Tropical Cyclone of the Day – Hurricane Ike #TCOTD

September 4
2008 IKE 125 knots in the North Atlantic

A long lasting system that was a hurricane for about 10 days.

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Statistics and Rankings
Global rank (of 3248) Basin rank (of 461) Yearly rank (of 97)
Lifetime Maximum Wind (knots) 125 229 22 7
Lifetime Minimum Pressure (mb) 935 861 96 9
ACE (103 knots2) 303.51 31 12 1
PDI (105 knots3) 256.94 49 16 1
Duration (days) 14.25 284 36 7
TC Days (days) 14.25 54 14 3
Hurricane Days (days) 10.00 27 8 1
Distance Traversed (km) 9392. 75 23 2

IBTrACS Storm ID: 2008245N17323

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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