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By: Skyepony , 12:57 AM GMT am 09. September 2008

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Found a trick with the corn I put in after Fay. When they are a few weeks old & that bug comes to burrow down the middle eating & chewing~ put a few inch piece of pennyroyal in the middle of the stalk. Always had great luck with it for a corn tea but this is quicker. Planted some brussel sprounts, winter & acorn squash. Cucumbers were good, but they are over. Stressed out & ate up, missed some pollination with the storms keeping the bees home, but not bad considering yield & weather conditions.

Time to Plant. Let all the hurricane moisture germinate your seeds. FSU garden page is excellent source for what seeds to plant in which months for if you live in North, central or South FL.




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...INCREASING RAIN CHANCES THROUGH MID WEEK AS IKE MOVES INTO THE
SOUTHEAST GULF...

...HAZARDOUS BEACH AND MARINE CONDITIONS CONTINUE...

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Mostly dry through Tuesday, Then increased rain due to Ike with the south end seeing possible tropical storm winds. Winds picking up as well. Friday~ moist & warm, rain chances decrease to 40%.








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107. whitewabit (Mod)
08:00 PM GMT am 14. September 2008
hey Skye...5.2 inches of rain overnite with the 3.2 inches yesterday for a total of 8.4 inches and haven't checked the gage since 10 am...

10+ inches in the cellar...
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106. Skyepony
04:21 PM GMT am 14. September 2008
You've out done yourself Rainman:) Thanks for bringing it all..

Finn~ Your right on. Caught up on some sleep, cleaned a few odd corners & now gonna work on my mountain of sewing..

Did give the tropics a glance. Nothing menicing. Not convinced anything will become of 92L...if the cmc doesn't develop it..probibly not happening:)

Locals..GLITTO says nary a cloud in the sky & beautiful boating conditions..enjoy.

.HYDROLOGY...A SLOW FALL IN RIVER LEVELS IS FORECAST ALONG THE
MIDDLE ST JOHNS RIVER FROM LAKE HARNEY TO LAKE GEORGE INTO NEXT WEEK
BUT ALL FORECAST POINTS WILL REMAIN ABOVE FLOOD STAGE FOR THE
FORESEEABLE FUTURE. PRECIP CHANCES OVER THE BASIN WILL BE LIMITED TO
30 PCT OR LESS THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. FOR THE LATEST INFO ON ST
JOHNS RIVER SEE THE RIVER FLOOD STATEMENT /MIAFLSMLB/.
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105. Rainman32
02:08 PM GMT am 14. September 2008
Good Morning! (83.0°F)

An Ike wrap-up from The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), NASA Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio, NASA's Hurricane Resource Page, NASA Earth Observatory Natural Hazards, and ESA Earth Watching Today's Sat Pics O' The Day.






13 September 2008
HURRICANE IKE OVER TEXAS
Hurricane IKE made landfall at Galveston, Texas on 13 September 2008 at about 2:10 CDT ( 0710 UTC) as a destructive category two hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale with winds of 95 knots ( 110 mph). The image on the right used TRMM data captured about 4 hours later at 6:17 CDT (1117 UTC). It showed that IKE hadn't lost much of it's intensity. It was still a well organized hurricane with an eye that was clearly defined by TRMM's Precipitation Radar (PR) data. Large areas of moderate to heavy rainfall are shown surrounding IKE in the TRMM rainfall analysis


Hurricane Ike Attacks the Gulf Coast on September 12, 2008

NASA's TRMM spacecraft observed this view of Hurricane Ike on September 12, 2008 at 1035Z or 6:35 AM EST. At this time the storm was an extremely dangerous category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 90 knots (103 mph) and a pressure reading of 953 millibars. Hurricane-force winds were extending outward 120 miles from the center, while tropical storm-force winds extend up to 275 miles. Size matters when it comes to hurricanes. Larger storms produce a wider swath of wind damage and stir up the water that create a surge on a longer coastline. With Hurricane Ike, the wind field is exceptionally large and so is the destructive potential for storm surge. Surge flooding up to 25 feet is expected. The cloud cover in this animation is taken by TRMM's Visible and Infrared Scanner(VIRS) and the GOES spacecraft. The rain structure is taken by TRMM's Tropical Microwave Imager (TMI) and TRMM's Precitation Radar(PR) instruments. TRMM looks underneath of the storm's clouds to reveal the underlying rain structure. Blue represents areas with at least 0.25 inches of rain per hour. Green shows at least 0.5 inches of rain per hour. Yellow is at least 1.0 inches of rain and red is at least 2.0 inches of rain per hour.



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Hurricane Ike threatens the entire Gulf Coast on September 12, 2008. The blue region represents areas where the storm is dumping at least 0.25 inches of rain per hour and the green region is raining 0.5 inches of inches per hour. Yellow is 1 inch of rain per hour and red is 2 inches of rain per hour.



This image is the same as the above image with the cloud cover completely removed. The intense and far-reaching rain fuels this storm.



Hurricane Ike is an is exceptionally large storm. Hurricane-force winds extend outward 120 miles from the center, while tropical storm-force winds extend up to 275 miles




Hurricane Season 2008: Hurricane Ike (Atlantic Ocean)

CloudSat Scans Hurricane Ike Right After Landfall



NASA's CloudSat satellite's Cloud Profiling Radar captured a sideways look across Ike on Sept. 13 at 6:58 UTC (2:58 a.m. EDT), about 48 minutes after his eye made landfall in Galveston, Texas.

CloudSat didn't directly pass over the eye, but over the left side of the storm. The image shows that the section of the storm that CloudSat crossed over (the brightly colored red, yellow, blue and green clouds) is about 400km (250 miles) wide. Hurricane Ike. Click on thumbnail for full image. Photo Credit: NASA/JPL/Colorado State University/Naval Research Laboratory-Monterey In that section, the clouds extended from the surface to almost 20 km (~12 miles) high in the atmosphere, and these clouds were raining heavily everywhere, as shown by the surface signal that disappears (the bright white stripe at the bottom of the clouds). At the time of this overpass, the storm had just crossed from the ocean over to the land. This is shown by the blue line on the left changing into the brown line on the right just below the image.

The blue areas along the top of the clouds indicate cloud ice, while the wavy blue lines on the bottom center of the image indicate intense rainfall. Notice that the solid line along the bottom of the panel, which is the ground, disappears in this area of intense precipitation. It is likely that in the area the precipitation rate exceeds 30mm/hr (1.18 inches/hour) based on previous studies.


Hurricane Ike



Hurricane Ike was a strong Category 2 storm when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image at 12:05 p.m. CDT on September 12, 2008. The massive storm was already starting to pound the Texas and Louisiana coast with high winds and battering waves, even though the eye of the storm remained well off shore. The National Hurricane Center forecast that the storm’s center would come ashore immediately west of Houston late on September 12 or early September 13.

Ike had sustained winds of 165 kilometer per hour (105 miles per hour) with stronger gusts about the time this image was taken. The National Hurricane Center warned that the storm could intensify into a Category 3 storm before making landfall. Despite the strong winds, the real danger associated with Ike was coastal flooding and large, damaging waves. Ike could push water 20 to 25 feet above normal high-tide levels, burying coastal regions by more than nine feet of water as much as a mile inland, warned the National Weather Service.

The surge was expected to extend over a wider distance than usual because of Ike’s tremendous size, said the National Hurricane Center. Hurricane-force winds extended 195 kilometers (120 miles) from the center of the storm when MODIS acquired this image.

NASA image created by Jesse Allen, using data provided courtesy of the University of Wisconsin’s Space Science and Engineering Center MODIS Direct Broadcast system. Caption by Holli Riebeek.


Hurricane Ike (Atlantic Ocean), September 2008



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104. LakeWorthFinn
03:02 AM GMT am 14. September 2008
I hope you're getting some good sleep now Skye. Thanks for keeping us updated, hugs to yas and, as always, a special one for DF :)
You too Rain, thanks and hugs to wife!
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103. Rainman32
09:49 AM GMT am 13. September 2008
Looks like NDBC will have to retrieve a wayward buoy, been drifting south Click here to see the latest position. (hint- copy the coordinates into Google Earth or Maps to see where it is now)

42035 went adrift on 09/13/2008 and the last report from its moored position was 1900Z. It is still transmitting valid observation data, which will continue to be reported here, but not from the location given above.
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102. Skyepony
09:25 AM GMT am 13. September 2008
HURRICANE IKE TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL092008
230 AM CDT SAT SEP 13 2008

...IKE MAKES LANDFALL AT GALVESTON...

RADAR DATA AND SURFACE OBSERVATIONS INDICATE THAT THE CENTER OF IKE
MADE LANDFALL AT GALVESTON TEXAS AT ABOUT 210 AM CDT.


$$
FORECASTER BEVEN/RHOME




4am...
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 110 MPH...175 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. IKE IS A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE.
WEAKENING IS EXPECTED AS THE CENTER MOVES FARTHER INLAND...ALTHOUGH
IKE IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN A HURRICANE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 125 MILES...205 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 260
MILES...415 KM. HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS ARE LIKELY TO OCCUR WELL
INLAND NEAR AND TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER. PORT ARTHUR TEXAS
RECENTLY REPORTED A WIND GUST OF 96 MPH...154 KM/HR.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 954 MB...28.17 INCHES.
THE NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE STATION AT THE GALVESTON PLEASURE PIER
REPORTED A MINIMUM PRESSURE OF 951.6 MB...28.10 INCHES...AS THE EYE
OF IKE PASSED OVER THE STATION.

COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF UP TO 20 FEET...WITH POSSIBLY UP TO
25 FEET IN BAYS AND RIVERS...ABOVE NORMAL TIDES ALONG WITH LARGE
AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...CAN BE EXPECTED ALONG THE UPPER
TEXAS AND SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA COASTS. THE SURGE EXTENDS A
GREATER THAN USUAL DISTANCE FROM THE CENTER DUE TO THE LARGE SIZE
OF THE CYCLONE. AUTOMATED TIDE GAGES ALONG THE UPPER TEXAS COAST
ARE REPORTING STORM SURGES OF 9 TO 12 FT ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS.

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101. whitewabit (Mod)
07:42 AM GMT am 13. September 2008
73º and rain...
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100. whitewabit (Mod)
07:03 AM GMT am 13. September 2008
Skye...so did he make it up to a cat 3 ???
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99. condesa
06:04 AM GMT am 13. September 2008
Insight from Lake Jackson
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98. Rainman32
05:55 AM GMT am 13. September 2008
Satellite page: RAP Real-Time Weather



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97. Rainman32
04:52 AM GMT am 13. September 2008
IPS MeteoStar Weather Satellite Imagery



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96. Rainman32
04:32 AM GMT am 13. September 2008
tried to answer earlier LWF will try again, 1mph shy.. Personally I think they should have just gone ahead and called it a major in interest of safety and getting folks attention.

Station 42035 - GALVESTON 22NM East of Galveston, TX

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95. LakeWorthFinn
03:36 AM GMT am 13. September 2008
OMG Rain & Skye, totally speechless with the pics.
So is it a cat3 now? Not that a few miles per hr winds matter anymore
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94. Skyepony
02:22 AM GMT am 13. September 2008
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93. Rainman32
01:12 AM GMT am 13. September 2008
Yeap, gotit skye, the anticyclone producing the enhanced outflow and TB, pressure drop too I notice.. heck of a thing to see right before landfall

Nesdis Ora Flash Flood

AUTOMATIC SATELLITE-DERIVED PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES




Large Blowup of the instantaneous Product

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92. Skyepony
01:06 AM GMT am 13. September 2008
transverse banding, that's what I was talking about..

just in.

Product: Air Force Vortex Message (URNT12 KNHC)
Transmitted: 13th day of the month at 01:00Z
Aircraft: Air Force Aircraft (Last 3 digits of the tail number are 304)
Storm Number & Year: 09L in 2008
Storm Name: Ike (in the North Atlantic basin)
Mission Number: 33
Observation Number: 22
A. Time of Center Fix: 13th day of the month at 0:46:00Z
B. Center Fix Coordinates: 28°21'N 94°14'W (28.35N 94.2333W)
B. Center Fix Location: 74 miles (119 km) to the SSE (151°) from Galveston, TX, USA.
C. Minimum Height at Standard Level: 2,703m (8,868ft) at 700mb
D. Estimated (by SFMR or visually) Maximum Surface Wind: 82kts (~ 94.4mph)
E. Location of the Estimated Maximum Surface Wind: 22 nautical miles (25 statute miles) to the NW (318°) of center fix
F. Maximum Flight Level Wind Inbound: From 35° at 89kts (From the NE at ~ 102.4mph)
G. Location of Maximum Flight Level Wind Inbound: 27 nautical miles (31 statute miles) to the NW (316°) of center fix
H. Minimum Sea Level Pressure: 952mb (28.11 inHg)
I. Maximum Flight Level Temp & Pressure Altitude Outside Eye: 9°C (48°F) at a pressure alt. of 3,041m (9,977ft)
J. Maximum Flight Level Temp & Pressure Altitude Inside Eye: 17°C (63°F) at a pressure alt. of 3,047m (9,997ft)
K. Dewpoint Temp (collected at same location as temp inside eye): 14°C (57°F)
K. Sea Surface Temp (collected at same location as temp inside eye): Not Available
L. Eye Character: Open in the east (center has 50% or more, but less than 100%, of eyewall coverage)
M. Eye Shape: Elliptical (oval shaped)
M. Orientation of Major Axis in Elliptical Eye: 40° to 220° (NE to SW)
M. Length of Major Axis in Elliptical Eye: 60 nautical miles (69 statute miles)
M. Length of Minor Axis in Elliptical Eye: 40 nautical miles (46 statute miles)
N. Fix Determined By: Penetration, Radar, Wind, Pressure and Temperature
N. Fix Level: 700mb
O. Navigation Fix Accuracy: 0.02 nautical miles
O. Meteorological Accuracy: 1 nautical mile
Remarks Section:
Maximum Flight Level Wind: 103kts (~ 118.5mph) in the northeast quadrant at 23:36:00Z

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91. Rainman32
12:55 AM GMT am 13. September 2008
Reposting the TX link with IR, look at the transverse banding.. OMG

Texas Meteorological Satellite Images - GOES - Texas Commission on Environmental Quality - www.tceq.state.tx.us



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90. Skyepony
12:50 AM GMT am 13. September 2008
Link to map with the anticyclone drawn in little orange lines..
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89. Skyepony
12:49 AM GMT am 13. September 2008
WOW, LIVVID is incrediable..

Really beginning to see the results of the earlier drop on the ADT graph, the anticyclone Ike is slipping under produced the outflow & spectacular cloud show before sunset on satalite & he'ped him cover his exposed (mostly west) side & fill in the rest. Glad those two didn't couple any farther from land.
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88. Rainman32
12:32 AM GMT am 13. September 2008

09L(IKE) | America | TRMM Real-Time Monitoring for Tropical Cyclones



Earth Observation Research Center, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

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87. Rainman32
12:13 AM GMT am 13. September 2008
I'm afraid you are right LWF. if you haven't checked out LIVVID, give it a look too.. I'm in (shock and) awe

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86. LakeWorthFinn
12:07 AM GMT am 13. September 2008
I can see on sat pics that the eye is closing/ getting smaller. The whole monster looks more compact than two hours ago.

Rain, that's not waves in that great NASA pic, it's like a tsunami...
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85. Rainman32
12:06 AM GMT am 13. September 2008
Texas Meteorological Satellite Images - GOES - Texas Commission on Environmental Quality - www.tceq.state.tx.us



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84. Rainman32
11:38 PM GMT am 12. September 2008
12 September 2008
HURRICANE IKE HEADED FOR TEXAS






The TRMM satellite passed over enormous hurricane IKE that filled much of the Gulf Of Mexico on the morning of 12 September 2008 at 1033 UTC( 5:33 AM LOCAL TIME). The TRMM Precipitation Radar (PR) and TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI) instruments made it clear by peering through the cloud canopy that hurricane IKE had a large eye and a very large area of intense rainfall mostly concentrated in the southeastern part of the storm. Bands of rainfall in this area were shown by the TRMM satellite to exceed 50 millimeters (~2 inches) per hour. The National Hurricane Center forecast track indicated that hurricane IKE would be over the Texas coast early in the morning of Saturday 13 September 2008.
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83. Skyepony
11:20 PM GMT am 12. September 2008
special advisery

DATA FROM NOAA DOPPLER WEATHER RADARS AND RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT
INDICATE IKE HAS BECOME BETTER ORGANIZED...AND MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS HAVE NOW INCREASED TO NEAR 110 MPH...175 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. IKE IS A STRONG CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE ON THE
SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE AND COULD REACH THE TEXAS COAST AS A CATEGORY
THREE...MAJOR HURRICANE. STRONGER WINDS...ESPECIALLY IN STRONGER
GUSTS...ARE LIKELY ON HIGH RISE BUILDINGS.

IKE REMAINS A VERY LARGE HURRICANE AND HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND
OUTWARD UP TO 120 MILES...195 KM...FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL
STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 275 MILES...445 KM.

THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE RECENTLY REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE
RESERVE UNIT RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT WAS 954 MB...28.17 INCHES.

COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF UP TO 20 FEET...WITH NEAR 25 FEET
IN SOME AREAS...ABOVE NORMAL TIDES ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS
BATTERING WAVES...CAN BE EXPECTED NEAR AND TO THE EAST OF WHERE THE
CENTER OF IKE MAKES LANDFALL. THE SURGE EXTENDS A GREATER THAN
USUAL DISTANCE FROM THE CENTER DUE TO THE LARGE SIZE OF THE
CYCLONE. WATER LEVELS HAVE ALREADY RISEN BY 7 TO 9 FEET ABOVE
NORMAL ALONG MUCH OF THE NORTHWESTERN GULF COAST.

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82. Rainman32
09:39 PM GMT am 12. September 2008

Hey Skye, thanks on the pic, glad I stuck it out had to post that entry 3 times before it finally took, but well Doc liked it too!:)

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81. Skyepony
09:27 PM GMT am 12. September 2008
Water Over-Topping, Breeching Levees in Plaquemines and Terrebone Parishes

Not real suprised after the sea hieghts graphics lastnight..

Most recent round of intensification seems to have settled for now. Worst winds I expect to be 110-130mph at landfall. For the last 12 hrs or so I've been thinking landfall should be slightly east of Galvenston. For them, I hope so.

I've been watching the cnn feed.

Amazing pics Rainman, the ISS one blew me away.

Product: Air Force Vortex Message (URNT12 KNHC)
Transmitted: 12th day of the month at 21:02Z
Aircraft: Air Force Aircraft (Last 3 digits of the tail number are 304)
Storm Number & Year: 09L in 2008
Storm Name: Ike (in the North Atlantic basin)
Mission Number: 33
Observation Number: 04
A. Time of Center Fix: 12th day of the month at 20:38:30Z
B. Center Fix Coordinates: 27°54'N 93°21'W (27.9N 93.35W) (View map)
B. Center Fix Location: 158 miles (254 km) to the SSE (163°) from Beaumont, TX, USA.
C. Minimum Height at Standard Level: 2,715m (8,907ft) at 700mb
D. Estimated (by SFMR or visually) Maximum Surface Wind: 89kts (~ 102.4mph)
E. Location of the Estimated Maximum Surface Wind: 48 nautical miles (55 statute miles) to the NNE/NE (33°) of center fix
F. Maximum Flight Level Wind Inbound: From 128° at 105kts (From the SE at ~ 120.8mph)
G. Location of Maximum Flight Level Wind Inbound: 71 nautical miles (82 statute miles) to the NE (38°) of center fix
H. Minimum Sea Level Pressure: 955mb (28.20 inHg)
I. Maximum Flight Level Temp & Pressure Altitude Outside Eye: 11°C (52°F) at a pressure alt. of 3,049m (10,003ft)
J. Maximum Flight Level Temp & Pressure Altitude Inside Eye: 19°C (66°F) at a pressure alt. of 3,051m (10,010ft)
K. Dewpoint Temp (collected at same location as temp inside eye): 11°C (52°F)
K. Sea Surface Temp (collected at same location as temp inside eye): Not Available
L. Eye Character: Open in the west (center has 50% or more, but less than 100%, of eyewall coverage)
M. Eye Shape & Diameter: Circular with a diameter of 60 nautical miles (69 statute miles)
N. Fix Determined By: Penetration, Radar, Wind, Pressure and Temperature
N. Fix Level: 700mb
O. Navigation Fix Accuracy: 0.02 nautical miles
O. Meteorological Accuracy: 1 nautical mile
Remarks Section:
Maximum Flight Level Wind: 105kts (~ 120.8mph) in the northeast quadrant at 20:17:20Z

Best of luck to those in the path.
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80. Rainman32
04:02 PM GMT am 12. September 2008
Good Morning! (84.9°F)

From Navy/NRL Tropical Cyclone Page, NASA Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio, NOAA Operational Significant Event Imagery, NOAA Environmental Visualization Program, and NASA-International Space Station Today's Sat Pics O' The Day.



Collage made from Navy/NRL imagry


Hurricane Ike on September 10, 2008 at 1745 UTC

NASA's TRMM spacecraft observed this view of Hurricane Ike on September 10, 2008 at 1745 UTC or 1:45PM EST. At this time the storm was a category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 85 knots (97.75 mph), a pressure reading of 958 millibars, and a diameter of 100 miles. The cloud cover in this animation is taken by TRMM's Visible and Infrared Scanner(VIRS) and the GOES spacecraft. The rain structure is taken by TRMM's Tropical Microwave Imager (TMI) and TRMM's Precitation Radar(PR) instruments. TRMM looks underneath of the storm's clouds to reveal the underlying rain structure. The colored isosurface uner the clouds show the rain seen by the PR instrument. This surface is colored according to cloud height where yellow represents 10 km thunderclouds and red represents 15 km or more intense thunderclouds. Ike is expected to generate a 10 to 15 foot storm surge along a 100 mile stretch of the Texas Coast from the eye landfall location.



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Hurricane Ike strengthens in the Gulf. TRMM observed this 17 km tower.



Hurricane Ike with the clouds removed.



Hurricane Ike threatens the entire Gulf Coast.




Large Animation from OSEI


Hurricane Ike regional imagery, 2008.09.12 at 0845Z. Centerpoint Latitude: 26:54:30N Longitude: 91:31:08W.




View of Hurricane Ike From Space Station


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ISS017-E-015752 (10 Sept. 2008) --- This picture of Hurricane Ike from earlier today was downlinked by the crew of the International Space Station, flying 220 statute miles above Earth. The center of the hurricane was near 23.8 degrees north latitude and 85.3 degrees west longitude, moving 300 degrees at 7 nautical miles per hour. The sustained winds were 80 nautical miles per hour with gusts to 100 nautical miles per hour and forecast to intensify. Photo Credit: NASA


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79. Skyepony
12:38 PM GMT am 12. September 2008
Good Morning Gator~ I hear ya. Been having to water the gardens again. May get a little rain from 91L eventually.
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78. Skyepony
12:32 PM GMT am 12. September 2008

Product: Air Force Vortex Message (URNT12 KNHC)
Transmitted: 12th day of the month at 12:21Z
Aircraft: Air Force Aircraft (Last 3 digits of the tail number are 301)
Mission: Non-Tasked Mission, possibly not tropical (in the North Atlantic basin)
Mission Identifier: Ike1
Mission Number: 32
Observation Number: 03
A. Time of Center Fix: 12th day of the month at 11:42:00Z
B. Center Fix Coordinates: 26°55'N 92°05'W (26.9167N 92.0833W)
B. Center Fix Location: 245 miles (394 km) to the SSW (210°) from New Orleans, LA, USA.
C. Minimum Height at Standard Level: 2,726m (8,944ft) at 700mb
D. Estimated (by SFMR or visually) Maximum Surface Wind: 65kts (~ 74.8mph)
E. Location of the Estimated Maximum Surface Wind: 84 nautical miles (97 statute miles) to the NW (314°) of center fix
F. Maximum Flight Level Wind Inbound: From 52° at 92kts (From the NE at ~ 105.9mph)
G. Location of Maximum Flight Level Wind Inbound: 48 nautical miles (55 statute miles) to the NW (310°) of center fix
H. Minimum Sea Level Pressure: 954mb (28.17 inHg)
I. Maximum Flight Level Temp & Pressure Altitude Outside Eye: 13°C (55°F) at a pressure alt. of 3,045m (9,990ft)
J. Maximum Flight Level Temp & Pressure Altitude Inside Eye: 15°C (59°F) at a pressure alt. of 3,050m (10,007ft)
K. Dewpoint Temp (collected at same location as temp inside eye): 11°C (52°F)
K. Sea Surface Temp (collected at same location as temp inside eye): Not Available
L. Eye Character: Not Available
M. Eye Shape: Not Available
N. Fix Determined By: Penetration, Wind and Pressure
N. Fix Level: 700mb
O. Navigation Fix Accuracy: 0.02 nautical miles
O. Meteorological Accuracy: 2 nautical miles
Remarks Section - Remarks That Were Decoded...
Maximum Flight Level Wind: 92kts (~ 105.9mph) in the northwest quadrant at 11:27:30Z
Maximum Flight Level Temp: 18°C (64°F) which was observed 18 nautical miles (21 statute miles) to the NW (310°) from the flight level center
Remarks Section - Additional Remarks...
MAX OUTBOUND AND MAX FL WIND 97KT SE QUAD 12:02:30Z
SFC CTR NOT VISIBLE DUE TO UNDERCAST

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77. Gatorxgrrrl
11:25 AM GMT am 12. September 2008
Morning Skye, hope your doing well! We are already getting dry here. WOW it is amazing how fast you can lose 16 inches of rain!
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76. Skyepony
11:20 AM GMT am 12. September 2008
AF301 just got there. P-3 43 is on the way.
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75. whitewabit (Mod)
05:04 AM GMT am 12. September 2008
Skye have been watching buoy 42361 which is directly in front of Ike and winds going up steadly with pressure dropping fast...showing 60.2 kts... wind speed...
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74. Skyepony
05:03 AM GMT am 12. September 2008
It has 2 eye walls. The convergenance at the bottom of the 1st(inside) eye wall gets to be too much, so a 2nd area around the 1st begins to lift & vent too. Usually the outside one may cut off the inner, the outter being left as a large eye that either shrinks & intensifies some or stays below a major with a big eye (classic example) or the inner one can win by venting better, moist in the area around the 2nd with a small eye & a sudden major can appear. Ike did this before Cuba, I wouldn't be suprised to see it again.
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73. LakeWorthFinn
04:51 AM GMT am 12. September 2008
Skye, is it going through EWRC?
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72. Skyepony
04:45 AM GMT am 12. September 2008
Wierd how Sinlaku has the same thing going on... Ike looks to be getting more winds by recon.

I worded that wrong about Josephine~ some of her reminates are in 91L.
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71. whitewabit (Mod)
04:41 AM GMT am 12. September 2008
Ike still has that inner eyewall hanging around...keeping him from intensifying...can he keep it around for another 24???
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70. Skyepony
04:40 AM GMT am 12. September 2008
Product: Air Force Vortex Message (URNT12 KNHC)
Transmitted: 12th day of the month at 04:22Z
Corrected: This observation corrected a previous observation.
Aircraft: Air Force Aircraft (Last 3 digits of the tail number are 308)
Storm Number & Year: 09L in 2008
Storm Name: Ike (in the North Atlantic basin)
Mission Number: 30
Observation Number: 11
A. Time of Center Fix: 12th day of the month at 4:09:00Z
B. Center Fix Coordinates: 26°17'N 90°43'W (26.2833N 90.7167W) (View map)
B. Center Fix Location: 258 miles (416 km) to the S (189°) from New Orleans, LA, USA.
C. Minimum Height at Standard Level: 2,697m (8,848ft) at 700mb
D. Estimated (by SFMR or visually) Maximum Surface Wind: 74kts (~ 85.2mph)
E. Location of the Estimated Maximum Surface Wind: 64 nautical miles (74 statute miles) to the NE (48°) of center fix
F. Maximum Flight Level Wind Inbound: From 132° at 98kts (From the SE at ~ 112.8mph)
G. Location of Maximum Flight Level Wind Inbound: 59 nautical miles (68 statute miles) to the NE (48°) of center fix
H. Minimum Sea Level Pressure: 956mb (28.23 inHg)
I. Maximum Flight Level Temp & Pressure Altitude Outside Eye: 12°C (54°F) at a pressure alt. of 3,049m (10,003ft)
J. Maximum Flight Level Temp & Pressure Altitude Inside Eye: 17°C (63°F) at a pressure alt. of 3,049m (10,003ft)
K. Dewpoint Temp (collected at same location as temp inside eye): 15°C (59°F)
K. Sea Surface Temp (collected at same location as temp inside eye): Not Available
L. Eye Character: Not Available
M. Eye Shape: Not Available
N. Fix Determined By: Penetration, Radar, Wind, Pressure and Temperature
N. Fix Level: 700mb
O. Navigation Fix Accuracy: 0.02 nautical miles
O. Meteorological Accuracy: 1 nautical mile
Remarks Section:
Maximum Flight Level Wind: 98kts (~ 112.8mph) in the northeast quadrant at 3:52:20Z

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69. Skyepony
04:36 AM GMT am 12. September 2008
Josephine is gone. 91L is new (& it's lurking around Hispanolia). W Pacific has a new depression, the S Hemisphere a new invest. Sinlaku & Ike look alot a like..
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68. Skyepony
03:34 AM GMT am 12. September 2008
Product: Air Force Vortex Message (URNT12 KNHC)
Transmitted: 12th day of the month at 02:39Z
Aircraft: Air Force Aircraft (Last 3 digits of the tail number are 308)
Storm Number & Year: 09L in 2008
Storm Name: Ike (in the North Atlantic basin)
Mission Number: 30
Observation Number: 05
A. Time of Center Fix: 12th day of the month at 2:25:40Z
B. Center Fix Coordinates: 26°16'N 90°22'W (26.2667N 90.3667W) (View map)
B. Center Fix Location: 257 miles (414 km) to the S (184°) from New Orleans, LA, USA.
C. Minimum Height at Standard Level: 2,714m (8,904ft) at 700mb
D. Estimated (by SFMR or visually) Maximum Surface Wind: 68kts (~ 78.3mph)
E. Location of the Estimated Maximum Surface Wind: 48 nautical miles (55 statute miles) to the NW (312°) of center fix
F. Maximum Flight Level Wind Inbound: From 63° at 89kts (From the ENE at ~ 102.4mph)
G. Location of Maximum Flight Level Wind Inbound: 55 nautical miles (63 statute miles) to the NW (312°) of center fix
H. Minimum Sea Level Pressure: 956mb (28.23 inHg)
I. Maximum Flight Level Temp & Pressure Altitude Outside Eye: 13°C (55°F) at a pressure alt. of 3,043m (9,984ft)
J. Maximum Flight Level Temp & Pressure Altitude Inside Eye: 16°C (61°F) at a pressure alt. of 3,045m (9,990ft)
K. Dewpoint Temp (collected at same location as temp inside eye): 15°C (59°F)
K. Sea Surface Temp (collected at same location as temp inside eye): Not Available
L. Eye Character: Not Available
M. Eye Shape: Not Available
N. Fix Determined By: Penetration, Radar, Wind, Pressure and Temperature
N. Fix Level: 700mb
O. Navigation Fix Accuracy: 0.02 nautical miles
O. Meteorological Accuracy: 1 nautical mile
Remarks Section:
Maximum Flight Level Wind: 89kts (~ 102.4mph) in the northwest quadrant at 2:06:30Z
Maximum Flight Level Temp: 17°C (63°F) which was observed 28 nautical miles (32 statute miles) to the NW (313°) from the flight level center

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67. Skyepony
12:17 AM GMT am 12. September 2008
buoy
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66. Skyepony
12:14 AM GMT am 12. September 2008
Product: Air Force Vortex Message (URNT12 KNHC)
Transmitted: 11th day of the month at 23:28Z
Corrected: This observation corrected a previous observation.
Aircraft: Air Force Aircraft (Last 3 digits of the tail number are 303)
Storm Number & Year: 09L in 2008
Storm Name: Ike (in the North Atlantic basin)
Mission Number: 27
Observation Number: 24
A. Time of Center Fix: 11th day of the month at 23:05:20Z
B. Center Fix Coordinates: 26°04'N 89°48'W (26.0667N 89.8W) (View map)
B. Center Fix Location: 271 miles (436 km) to the S (177°) from New Orleans, LA, USA.
C. Minimum Height at Standard Level: 2,713m (8,901ft) at 700mb
D. Estimated (by SFMR or visually) Maximum Surface Wind: 50kts (~ 57.5mph)
E. Location of the Estimated Maximum Surface Wind: 95 nautical miles (109 statute miles) to the SW (224°) of center fix
F. Maximum Flight Level Wind Inbound: From 302° at 75kts (From the WNW at ~ 86.3mph)
G. Location of Maximum Flight Level Wind Inbound: 49 nautical miles (56 statute miles) to the SW (221°) of center fix
H. Minimum Sea Level Pressure: 954mb (28.17 inHg)
I. Maximum Flight Level Temp & Pressure Altitude Outside Eye: 13°C (55°F) at a pressure alt. of 3,047m (9,997ft)
J. Maximum Flight Level Temp & Pressure Altitude Inside Eye: 17°C (63°F) at a pressure alt. of 3,051m (10,010ft)
K. Dewpoint Temp (collected at same location as temp inside eye): 16°C (61°F)
K. Sea Surface Temp (collected at same location as temp inside eye): Not Available
L. Eye Character: Open in the northwest
M. Eye Shape: Elliptical (oval shaped)
M. Orientation of Major Axis in Elliptical Eye: 30° to 210° (NNE to SSW)
M. Length of Major Axis in Elliptical Eye: 16 nautical miles
M. Length of Minor Axis in Elliptical Eye: 10 nautical miles
N. Fix Determined By: Penetration, Radar, Wind, Pressure and Temperature
N. Fix Level: 700mb
O. Navigation Fix Accuracy: 0.02 nautical miles
O. Meteorological Accuracy: 2 nautical miles
Remarks Section - Remarks That Were Decoded...
Maximum Flight Level Wind: 101kts (~ 116.2mph) in the northeast quadrant at 18:54:30Z
Maximum Wind Outbound: 95kts (~ 109.3mph) in the northeast quadrant at 23:23:00Z
Remarks Section - Additional Remarks...
SFC WIND SEEN VISUALLY

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65. Skyepony
12:01 AM GMT am 12. September 2008
West coast of FL is getting their surge now. In this sea height forecast animation the surge starts up west FL, sweeps counterclockwise over the central gulf & then amplifing even more before slamming into TX. Kinda like sloshin a glass.

Those on the west coast should see the Gulf go from a few feet high to a few feet low in just a few days. Especially in the Big Bend area.

Wabit~ They've shifted the track slightly since then. I really need to look at the big pic.
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64. whitewabit (Mod)
08:53 PM GMT am 11. September 2008
skye...do you think the landfall will move to the right because of its presant track???
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63. Skyepony
08:02 PM GMT am 11. September 2008
Still wandering a little to the right of the forecast points.
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62. Skyepony
08:00 PM GMT am 11. September 2008
pretty big increase in surface winds..


Product: Air Force Vortex Message (URNT12 KNHC)
Transmitted: 11th day of the month at 19:42Z
Aircraft: Air Force Aircraft (Last 3 digits of the tail number are 303)
Storm Number & Year: 09L in 2008
Storm Name: Ike (in the North Atlantic basin)
Mission Number: 27
Observation Number: 14
A. Time of Center Fix: 11th day of the month at 19:14:00Z
B. Center Fix Coordinates: 25°54'N 89°09'W (25.9N 89.15W)
B. Center Fix Location: 287 miles (462 km) to the S (169°) from New Orleans, LA, USA.
C. Minimum Height at Standard Level: 2,703m (8,868ft) at 700mb
D. Estimated (by SFMR or visually) Maximum Surface Wind: 82kts (~ 94.4mph)
E. Location of the Estimated Maximum Surface Wind: 101 nautical miles (116 statute miles) to the NE (54°) of center fix
F. Maximum Flight Level Wind Inbound: From 146° at 101kts (From between the SE and SSE at ~ 116.2mph)
G. Location of Maximum Flight Level Wind Inbound: 61 nautical miles (70 statute miles) to the ENE (57°) of center fix
H. Minimum Sea Level Pressure: 952mb (28.11 inHg)
I. Maximum Flight Level Temp & Pressure Altitude Outside Eye: 8°C (46°F) at a pressure alt. of 3,046m (9,993ft)
J. Maximum Flight Level Temp & Pressure Altitude Inside Eye: 17°C (63°F) at a pressure alt. of 3,047m (9,997ft)
K. Dewpoint Temp (collected at same location as temp inside eye): 16°C (61°F)
K. Sea Surface Temp (collected at same location as temp inside eye): Not Available
L. Eye Character: Open in the west
M. Eye Shape & Diameter: Circular with a diameter of 8 nautical miles
N. Fix Determined By: Penetration, Radar, Wind, Pressure and Temperature
N. Fix Level: 700mb
O. Navigation Fix Accuracy: 0.02 nautical miles
O. Meteorological Accuracy: 1 nautical mile
Remarks Section:
Maximum Flight Level Wind: 101kts (~ 116.2mph) in the northeast quadrant at 18:54:30Z
Distance of Surface Center From Flight Center: Surface center is within 5 nautical miles of flight center.

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61. Skyepony
04:03 PM GMT am 11. September 2008
Thanks Rainman. Pretty touching what the Comm. said.
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60. Skyepony
04:00 PM GMT am 11. September 2008
Product: Air Force Vortex Message (URNT12 KNHC)
Transmitted: 11th day of the month at 11:29Z
Corrected: This observation corrected a previous observation.
Aircraft: Air Force Aircraft (Last 3 digits of the tail number are 308)
Storm Number & Year: 09L in 2008
Storm Name: Ike (in the North Atlantic basin)
Mission Number: 23
Observation Number: 21
A. Time of Center Fix: 11th day of the month at 11:02:20Z
B. Center Fix Coordinates: 25°20'N 87°52'W (25.3333N 87.8667W) (View map)
B. Center Fix Location: 348 miles (560 km) to the SSE (157°) from New Orleans, LA, USA.
C. Minimum Height at Standard Level: 2,647m (8,684ft) at 700mb
D. Estimated (by SFMR or visually) Maximum Surface Wind: 59kts (~ 67.9mph)
E. Location of the Estimated Maximum Surface Wind: 4 nautical miles (5 statute miles) to the SW (229°) of center fix
F. Maximum Flight Level Wind Inbound: From 312° at 70kts (From the NW at ~ 80.6mph)
G. Location of Maximum Flight Level Wind Inbound: 36 nautical miles (41 statute miles) to the SW (226°) of center fix
H. Minimum Sea Level Pressure: 946mb (27.94 inHg)
I. Maximum Flight Level Temp & Pressure Altitude Outside Eye: 12°C (54°F) at a pressure alt. of 3,049m (10,003ft)
J. Maximum Flight Level Temp & Pressure Altitude Inside Eye: 17°C (63°F) at a pressure alt. of 3,044m (9,987ft)
K. Dewpoint Temp (collected at same location as temp inside eye): 10°C (50°F)
K. Sea Surface Temp (collected at same location as temp inside eye): Not Available
L. Eye Character: Open in the northwest
M. Eye Shape: Concentric (has an inner and outer eye)
M. Inner Eye Diameter: 8 nautical miles (9 statute miles)
M. Outer Eye Diameter: 42 nautical miles (48 statute miles)
N. Fix Determined By: Penetration, Radar, Wind, Pressure and Temperature
N. Fix Level: 700mb
O. Navigation Fix Accuracy: 0.02 nautical miles
O. Meteorological Accuracy: 1 nautical mile
Remarks Section:
Maximum Flight Level Wind: 96kts (~ 110.5mph) in the northeast quadrant at 11:22:40Z

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59. Rainman32
03:19 PM GMT am 11. September 2008
NASA Remembers


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"The world changed today. What I say or do is very minor compared to the significance of what happened to our country today when it was attacked." So said Expedition 3 Commander Frank L. Culbertson, upon learning of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center.

This image is one of a series taken that day of metropolitan New York City by the International Space Station's Expedition 3 crew that shows a plume of smoke rising from the Manhattan skyline.

Upon further reflection, Commander Culbertson said, "It's horrible to see smoke pouring from wounds in your own country from such a fantastic vantage point. The dichotomy of being on a spacecraft dedicated to improving life on the earth and watching life being destroyed by such willful, terrible acts is jolting to the psyche, no matter who you are."

Image credit: NASA
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58. Skyepony
12:53 PM GMT am 11. September 2008
Product: Air Force Vortex Message (URNT12 KNHC)
Transmitted: 11th day of the month at 11:29Z
Corrected: This observation corrected a previous observation.
Aircraft: Air Force Aircraft (Last 3 digits of the tail number are 308)
Storm Number & Year: 09L in 2008
Storm Name: Ike (in the North Atlantic basin)
Mission Number: 23
Observation Number: 21
A. Time of Center Fix: 11th day of the month at 11:02:20Z
B. Center Fix Coordinates: 25°20'N 87°52'W (25.3333N 87.8667W) (View map)
B. Center Fix Location: 348 miles (560 km) to the SSE (157°) from New Orleans, LA, USA.
C. Minimum Height at Standard Level: 2,647m (8,684ft) at 700mb
D. Estimated (by SFMR or visually) Maximum Surface Wind: 59kts (~ 67.9mph)
E. Location of the Estimated Maximum Surface Wind: 4 nautical miles (5 statute miles) to the SW (229°) of center fix
F. Maximum Flight Level Wind Inbound: From 312° at 70kts (From the NW at ~ 80.6mph)
G. Location of Maximum Flight Level Wind Inbound: 36 nautical miles (41 statute miles) to the SW (226°) of center fix
H. Minimum Sea Level Pressure: 946mb (27.94 inHg)
I. Maximum Flight Level Temp & Pressure Altitude Outside Eye: 12°C (54°F) at a pressure alt. of 3,049m (10,003ft)
J. Maximum Flight Level Temp & Pressure Altitude Inside Eye: 17°C (63°F) at a pressure alt. of 3,044m (9,987ft)
K. Dewpoint Temp (collected at same location as temp inside eye): 10°C (50°F)
K. Sea Surface Temp (collected at same location as temp inside eye): Not Available
L. Eye Character: Open in the northwest
M. Eye Shape: Concentric (has an inner and outer eye)
M. Inner Eye Diameter: 8 nautical miles (9 statute miles)
M. Outer Eye Diameter: 42 nautical miles (48 statute miles)
N. Fix Determined By: Penetration, Radar, Wind, Pressure and Temperature
N. Fix Level: 700mb
O. Navigation Fix Accuracy: 0.02 nautical miles
O. Meteorological Accuracy: 1 nautical mile
Remarks Section:
Maximum Flight Level Wind: 96kts (~ 110.5mph) in the northeast quadrant at 11:22:40Z

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57. Skyepony
11:25 AM GMT am 11. September 2008
Cat~ that did look kinda hopeful goin into blackout.

For those wondering what storm surge can do to Galveston click here.
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