September 27, 2002
Tropical Storm Isidore has a broad reach, as evidenced by this NOAA image from yesterday morning. Rain was falling from the southern tip of Maine to the Gulf Coast. At 15:00 UTC on Thursday, Isidore was centered 60 miles (96 km) northeast of New Orleans, moving slowly to the north northeast with winds gusting to 60 knots (31 m/s). Though New Orleans and surrounding areas experienced flooding and power outages, the US was spared the hurricane force winds that Isidore packed for Mexico and Cuba earlier in the week. The storm is expected to dump up to 20 inches (51 cm) of rain in Mississippi as it weakens and speeds on its northeastward jouney.