Tropical Cyclone of the Day – Hurricane Ivan #TCOTD

September 8
2004 IVAN 120 knots in the North Atlantic

What a memorable storm for my family. Ivan caused lots of flooding in the Asheville area, we lost water and power. So we were refugees for a few days with a toddler and a pregnant wife in Knoxville.

Also, check out those rankings. It was the top storm for the year in many categories!

Go classify images like this at

Statistics and Rankings
Global rank (of 3248) Basin rank (of 461) Yearly rank (of 103)
Lifetime Maximum Wind (knots) 145 43 11 3
Lifetime Minimum Pressure (mb) 910 574 76 6
ACE (103 knots2) 545.02 3 1 1
PDI (105 knots3) 585.49 2 1 1
Duration (days) 21.50 28 3 1
TC Days (days) 16.25 20 5 1
Hurricane Days (days) 11.50 11 5 1
Distance Traversed (km) 12388. 4 2 1

IBTrACS Storm ID: 2004247N10332


About K Knapp

I am a meteorologist at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC. My research interests include using satellite data to observe hurricanes, clouds, and other climate variables. *******Disclaimer******* The opinions expressed in these blogs are mine only. They do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of NOAA, Department of Commerce, or the US Government.

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