View of Hurricane Ike From Space Station (NASA)
View of Hurricane Ike From Space Station
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
Ike Update News; Dec. 1 2008
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
Sep 12, 2008 … Follow Hurricane Ike—storm news, photos, and video.
|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. …
Sept. 27 2008
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
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
News on Hurricane Ike continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Quick rescue video’s on this post of mine;
HURRICANE IKE EYES HOUSTON
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.
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IKE CONTINUES TOWARD THE US.
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.
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Weather Undergrounds Storm Center Map below
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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:
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.
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 …
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