Image (left): Courtesy NASA. Ivan’s Eye, taken Sept. 11 from an altitude of about 230 miles by Astronaut Mike Fincke on the International Space Station. Click on image for big version … great for your desktop’s background. More images/larger version.
Ivan Deadliest Hurricane In U.S. Since 1999′s Floyd; Death Toll In U.S., Caribbean At 115: Ivan is blamed for at least 45 deaths in the U.S. and 70 deaths in the Caribbean [making it the deadliest U.S. hurricane since Floyd in 1999]. Flooding has become a major problem across the Southeast, the Appalachians, the Mid-Atlantic states and the Northeast. Current Regional Watches/Warnings Map | U.S. Watches/Warnings Map | Latest flood-related stories … Ivan, with maximum sustained winds near 130 mph, came ashore at about 2 a.m. CDT Thursday as a strong Category 3 hurricane in the Gulf Shores, Ala., area in Baldwin County, southeast of Mobile. By Thursday night, more than 3 million residents were without power and there were reports of “devastation” in Pensacola, hundreds of homes damaged, flooding and downed trees.
New Ivan Stories:
- Stories: AP/WJXT-TV 4, Jacksonville: Ivan Responsible For 45 U.S. Deaths, 16 In Florida
- MSNBC: Remains Of Hurricane Ivan Big Problem Across Southeast, Appalachians (High-resolution image slideshow inside) | ‘We’ll Make It Through Ivan’ | Group: Insured Losses Could Hit $7 Billion | ‘Dome Home’ Weathers Storm (More on these structures from frequent visitor in this blog’s Sept. 12 comments)
- WTAE-TV 4, Pittsburgh: Ivan Brings Record-Breaking Rainfall To W.Pa.; Pittsburgh Reports All-Time Daily Rainfall Record
- WNCN-TV 17, Raleigh: Ivan’s Remnants Close I-40 On N.C.-Tenn. Border; 200 Primary And Secondary Roads Impassable
- WRAL-TV 5, Raleigh: Ivan Kills 9 In Western N.C.
- CNN: State-By-State Impact | Ivan Brings Southeast Flooding | Survivors Recall Camille’s Fury
- Reuters: 3 Million Without Power | Damage To Cayman Islands Severe
- Newsweek: Pensacola A Wreck
- USA Today: Worst Storm He’s Seen AP/USA Today: Ivan Causing Inland Flooding | New Orleans Sighs With Relief | Ivan Drenches Cuba | Jamaicans After The Storm
- AP: Gov.: ‘We Have Never Seen A Hurricane Of This Size Come Into Alabama’ | Flood Of Residents Head North | Refugees To Lone Star State … New Orleans Saints To San Antonio
- Google News: Very Latest Ivan Stories
- WVTM-TV 13, Birmingham: Ivan Floods Creeks, Takes Power
- WSB-TV 2, Atlanta: Storms With Tornadoes Move Through Georgia
- WDSU-TV 6, New Orleans: Nearly 1 Million Evacuees Returning To Southeast Louisiana, Road Traffic Heavy
Complete Local Coverage From Alabama: WPMI-TV 15, Mobile | WKRG-TV 5, Mobile | WALA-TV 10, Mobile (Flash site) | al.com, Mobile | WVTM-TV 13, Birmingham From Florida’s Panhandle: Pensacola News Journal, Pensacola | Gulf Herald, Pensacola | WEAR-TV 3, Pensacola, FL | The News Herald, Panama City | WJHG-TV 7, Panama City | WMBB-TV 13, Panama City From Louisiana: WDSU-TV 6, New Orleans | WWL-TV 4, New Orleans | WVUE-TV 8, New Orleans | WGNO-TV 26, New Orleans From Mississippi: WAPT-TV 16, Jackson | WLBT-TV 3, Jackson From Georgia: WSB-TV 2, Atlanta | WXIA-TV 11, Atlanta From Florida: WTSP-TV 10, Tampa | WKMG-TV 6, Orlando | WTVJ-TV 6, Miami
Radar, Satellite Images & Photos:
Image (right): Hurricane Ivan Infrared Satellite Just After Landfall, 3:45 a.m. CDT Thursday. Courtesy NOAA. Ivan from space (Opens new window) | NOAA Imagery | Satellite imagery
Current Radar Images: MyForecast.com Pennsylvania Radar Loop | Wunderground Radar Loop | Wunderground Regional Radar | National Weather Service Long Ranger Radar Loop … More radar images in our Mobile, Birmingham, Atlanta, Knoxville and Philadelphia pages [All city pages here]. Satellite Images: Intellicast Satellite Loop | NOAA Current Ivan Imagery | More Satellite Imagery Photos: Above The Eye Of Hurricane Ivan (Highly recommended!) | Ivan’s Destruction Slideshow (In story’s top image, video also in page) | Ivan Makes Landfall (New window) | Ivan Hits U.S. (New window) | Ivan From Space Image Slideshow (New window) | Damage From Ivan (New window) | Damage Pictures | Grenada Damage | Cuban Coast Pounded | Keys Evacuation (These open in a new window) Hurricane Frances Slideshow: SunCam.TV: Jensen Beach, Florida Damage | Frances Damage Images
Image (left): Ivan’s eye on our home page radar, taken at 10 p.m. CDT Wednesday and 4 a.m. CDT Thursday — time of landfall. Radar provided by/Copyright CustomWeather.com
Webcams: NOTE: Some will be inaccessible due to high traffic and power outages: Mobile, AL Webcams & Radars | Panama City/Florida’s Panhandle | New Orleans | Jackson, Miss. | Birmingham | Atlanta | Knoxville | Pittsburgh | Central Pa. | Philadelphia | Albany, NY | Boston | All Other Cities By State
Live Streaming Video: The following Web sites were streaming coverage through Thursday and are no longer streaming. I will leave them here for future reference, and to recognize them for providing a great service: WPMI-TV 15, Mobile | WVTM-TV 13, Birmingham | WWL-TV 4, New Orleans | WDSU-TV 6, New Orleans | WSB-TV 2, Atlanta Recently-Aired Video: Aerials Reveal Ivan’s Wrath (Opens new window) | Feedroom (Opens new window) | MSNBC
Live Streaming Audio: WPMI-AM 710, Mobile (In left column) | WTIX-AM 690, New Orleans | WSB-AM 750, Atlanta (Link in left column) | WGST-AM 640, Atlanta All Streaming U.S. Radio Stations By City: Radio-Locator.com (News/talk format best bet for coverage) NOAA Weather Radio Stream For New Orleans From Jamaica: Power 106 FM
Blog Entry On Live Streaming: World Is Watching
Final Data For Ivan: Last public advisory | Advisory Archive | From the 10 p.m. CDT Thursday Tropical Prediction Center update: Ivan was downgraded from a tropical storm to a tropical depression with maximum sustained winds dropping from near 60 mph to near 35 mph. Early Sunday, Ivan’s maximum sustained winds peaked at 165 mph, making it a strong Category 5 hurricane. When Ivan made landfall, hurricane force winds extended outward up to 105 miles, and tropical storm winds extended outward up to 290 miles. Minimum central pressure was up from 980 millibars to 986 mb. Ivan was at 910 mb early Sunday, making it the sixth lowest central pressure on record for a hurricane in the Atlantic basin [Top six listed to the right]. Ivan was moving NNE near 14 mph (interactive hurricane tracker here). At 10 p.m. CDT Thursday, the center of storm was 25 miles NNW of Gadsden, Ala. Rainfall accumulations of 8 to 12 inches, with locally higher amounts, were possible in the path of Ivan through Saturday. Examples of Ivan’s power: Wednesday night, buoys 75 miles off Alabama’s shore indicated seas as high as 50 feet, and later that night, the Dauphin Island, Ala., weather station reported a wind gust to 102 mph; wind gusts up to 200 mph were reported in Grand Cayman; and in the 8 p.m. Monday Public Advisory, a station in Pinar Del Rio reported sustained winds of 124 mph and gusts to 162 mph.
Advisories: Last public advisory for Ivan … National Weather Service Watches & Warnings Maps: Entire U.S. | Eastern U.S. | Panama City/Tallahassee | Mobile, Ala./Pensacola, Fla. | Birmingham/Central Ala. | New Orleans/Baton Rouge | SE Texas/SW La. | Jackson/Central Miss. | Eastern Tenn. | Central Tenn.
Predictions: Last projection image. Ivan may stall along the state borders of Tennessee, the Carolinas and Georgia through Sunday, resulting in flooding in the Mid-Atlantic states. See how Ivan’s track has progressed in the track archive loop
Help: U.S. Hurricane Victims Help: American Red Cross: 1-800-HELP-NOW | Catholic Charities | Salvation Army | FEMA | FloridaDisaster.org Jamaica Victims Help: Jamaica Impact, Inc. (JAMPACT) Taking Donations | Jamaica Impact, Inc. Home/Emergency Info
School/Business Closings: See our pages for the following areas: Mobile, Panama City, New Orleans, Jackson, Birmingham, Atlanta and Other U.S. Cities
Blogging Ivan: The following blogs are also providing Ivan updates: WeatherBlog | CapitalWeather.com | WeatherUSA.net | Moreweather.com Atlantic Tropical Weather Page | WeatherBug Blog
Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited Friday: 1. Mobile 2. Panama City 3. Pittsburgh 4. New Orleans 5. Knoxville … See the top 20 so far this month in the left column of our home page.