Isaac Achieves Hurricane Status, Aug. 28, 2012 UPDATE 11:20 am CDT

Miami, Florida—(ENEWSPF)—August 28, 2012 – UPDATE 11:20 am CDT (1620 UTC).  The National Hurricane Center is reporting that Reconnaissance Data indicate Isaac finally achieves hurricane status.

Reports from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter Aircraft indicate that maximum winds associated with Isaac have increased to 75 mph (120 km/h). On this basis, Isaac is being upgraded to a hurricane.

Hurricane Isaac is located 28.1 north, 88.6 west, about 75 miles (115 km) south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River, about 160 miles (250 km) southeast of New Orleans, Louisiana.  Maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 km/h).  Present movement is northwest or 310 degrees at 10 mph (17 km/h).  Minimum Central pressure is 975 mb (28.79 inches).

Source: hhc.noaa.gov