Hurricane Isaias was a Category 1 hurricane that impacted portions of the eastern Caribbean and the east coast of the U.S. Isaias first reached hurricane force winds on 7/30 as it tracked across the Bahamas. Encountering wind shear as it neared the east coast of Florida, Isaias was downgraded to a Tropical Storm, with the strongest winds in the northwest quadrant of the system. Isaias regain its strength as it neared the Carolina coast, reaching hurricane force wind speeds hours before making landfall near the border of North and South Carolina on 8/3. From there, Isaias moved quickly across the Mid-Atlantic states and New England, bringing with it tropical storm strength winds and heavy rains, causing downed trees, power outages and flooded streets. By 8/5, Isaias had dissipated north of Quebec City.
During the course of Hurricane Isaias' development through the storm's landfall, the StormGeo TropicsWatch team closely monitored the storm — developing updates with forecasts and expected impacts. Learn more about TropicsWatch.
This image shows sustained wind speeds for the last 72 hours in the New York area. Max wind speeds at Newark Airport were up to 35 mph over the last 72 hours, while max wind speeds at JFK Airport were 52 mph.
This image shows estimated precipitation for the last 72 hours in the Washington, D.C. area. Reagan National Airport received 2.82 inches of rain, while Dulles Aiport received about 1.5 inches of rain.