Hurricane Isaias Forecast for Schuylkill County
LATEST UPDATE FROM NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER – 11 PM MONDAY, AUG. 3
Hurricane Isaias is making its way to Schuylkill County. And it’s going to bring a lot of rain our way on Tuesday.
Hurricane Isaias “Cone”
Here’s a look at the “cone” of Hurricane Isaias. This map also contains the forecast track line that shows where the National Hurricane Center believes the storm will track.
In the 11 p.m. update from the National Hurricane Center, the winds on Hurricane Isaias have strengthened from earlier today. Isaias is once again a Category 1 hurricane. Winds are sustained at 85 mph. The storm is moving NNE at 22 mph and is just off the coast of North Carolina. The forecast path of TS Isaias still has it moving directly up the East Coast of the US, eventually passing over popular vacation spots for Schuylkill County residents.
Rain and wind from the storm appear to be impacting our weather here in the coal region on Tuesday.
Remember, a Hurricane is defined as sustained winds between 74-110 mph. Isaias is currently a Tropical Storm. A Tropical Storm is defined by sustained winds at 39-73 mph.
Hurricane Isaias Winds
Let’s take a look at the wind impact of Hurricane Isaias here in Schuylkill County:
The wind forecast for Hurricane Isaias has once again changed. Schuylkill County has about a 30-40% chance of experiencing Tropical Storm force winds from this storm on Tuesday.
Hurricane Isaias Rainfall
The biggest impact Hurricane Isaias will have on Schuylkill County remains in the form of rainfall.
Here’s a map showing the potential rainfall for Schuylkill County on Tuesday from this storm:
According to this forecast from the National Hurricane Center, Schuylkill County can expect to see anywhere between 2-4 inches of rain from Hurricane Isaias.
The area forecast to receive between 4-6 inches of rain from Hurricane Isaias is now most of southeast Pennsylvania and the Poconos.
Below is a map showing the risk of flash flooding associated with Hurricane Isaias. Schuylkill County faces a slight to moderate risk of flash flooding on Wednesday morning from the rain falling on the area from this storm.
General Information on Hurricane Isaias
Here is some general information and key alerts on Hurricane Isaias from the National Hurricane Center (as of 11 p.m. Monday).