View of Hurricane Ike From Space Station (NASA)

ISS017-E-015752 -- Hurricane Ike


View of Hurricane Ike From Space Station

Hurricane Ike

ISS017-E-015162 (4 Sept. 2008) — Hurricane Ike was still a Category 4 storm on the morning of Sept. 4 when this photo was taken from the International Space Station’s vantage point of 220 miles above the Earth. The season’s seventh named storm was churning west-northwestward through the mid-Atlantic Ocean sporting winds of 120 nautical miles per hour with gusts to 145. Photo Credit: NASA


This post is intended to keep you somewhat connected to hurricane Ike’s impacts, especially since it keeps being viewed. To help in that desire, I add links that seem to provide useful info. Here is another one.

And in case this years tornadic storms are of interest to you:

Tornado Video from Parkersburg Iowa Bank

Tornado Stories


Ike Update News; Dec. 1 2008

Washington Times
FEMA limits aid to Texas counties hit by Hurricane Ike 2:13 PM CT6 hours ago

By EMILY RAMSHAW / The Dallas Morning News AUSTIN – The Federal Emergency Management Agency will fully fund six more months of Hurricane Ike debris removal

Dallas Morning News

Hurricane Ike: News & Videos about Hurricane Ike –

The television network presents stories and videos related to the storm.


National Geographic is a good place to go for lots of info, stories an video

Hurricane Ike News, Photos, and Video

Sep 12, 2008 Follow Hurricane Ike—storm news, photos, and video.


The Southern Ledger
Sense of history a reason Galveston survives
San Antonio Express, TX – 13 hours ago
Mold has taken over some of the collections at the Rosenberg Library home to the Galveston and Texas History Center in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in
More Than 400 Hurricane Ike Photos (Updated 10/4) KFDM-TV News
Three Weeks After Storm, a Grim Task of Recovery New York Times
Rebuilding Galveston’s economy after Ike KHOU
Houston ChronicleHouston Chronicle
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Plano: JPII students donates to help Ike recovery
Lewisville Leader, TX – 15 hours ago
“We had such short notice for the Hurricane Ike drive that it was great that the whole school stepped up and donated.” The American Red Cross operates more
Hurricane Ike Caused $710-Million in Damage to University in Texas
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) – Oct 10, 2008
By Category The University of Texas Medical Branch, in Galveston, has suffered nearly $710-million in damage and other costs related to Hurricane Ike,
Xactware’s Network Processes its 15 Millionth Estimate
PR Web (press release), WA – 9 hours ago
Insurance professionals and repair experts hard at work in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike helped complete a surge of estimates that recently pushed the

Washington Post
LeBlanc gave realistic picture of island’s future
Daily News – Galveston County, TX – 12 hours ago
and sewer rates won’t be used to float bonds to finance improvements to the water and sewer systems, which were dilapidated before Hurricane Ike hit.

The Southern Ledger
Beaches once thick with birds quiet thanks to Ike
Bradenton Herald, United States – Oct 4, 2008
AP Photo – Earnest Stone, right, and his wife Jimmie, stand where their home once stood until Hurricane Ike destroyed it Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008,
Beaches once thick with birds quiet thanks to Ike KDBC
Beaches once thick with birds quiet thanks to Ike Washington Post
all 230 news articles »

Houston Chronicle
Texans take crack at Dolphins defense today
Houston Chronicle, United States – 11 hours ago
If there’s any benefit to be found in how Hurricane Ike reconfigured the Texans’ schedule, it could show itself in today’s game against the Miami Dolphins.

Post Chronicle
Six-pound Mammoth Tooth Photo: Hurricane Ike reveals Fossil
Post Chronicle – Oct 7, 2008
The damage done by Hurricane Ike was quite apparent, but what Sisk and her colleague didn’t expect to find was a huge fossil! ..
AFTER THE STORM: Damage recedes in Vermilion Parish; see photos
The Daily Advertiser, LA – Oct 10, 2008
Across the Vermilion Parish areas ravaged by Hurricane Ike’s floodwaters just under a month ago, remnants of the storm remain – piles of debris lined up ..


Sept. 27 2008

FEMA: Hurricane Ike Information and Resources

Flooding Information and Resources · Have you been displaced by Hurricane Ike? Ready.Gov – Prepare. Plan. Stay informed · National Hurricane Center


Sept. 20 2008


Since so many of you come looking for photo’s; here is a National Geographic Link for Ike

HURRICANE IKE PHOTOS: Storm Pummels Texas Coast

See photos of the destruction caused by Hurricane Ike after it ravaged southeast Texas early Saturday, battering the coast with driving rain and ferocious

Sept. 18 2008

Hurricane Ike News – Topix

News on Hurricane Ike continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.


Quick rescue video’s on this post of mine;



Hurricane Ike’s impacts leave 32 dead across 9 states. Sept 15 2008

Ike’s remnants have just exited the continent, leaving much flooding and wind damage all the way to the Northeast.


ABC News

Hurricane Ike will be entered into the record books for the severe damage it inflicted in and around Galveston, Texas, experts say.
National Geographic14533 related articles »

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UPDATE 5:15 pm CDT Sept. 12 2008

Hurricane Ike’s outer rain-bands are beginning to reach the shore. Center of cyclone is approx. 60 miles in diameter. Center is still anticipated to come very near or over Houston.

In other severe weather, at this time tornadic storms are rapidly moving towards Kansas City Kansas. A tornado watch there to 10pm local time.

There are a couple tornado warnings in Louisiana. Several homes just reported damaged by one in central Louisiana Ike is not currently expected to be a prodigious tornado producer. This may change as it later encounters that same front and low pressure system causing tornadoes now closing in on Kansas City.


UPDATE 12:00pm CDT Sept. 12 2008

Ike at 105mph wind in center, remains with very large wind field. Expected eye-wall landfall expected Saturday morning. Ike may close in on Category 3 by landfall.

Houston expected to be near Ike’s center track. Dallas TX under tropical storm warning. Southern Louisiana under tornado watch. From Louisiana to southwest of Galveston receiving rough coastal conditions expected to get worse.


Update; 6:00pm CDT Sept. 11 2008

Ike seems to be stabilizing and deepening its central pressure. This intensification may take time to spread out into the large wind field. It’s size may create a large impact regardless of it’s Category strength, expected to be around Category 3, or major hurricane status. It is quite major with its size even at at it’s current Cat. 2. Landfall expected perhaps early Saturday morning.

(This blog is a personal blog not affiliated with the links it contains from weather sources, nor do they endorse this blogs contents. I am a volunteer weather spotter. I provide links to this information to make it more available to anyone facing these weather events or otherwise looking for information on them.)

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11:15am CDT Sept. 11 2008

This hurricanes southern projections have been fading to the northern ones of late. Houston TX is now more near the center of the cone of uncertainty, to the northeast of it, which may put it in heavy rain and tropical storm or more winds, and those quick spin-up tornadoes.

Here is the Weather Undergrounds Tropical information link on Ike.

North Atlantic Storm Advisories
Wind: 100 MPH — Location: 25.5N 88.4W — Movement: WNW
Wind: 25 MPH — Location: 21.8 66.4W — Movement: N
This area of disturbed weather has the potential for tropical development.


News article links:

New York Daily News

By Brennan Linsley, AP Photo By Laura Bly and Jayne Clark, USA TODAY As a strengthening Hurricane Ike takes aim at the Texas Gulf Coast, the battered Turks
USA Today


UPDATE; 12 pm CDT Sept. 9 2008

Ike is now crossing western Cuba with winds down to 80mph. Computer models continue to sag the projected path to the south, covering most all of Texas and some of northern Mexico.

Though Ike may exit Cuba as a minimal hurricane or strong tropical storm, some projections have it possibly a Category 4 at landfall. Today’s Ike’s strength will not necessarily be it’s power after traveling across the warm Gulf.


UPDATE 12pm CDT Sept. 8, 2008

Hurricane Ike is just exiting Cuba at this time to the south. Wind report from Cuba of 130mph. Now storm at 105mph. Unfortunately, Ike went between mountain ranges, maintaining quite a good circulation. May cross Cuba once more as it turns into the Gulf of Mexico. US landfall still expected between New Orleans and Corpus Christi this coming weekend.


Sept. 7 2008, 6:30pm EDT

The question is, after engaging Cuba; where will this hurricane go, and will it have time or space to regenerate. Currently seems Ike may land from New Orleans to Corpus Christie, but more likely now to the western Gulf, Texas and Louisiana. After Cuba, Ike may have a few days to possibly strengthen from its encounters with land. Now if dry air or some persistent wind shear can tone down this development.

The storms encounter with eastern Cuba is immanent, current wind speeds down to 120mph

Here is a NOAA link for this event.


  1. Atlantic Hurricane Ike … Hurricane IKE: Hurricane IKE Public Advisory Number 20: Hurricane IKE Aviso Publico Number 20: Hurricane IKE Forecast/Advisory Number 20: Hurricane IKE


NOAA Photo Library Image - spac0289

TIROS-N three dimensional cloud-top image of Hurricane Diana as it was strengthening from a Category III storm to a Category IV storm. This was one of the earliest three dimensional images of a hurricane from data obtained from satellite.

Image ID: spac0289, NOAA In Space Collection
Photo Date: 1984 September 11 2000


View of Earth and the moon from space. ImageView of Earth and the moon from space. credit: NASA

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