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  Hurricane Isabel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hurricane Isabel east of the Bahamas on Sept. 15, 2003.
In Norfolk, Virginia, Isabel caused 6 feet of storm surge in the historic district.
Isabel is associated with an urban legend surrounding the Tomb of the Unknowns.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hurricane_Isabel   (1532 words)

 NCDC: Climate of 2003: Hurricane Season Summary
Preliminary estimates of Isabel's precipitation indicate that interior Virginia bore the brunt of the rainfall from Hurricane Isabel.
Hurricane Juan initially appeared to be subtropical in nature, but after forming approximately 295 miles southeast of Bermuda on September 25th, it moved to the north-northwest and was classified as fully tropical.
Hurricane Fabian was the onl-y hurricane to develop during the month of August, though in total, there were four tropical systems that formed during the month.
www.ncdc.noaa.gov /oa/climate/research/2003/hurricanes03.html   (2395 words)

 NHC/TPC Tropical Cyclone Report
Isabel is considered to be one of the most significant tropical cyclones to affect portions of northeastern North Carolina and east-central Virginia since Hurricane Hazel in 1954 and the Chesapeake-Potomac Hurricane of 1933.
Isabel approached a weakness in the western portion of the Azores-Bermuda High, which allowed the hurricane to turn west-northwestward on 13 September, northwestward on 15, September, and north-northwestward on 16 September.
Isabel was indirectly responsible for 34 deaths: 22 in Virginia, 6 in Maryland, 2 in North Carolina and Pennsylvania, and 1 each in New Jersey and the District of Columbia.
www.nhc.noaa.gov /2003isabel.shtml   (2812 words)

 BBC - Weather Centre - Features - Understanding Weather - Hurricane Isabel - 2003
Hurricane Isabel was the first major hurricane to threaten this section of the eastern seaboard since 1999 when Hurricane Floyd, a category 2 hurricane, caused $4.5 billion damage and 56 deaths.
Isabel weakened after landfall although winds stayed stronger aloft with hurricane force gusts well inland over high ground and on high rise buildings, particularly to the east of Isabel's path.
Isabel was located near 26.6N 70.7W (about 700 miles south of Cape Hatteras) heading north west towards the eastern coast at 7mph.
bbc.co.uk /weather/features/understanding/hurricane_isabel_2003.shtml   (425 words)

 Hurricane Isabel
As of 14 September 2003, Isabel was moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph [20 km/hr] and this general motion was expected to continue for the next 24 hours.
Isabel is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph, and this general motion was expected to continue for the next 24 hours.
As major hurricane Isabel continues to move west northwest toward the east coast of the United States, now is a good time to review and update your family disaster plan.
www.globalsecurity.org /eye/isabel.htm   (2313 words)

 USATODAY.com - Isabel lost power but size kept it dangerous   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hurricane Isabel's power initially focused attention on the storm, but its size, not power, ensured it would be destructive when it finally hit the USA.
At the time, Isabel was around 500 miles east of the islands around the northeastern edge of the Caribbean Sea — the nearest land — and a good 1,600 miles from the Outer Banks of North Carolina, which it would eventually hit.
Any hurricane's waves are felt far from the storm and this is certainly the case with Isabel with 12-foot waves around 750 miles northeast of the center and 450 miles to the Southwest.
www.usatoday.com /weather/hurricane/2003-09-17-isabel-big_x.htm   (671 words)

 Hurricane Isabel at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
On September 18 and 19, as the hurricane began moving on shore, over 5,700 flights were canceled at 20 airports along the Eastern seaboard as airlines sought to move their planes out of the hurricane's path.
Isabel was moving at around 14 MPH when the it made landfall, and it picked up speed to about 24 MPH as it moved through western Virginia.
Isabel's greatest impact was due to flood damage, the worst in some areas of Virginia since 1972.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Hurricane_Isabel.html   (907 words)

 Hurricane Isabel
At the height of the storm, wave crests were passing over the instrument once every 5 seconds (see video clip), and the storm was forcing the entire depth of the York River upstream at a rate of 2 knots.
Isabel's storm-surge and waves combined to destroy all three of VIMS' research piers (see photos and video), including the pumphouses and lines that supply running seawater to Institute scientists.
"Because Isabel was so large, its winds, waves, and surge affected the Bay for an abnormally long time." The ADCP showed that storm conditions persisted in the Bay for nearly 12 hours.
www.vims.edu /newsmedia/press_release/isabel.html   (404 words)

 USATODAY.com - East Coast getting ready for Hurricane Isabel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Isabel, which had weakened from a weekend high of steady 160 mph winds, was still potent at 105 mph Tuesday, making it a Category 2 storm status on a rising scale of 1 to 5.
While Isabel has lost power since it was far out over the Atlantic Ocean, it remains a big storm with hurricane force — 74 mph or stronger — winds extending about 115 miles northeast from the center, and 70 miles to the southwest.
Isabel is unlikely to shrink much in size before it hits, which means tropical storm winds could hit the coast from southern New Jersey all of the way south to around the North Carolina-South Carolina border.
www.usatoday.com /weather/hurricane/2003-09-17-isabel-wed-night_x.htm   (783 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/2003 Atlantic hurricane season
Hurricane Danny was named on July 17 in the open ocean east of Bermuda.
On September 15, as Isabel approached the Bahamas, vertical wind shear increased, and Isabel began to weaken.
Isabel remained a hurricane until it reached southern Virginia, and was eventually absorbed by a larger system over far northern Ontario, Canada.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/2003_Atlantic_hurricane_season   (1526 words)

 SPACE.com -- Hurricane Isabel Becomes a Monster in Atlantic
Isabel is a spot on the planet in this computerized view that elimates other clouds and storms.
As with all hurricanes, Isabel is a gargantuan area of low atmospheric pressure, with winds rotating counterclockwise as viewed from above.
Isabel is headed toward even warmer water early in the week, so forecasters do not expect any significant weakening soon.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/isabel_030912.html   (723 words)

 Insurers, East Coast brace for Hurricane Isabel - Sep. 12, 2003
Hurricane may be one of the most powerful in history, causing billions in insurance claims.
Isabel's sustained winds were near 160 miles per hour, making it a Category 5 storm, the highest designation on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale.
Even if Isabel lives up to its potential as one of the nation's most powerful and destructive storms ever, experts say the insurance industry is in better shape to weather the damage and pay claims than it was before Andrew slammed into southeast Florida and the Gulf Coast in August 1992.
money.cnn.com /2003/09/11/news/companies/hurricanes   (1201 words)

 NOAA News Online (Story 2064)
EDT the center of Hurricane Isabel was located near latitude 21.6 north, longitude 57.8 west or about 370 miles northeast of the northern Leeward Islands.
Isabel is moving toward the west near 9 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue for the next 24 hours.
Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 185 miles.
www.noaanews.noaa.gov /stories/s2064.htm   (448 words)

 CNN.com - Isabel eyes East Coast - Sep. 16, 2003
Hurricane Isabel could be a big blow for insurers.
The forecast ferocity of Hurricane Isabel prompted Congress to consider leaving Washington early, spurred the U.S. military to deploy some of its ships and aircraft, and had residents from North Carolina to Maryland closely monitoring the latest weather reports.
Hurricane Andrew, the Category 5 storm that slammed southern Florida in 1992, was the costliest, killing 58 people and causing $26.5 billion in damage.
www.cnn.com /2003/WEATHER/09/15/hurricane.isabel   (1335 words)

 EO Natural Hazards: Hurricane Isabel
After originating in the eastern Atlantic west of the Cape Verde Islands, Isabel became the second major hurricane of the 2003 Atlantic season when it was declared a Category 3 storm by the National Hurricane Center on September 8.
It shows that Isabel has a very well- defined eye with an nearly concentric ring of intense rainfall rates (seen by the darker reds) that are providing heat energy to fuel the storm directly into the core.
Isabel was now a powerful Catergory 5 storm with sustained winds estimated to be 160 mph with gusts up to 195 mph by the National Hurricane Center.
earthobservatory.nasa.gov /NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=11700   (462 words)

 Hurricane Isabel
Hurricane Isabel's track was rather typical for tropical cyclones that are generated from tropical waves emerging off the west coast of Africa.
In the case of Isabel, high pressure extended well westward toward the east coast of the Untied States delaying a more northerly component of motion that might have prevented landfall on the mainland.
In the case of Isabel, the shear was on the order of 30 knots resulting in the maximum rainfall being located along and just eastward of the storm's track.
www2.ncsu.edu /eos/service/pams/meas/sco/research/nws/cases/20030918/20030918.html   (621 words)

 Isabel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hurricane Isabel reached the highest level in the Saffir-Simpson scale, a Category 5 hurricane.
At its peak, it had a central sea-level pressure of 920 millbars; the lower the pressure, the more intense the hurricane, and 920 mbs is quite low!
We are flying two different types of missions into Hurricane Isabel.
www.hurricanehunters.com /isabel.htm   (291 words)

 Hurricane Isabel Coverage at HurricaneTrack.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Isabel had far exceeded the intensity forecasts of the NHC and was a rare category five hurricane.
Isabel was still a powerful and dangerous hurricane- but had begun to lose some of its punch.
As the NHC mentioned in their discussions on Isabel, there was not a lot in the way of deep thunderstorm activity associated with the hurricane.
www.hurricanetrack.com /isabel2003.html   (6125 words)

 CNN.com - Hurricane Isabel's outer bands moving onshore - Sep. 18, 2003
Hurricane Isabel's winds began lashing the coasts of North Carolina and Virginia early Thursday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center.
EDT, the eye of Hurricane Isabel was about 155 miles (249 kilometers) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph (169 kph).
Isabel is a strong Category 2 hurricane, but could reach the Category 3 stage before Thursday.
www.cnn.com /2003/WEATHER/09/17/hurricane.isabel   (984 words)

 Hurricane Isabel
Though Hurricane Isabel is downgraded to a tropical storm, we're not through it yet.
Hurricane Isabel is the largest storm of the season and its effects as a tropical storm are now being felt throughout the eastern seaboard and into western Pennsylvania and western New York.
Isabel is being blamed for 17 deaths in six states, is causing extensive localized flooding and left hundred of thousands without power.
www.elca.org /dcs/disaster/isabelhurr.html   (1783 words)

 Hurricane Isabel Impact Studies
On September 18, 2003, Hurricane Isabel impacted the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Army's Field Research Facility in Duck, 125 km north of where the eyewall cut across Hatteras Island, the Category 2 storm generated record conditions, for twenty-seven years of monitoring — 8.1 m significant wave height measured at a waverider buoy in 20 m of water and 1.5 m storm surge.
In addition to the lidar surveys, and from a different twin-engine plane, the Isabel impact zone was photographed and videotaped by the USGS, while another USGS crew inspected the observed changes from the ground.
coastal.er.usgs.gov /hurricanes/isabel   (232 words)

 <b>Hurricane Isabel&#151;One of Strongest to Hit U.S.?</b>   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Eastern Time today, September 17, the center of Hurricane Isabel was located 350 miles (560 kilometers) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and expected to make landfall in the eastern part of the state during the day tomorrow.
Isabel is now a Category Two hurricane, with maximum sustained winds near 105 miles per hour (169 kilometers per hour) and higher gusts extending outwards up to 115 miles (185 kilometers) from the storm's center.
Hurricane Hazel was an accelerating Category Four hurricane that made landfall near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on October 15 and roared northward through the eastern United States.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2003/09/0915_030915_hurricaneisabel.html   (1180 words)

 TimesDispatch.com | Hurricane Isabel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hurricane Isabel left Virginia a month ago, but the lives of many of its victims are still a mess as they try to recover from the state's costliest natural disaster.
Isabel's unparalleled destruction left an estimated 5 million to 6 million people - out of a population of 7.2 million - without electricity and apparently contributed to at least 15 deaths in the state.
Hurricane Isabel pounded Virginia yesterday with lashing rain and strong winds, cutting off electricity to more than a million customers in the state and along the North Carolina coast.
www.timesdispatch.com /servlet/Satellite?pagename=RTD/Page/RTD_SectionFront&c=Page&cid=1063025703033   (3634 words)

 Hurricane Isabel: Questions and Answers about Global Warming and Climate Change: Worldwatch Institute News
Heat in the atmosphere is the fuel that leads to stormy weather, and meteorological studies indicate that rising temperatures will tend to increase the frequency and intensity of extreme storms—particularly the violent thunderstorms that occur in some parts of the world.
Hurricanes and cyclones are fueled by the warm tropical oceans, and as ocean temperatures increase, their intensity may increase as well.
In addition, there are many other factors that contribute to hurricanes, and it is uncertain whether their number will rise due to global warming.
www.worldwatch.org /press/news/2003/09/16   (2543 words)

 eclecticism: Hurricane Isabel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Graham, not Isabel: There's a picture making the e-mail rounds right now that purports to be a shot of Hurricane Isabel over the ocean before it hit land.
Hurricane Charlie: My mom's parents, Harold and Arlene Ward, live in a nursing home in Fort Meyers, Florida &mdash; currently hurricane central.
Sometimes predictions come true: The Federal Emergency Management Agency lists a hurricane strike on New Orleans as one of the most dire threats to the nation, up there with a large earthquake in California or a terrorist attack on New York City.
www.michaelhanscom.com /eclecticism/2003/09/hurricane_isabe.html   (391 words)

 Hurricane Isabel Damage Photos and Video from Richmond and Central Virginia
Hurricane Isabel was forecasted to strike the Outer Banks of North Carolina and then turn northward through central Virginia.
Hurricane Isabel damage photos in the city of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia was extensively damaged by Hurricane Isabel.
www.harkphoto.com /isabel.html   (980 words)

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