Tropical Cyclone of the Day – Hurricane Isabel #TCOTD

September 11
2003 ISABEL 145 knots in the North Atlantic

Another memorable one! As Isabel made landfall, we spent the last night in our house in Maryland. I was awake most of the night praying the back patio cover wouldn’t blow off since we were closing on the sale of the house the next day!

So many great images to choose from!

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Statistics and Rankings
Global rank (of 3248) Basin rank (of 461) Yearly rank (of 105)
Lifetime Maximum Wind (knots) 145 45 12 3
Lifetime Minimum Pressure (mb) 915 601 77 7
ACE (103 knots2) 490.04 4 2 1
PDI (105 knots3) 512.79 3 2 1
Duration (days) 14.00 315 39 12
TC Days (days) 13.50 72 21 2
Hurricane Days (days) 11.75 8 3 1
Distance Traversed (km) 7135. 285 61 13

IBTrACS Storm ID: 2003249N14329

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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