Updated 9/12/08 (Added some links for tracking and how to prepare)

Most links are to Real Time data or most current available updates for tracking Ike

Live Feeds online

MaroonSpoon
CNN LIVE
Vue1 Situation Page -Excellent page with current radar and updates

About the images -Just remember some of the pages using Java/animation will take a minute to load so be patient.

GOES-East Hurricane Sectors

Gulf of Mexico
Visible – Loop
IR – Loop
Water Vapor – Loop

Ike – Latest Spaghetti Model

Storm Reports

Hurricane Ike – Weather Underground Tracking Page– Satellite Image

Hurricane IKE Forecast Discussion from the National Weather Service

Latest on Ike from the National Hurricane Center  

100 MPH PLUS WINDS EXPECTED ALONG THE UPPER-TEXAS COAST BY MIDNIGHT…WEATHER SHOULD DETERIORATE EARLIER… 

A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA TO BAFFIN BAY TEXAS.  HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH THE COAST IN THE WARNING AREA LATER TODAY.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT SOUTH OF BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD TEXAS.  A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS ALSO IN EFFECT FROM EAST OF MORGAN CITY TO THE MISSISSIPPI-ALABAMA BORDER…
INCLUDING THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS AND LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA…INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS…PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

AT 1000 AM CDT…1500Z…THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IKE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 27.2 NORTH…LONGITUDE 92.6 WEST OR ABOUT 295 MILES… 480 KM…EAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS AND ABOUT 195 MILES…320 KM …SOUTHEAST OF GALVESTON TEXAS.

IKE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 12 MPH…19 KM/HR. A TURN TOWARD THE NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED LATER TODAY…WITH A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH EXPECTED ON SATURDAY.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK…THE CENTER OF IKE WILL BE VERY NEAR THE UPPER TEXAS COAST BY LATE TODAY
OR EARLY SATURDAY. HOWEVER…BECAUSE IKE IS A VERY LARGE TROPICAL CYCLONE…WEATHER WILL BEGIN TO DETERIORATE ALONG THE COASTLINE
SOON.

Satellite Images of Ike (Click on images to see the most recent)

NHC Tropical Cyclone Model Output Maps

Floater – AVN Color Infrared Loop

Miami FL Radar Loop

Humane Society Disaster Preparedness for Pets

Useful Hurricane Tracker

Infrared Image Loop

Storm Preparation check List

Definition of the NHC Track Forecast Cone

GOES Floater Loop with Radar overlay

Intellicast Infrared satellite Loop

College of DuPage Meteorology Radar Loop

Ike GFDL Model Run Image from Weather Underground
(Click on image to animate)
 

Atlantic Combined Image Meteosat-9 / GOES-11 

 Hurricane Water Vapor Loop

Ike in the Atlantic IR Loop

GOES Water Vapor Image Real Time

How to read and understand the images from GOES Satellite Server.

“Meteorologists use color enhanced imagery as an aid in satellite interpretation. The colors enable them to easily and quickly see features which are of special interest. Usually they look for high clouds or areas with a large amount of water vapor.
In a water vapor image, white areas indicate moisture and dark areas indicate little or no moisture, so the colors typically highlight areas with large amounts of moisture”.

Buoy Data
NorthEast

Southeast Florida

Western Gulf

Western Caribbean

Caribbean

 

ALL PREVIOUS INFORMATION (Below)

Updated 10:00am EST  9/2/08 (Click on images to enlarge)

Hanna is back down to a tropical storm!!! Latest stats from the NHC near 21.3N  72.7W PRESSURE  978 MB
Winds 70 mph

This animation shows Hanna fighting the against the sheer from the dry air spilling in. Let’s hope it dissipates. It appears to be moving south now?

In the image below you can see the sheer clearly but is the storm trying to regenerate in the lower levels? (Thanks to Jim for emailing this image)

Latest Plot Models

The National Hurricane center is still predicting a CAT 2 of Friday for Hanna

This graphic shows windspeed probabilities for Hanna and Ike

Ike 5 day

 

These storms will be a drought buster for sure. Flooding will be a concern in many areas.

5 Day Precipitation Model

Tropical Depression 10

 

Previous observations below

Hanna has just been upgraded to a hurricane. Stats as of 1:30pm est  22.4 N…72.6 W.  Movement toward…west-southwest near 5 mph.  Maximum sustained winds…75 mph.  Minimum central pressure…985 mb. Forecast track looks alot like Hugo.

130 PM AST…1730 UTC.Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph…120 km/hr…with higher
gusts.  Hanna is a category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale.  Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours.
..the government of the Bahamas has issued a Hurricane Warning for the central Bahamas…the southeastern Bahamas…and the Turks and Caicos Islands.  A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected within the warning area within the next 24 hours.  Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion. More here.

Latest Spaghetti model

Latest 5 Day outlook

GOES-Floater Image

The next advisory will be issued at 500 PM AST by the National Hurricane Center.

                                                  

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