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Rainfall from Hurricane Irene. Although hurricanes often call to mind raging winds and toppling trees, some of the worst destruction caused by these storms comes in the form of rain.

Rainfall from Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene, which roared up the U.S. East Coast in late August 2011, was no exception. Flooding was reported from North Carolina’s Outer Banks to New England. This color-coded image shows rainfall totals from August 22 to August 28, 2011. The heaviest rainfall—more than 240 millimeters or over 9 inches—appears in dark blue. Heavy rain occurs all along the storm track, and much of the heaviest rain falls over the ocean. At 8:00 a.m. As the storm slowly moved north, heavy rain and news reports of flooding followed. Although related, rainfall amounts and floods do not correspond exactly. Hurricane Irene. Hurricane Irene is a large and dangerous storm.

Hurricane Irene

In this image, taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite on August 25, bands of thunderstorms spiral tightly around a dense center, forming the circular shape of a well-developed hurricane. At the time the image was taken, 11:50 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Irene was moving over the Bahamas with sustained winds of 185 kilometers per hour (115 miles per hour). Hurricane Irene - Updated August 26, 2011. Hurricane Irene. Hurricane Irene wound up by most estimates as one of the top ten most destructive and deadly hurricanes to hit the United States since 1980.

Hurricane Irene

While ultimately not as powerful as many had predicted, the storm still killed at least 27 people along its path from the Caribbean to the eastern seaboard. Transportation was shut down all along the east coast, stranding residents and tourists in shelters, airports, and train stations. More than 5.8 million customers lost electricity, thousands of flights were cancelled, flooding washed out roads and destroyed homes, and evacuation orders were issued for hundreds of thousands. Gathered here are pictures from the Hurricane's path. -- Lane Turner (44 photos total) Billy Stinson comforts his daughter Erin Stinson as they sit on the steps where their cottage once stood on August 28, 2011 in Nags Head, N.C. Hurricane Irene Pictures: Flooding, Damage in New York, Beyond.

National Hurricane Center. Hurricane IRENE. Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center Click image to zoom in – Download GIS data Other images: 5-Day track on – 3-Day track on – 3-Day track off – Interactive Click Here for a Printer Friendly Graphic Note: If a storm is expected to dissipate within 5 days, its track will be shorter About this product: This graphic shows an approximate representation of coastal areas under a hurricane warning (red), hurricane watch (pink), tropical storm warning (blue) and tropical storm watch (yellow).

Hurricane IRENE

The orange circle indicates the current position of the center of the tropical cyclone. D: Tropical Depression – wind speed less than 39 MPHS: Tropical Storm – wind speed between 39 MPH and 73 MPHH: Hurricane – wind speed between 74 MPH and 110 MPHM: Major Hurricane – wind speed greater than 110 MPH NHC tropical cyclone forecast tracks can be in error. There is also uncertainty in the NHC intensity forecasts. It is also important to realize that a tropical cyclone is not a point. Hurricane Season 2011: Hurricane Irene (Atlantic Ocean) Hurricane Season 2011: Hurricane Irene (Atlantic Ocean) Landsat 5 Satellite Sees Irene-Generated Sediment in New York Harbor In the wake of Hurricane Irene’s heavy rains, sediment filled many rivers and bays along the U.S.

Hurricane Season 2011: Hurricane Irene (Atlantic Ocean)

East Coast. In this true-color satellite image from the Landsat 5 satellite on Aug. 31, 2011, pale green and tan water flows past Manhattan and mixes with the darker waters of New York Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. Lighter green and tan areas have more suspended silt and sand than dark blue waters. In the wake of Hurricane Irene’s heavy rains, sediment filled many rivers and bays along the U.S. This image was acquired on August 31, 2011, when Landsat 5 viewed the coast from the Carolinas to New York. Irene Cir, Hurricane, Putnam, West Virginia 25526, États-Unis. The Weather Channel Livestream. Weather Channel, MSNBC, WCTI top list of most informative Hurricane Irene tracking maps.

Of the dozen or so Hurricane Irene tracking maps I viewed, the most informative were these: If you see other notable maps, post a link in a comment or mention @Poynter in a tweet.

Weather Channel, MSNBC, WCTI top list of most informative Hurricane Irene tracking maps

Four suggestions so far: The Google Crisis Response map of Hurricane Irene enables users to layer information, including evacuation routes, radar, power outages.StormPulse shows the size of the wind field and distances to cities.The Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s IbisEye, a comprehensive, full-screen map tracks the path, forecast, wind, barometric pressure and past storms.Weather Underground is an always-reliable source of maps. Related: Coastal TV stations gear up for hurricane duty | Tracing modern hurricane coverage from Andrew to Katrina.

This joint project of MSNBC and The Weather Channel shows wind speed changes over time and place and allows users to control how much information they want displayed. The AP’s tracker clearly shows the times that the Irene is forecast to be in each location. Hurricane Tracker. The Washington Post - Hurricane tracker: Weather information, path forecasts and storm tips. Hurricane Irene Tracking Map. Mapping NYC hurricane. 2011 Hurricane Season Google Crisis. Hurricane Irene Threatens East Coast of US, New York City Prepares. I Hurricane NY. Irène s’apprête à toucher terre. 27 août 2011 Saisi ici le 26 août à 530 kilomètres au sud-ouest du cap Hatteras, en Caroline du Nord, le centre de l’Ouragan Irène remonte vers les principales villes de la côte est des Etats-Unis à la vitesse de 22 km/h.

Irène s’apprête à toucher terre

Ce premier ouragan atlantique de la saison 2011 devrait aussi être le premier à toucher terre depuis 2008. L’arrivée sur la Caroline du Nord est prévue pour ce samedi matin, tandis que la mégalopole new yorkaise devrait être atteinte dans la foulée dimanche. Avec des rafales atteignant les 177 km/h et de forts vents sur une zone de plus de 460 km de diamètre, Irène pourrait causer d’importants dégâts sur sa trajectoire, où résident plus de 50 millions de personnes.

À New York, un ordre d’évacuation avant samedi 17h locales concerne 250 000 personnes vivant dans des secteurs côtiers inondables. L'ouragan Irène aborde la côte Est, New York en état d'alerte - ÉTATS-UNIS. Environmental Visualization Laboratory - Category 2 Hurricane Irene Approaches the Outer Banks. Having weakened slightly overnight, but still a powerful Category 2 hurricane, Irene is still tracking northward along the U.S. eastern coastline with 110 mph sustained winds.

Environmental Visualization Laboratory - Category 2 Hurricane Irene Approaches the Outer Banks

Irene is not expected to strengthen significantly, as dry air and light to moderate vertical shear will prevent intensification. However, very warm ocean temperatures in the vicinity of coastal North Carolina always provide the possibility for the storm to increase slightly in strength before landfall in the vicinity of the Outer Banks. The two images shown here were taken by the NOAA GOES-East satellite on August 26, 2011 at 1245z. The first image is from the visible band on the satellite. The second image uses infrared imagery, which detects cloud temperatures. For the most recent satellite imagery and animations, please see our real-time imagery web page. Environmental Visualization Laboratory - Hurricane Irene in its Raw Form.