane status as it passes by Florida in the Gulf of Mexico on Monday and Tuesday. Forecast tracks, which have left some questions about which side of Florida the storm would pass, have shifted more to the west, with most likely landfall now somewhere between the Florida panhandle and New Orleans.
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By Scott Dance | August 22, 2012
As weather watchers eye Tropical Storm Isaac in the southeastern Caribbean, what is likely to become Tropical Storm Joyce isn't far behind it in the Atlantic. We are still a few days away from an idea of where Isaac might impact the U.S., if at all. Meteorologists are debating whether the storm, currently expected to near south Florida by Monday morning, will track toward the Gulf of Mexico or up the East Coast. This is getting a lot of attention because of the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week.
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By Sarah Kickler Kelber and The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2012
I had a moment looking around my living room this morning where I thought it looked like a tornado had hit. Maybe it was actually Tropical Storm Isaac. The National Hurricane Center predicts that Tropical Storm Isaac is likely to form in the Caribbean Sea by Wednesday. ( Scott Dance has more on that here .) Who knows if it will end up on the East Coast, but even the possibility of that makes me rethink my storm metaphor. I'm no fan of hurricanes and tropical storm. I grew up in the Houston area until high school, so storm warnings -- and actual storms -- were not unusual, to say the least.
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By Scott Dance | August 20, 2012
There is an 80 percent chance Tropical Storm Isaac will have formed near the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea by Wednesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. It's still too early to predict the storm's track, but weather-watching enthusiasts are discussing the possibility that it could make a turn toward the north and impact the East Coast. It's also possible it could move toward the Gulf of Mexico states or the Yucatan Peninsula, or that it could disintegrate thanks to dry air and high wind shear, of course.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2012
Rains across Baltimore and on the Eastern Shore on Sunday were record-setting and the heaviest of the year, but they didn't end up matching Tropical Storm Isaac's moisture, according to observations. At BWI Marshall Airport, 3.36 inches of rain fell Sunday. That far surpassed the previous precipitation record for Baltimore on Aug. 26, which was 1.73 inches in 1974. It also surpassed normal rainfall for all of August, 3.29 inches. It was also more rain than had been measured at BWI in a single month since December, when 4.5 inches of rain fell.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. -- Working to preempt a parade of Republican governors who will take the stage tonight at their party's national convention, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said here that the GOP vision for the nation's economy would "spell disaster for America's middle class" and that soon-to-be nominee Mitt Romney "doesn't have what it takes to grow this economy. " O'Malley, who chairs the Democratic Governors Association, arrived in Tampa on Monday for a bevy of television and radio interviews in an attempt to counter the message voters will hear from Republicans over the next three days.
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