Isaac dissipates in southern Caribbean


Sept. 14 (UPI) — A hurricane hunter airplane determined the Atlantic storm named Isaac has dissipated.

The National Hurricane Center announced the determination Saturday in its 5 a.m. advisory, the last one it will issue on the storm.

The eye of the storm — which briefly weakened into a tropical depression then restrengthened into a tropical storm Friday — was about 260 miles south-southwest of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and 455 miles east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, as of the 5 a.m. EDT update.

Isaac was moving west at 16 mph with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.

There were no warnings or watches associated with Isaac, which had been a hurricane for a few days this week.

“The remnants of Isaac will likely continue to produce gusty winds and occasional heavy rains while moving…

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