Skip to comments.Hurricane Ike Live Thread
Posted on 09/07/2008 8:37:37 AM PDT by NautiNurse
Hurricane Ike is the fifth tropical cyclone of the 2008 hurricane season to threaten U.S. Gulf Coast states.
Reports from Turks & Caicos Islands describe 80 per cent of homes damaged or destroyed. On Sunday, Hurricane Ike's position just north of Hispanola was hampering relief efforts for devastation incurred by Hurricane Gustav and Tropical Storm Fay. The death toll in Haiti from Gustav reached 200 people.
Florida Governor Charlie Crist held a press conference Sunday morning shortly after a Hurricane Watch was issued for the Florida Keys.
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|Category||Wind Speed||Barometric Pressure||Storm Surge||Damage Potential|
|< 39 mph
< 34 kts
|39 - 73 mph
34 - 63 kts
|74 - 95 mph
64 - 82 kts
|28.94" or more
980.02 mb or more
|4.0' - 5.0'
1.2 m - 1.5 m
|Minimal damage to vegetation|
|96 - 110 mph
83 - 95 kts
|28.50" - 28.93"
965.12 mb - 979.68 mb
|6.0' - 8.0'
1.8 m - 2.4 m
|Moderate damage to houses|
|111 - 130 mph
96 - 112 kts
|27.91" - 28.49"
945.14 mb - 964.78 mb
|9.0' - 12.0'
2.7 m - 3.7 m
|Extensive damage to small buildings|
|131 - 155 mph
113 - 135 kts
|27.17" - 27.90"
920.08 mb - 944.80 mb
|13.0' - 18.0'
3.9 m - 5.5 m
|Extreme structural damage|
|Greater than 155 mph
Greater than 135 kts
|Less than 27.17"
Less than 920.08 mb
|Greater than 18.0'
Greater than 5.5m
|Catastrophic building failures possible|
Is it yours or ours? Don’t even want to consider ‘both’.
What’s with this westward shift? That’s not what we wanted to see.
At 11AM, Ike was about 130 miles ENE of Guantanimo Bay, Cuba.
Winds 135, 949 mb. Moving W at 13 mph.
I noticed with Fray, Hanna and Gustav just how good the NHC is getting at predicting the path of big hurricanes. I used to joke that the one thing I know for sure is that 3 days out, where ever the NHC says it’s going is safe from the hurricane. lol, Not any more, I am very impressed with thier skill this season.
Definately looks like Houston is now in play.
We’ve got friends with a second home in the Houston area...they were planning on driving back to California tomorrow, but we got an email this morning indicating they’re hanging back a couple of days to study Eisenhower’s trajectory.
Starting to look like a Texas storm.
Note to Texas FReepers: just an observation, not an attempted jinx on you....
Looks like it’s pretty much followed the predicted path so far. The brunt of the hurricane will not hit Miami.
I’m in Houston. You can bet that everyone here will be watching this one very closely.
Long way to go before knowing where Ike will make ultimate landfall. Hang in there.
You are right although they did miss Fay pretty badly. They did say they knew why they were missing it tho.
I'm relieved to see the forecasted track by-passing my home place.
Head's up Texans.
You do a great service here NN. I’m still watching and waiting here in the Lower Keys. My neighbor across the street just left for Orlando. Says he thinks it’s likely we only get CAT 1 or so winds here, but he’s already taken off work as of a few days ago, and he’s going to go visit The Mouse.
Looks better every advisory for us here, but I’ll breathe easier when it moves inland over Cuba.
On the previous thread someone said that the track is the same as the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, the last one to run the length of Cuba.
If Ike continues W movement, Gitmo will not get the full force of the eyewall. Ike has made mince meat of smaller land masses thus far. The big question is what the storm will do as it nears Cuba.
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