Hurricane Ivan

Hurricane Ivan Post Storm Report

The initial report contains extreme wind, pressure, tide, and rainfall data that occurred over Southeast Louisiana and Coastal Mississippi on September 15-16 when Hurricane Ivan passed just to the east of the area before making landfall as a powerful Category 3 Hurricane near Gulf Shores-Orange Beach, Alabama. The report also contains some preliminary information on the hurricane's impact on the region. While the area was spared the brunt of the hurricane=s worst damage, some hurricane force wind gusts occurred over lower Plaquemines Parish, as well as extreme eastern portion of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, producing wind damage to mobile homes and roof damage to other structures, as well as downing trees and power lines.

The second report below contains meteorological data and storm impact over Southeast Louisiana on September 22-23, 2004 when the remnant circulation from Ivan regenerated into tropical storm over the middle Gulf of Mexico on September 22nd before moving onshore extreme southwest Louisiana late on September 23rd. Affects across coastal areas of southeast Louisiana were minimal, with only minor flooding of low lying coastal roadways reported early on September 23rd.


 


 

...SECOND REPORT...
POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE REPORT...TROPICAL STORM IVAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
400 PM CDT MON SEP 27 2004

THIS REPORT COVERS THE PERIOD SEPT 22-23 2004 WHEN REMNANTS OF 
IVAN REGENERATED TO A TROPICAL STORM IN THE GULF OF MEXICO. A 
SEPARATE POST STORM REPORT COVERS THE AREA CONDITIONS DURING
THE INITIAL LANDFALL IN NORTHERN GULF COAST SEPT 15-16 2004.

A.  HIGHEST WINDS...

ASOS....2 MINUTE SUSTAINED WINDS

LOCATION                      DIR/SPEED KT   DATE         TIME 
BOOTHEVILLE  BVE  SUSTAINED   090/23 KT      09/23/2004   0135UTC
                  PEAK        080/28 KT      09/23/2004   0411UTC

COASTAL OBSERVATIONS...NOAA NDBC BUOY...CMAN
NOAA SW PASS CMAN...BURLI    WIND EQUIPMENT HEIGHT 30.5 M / 100 FT
                   SUSTAINED 094/36 KT      09/23/2004  0500UTC  
                   PEAK      090/42 KT      09/23/2004  0429UTC 
NOAA GRAND ISLE CMAN...GDIL1
                   SUSTAINED 084/24 KT      09/23/2004  0820UTC
                   PEAK      080/31 KT      09/23/2004  0752UTC   

OTHER COASTAL OBSERVATIONS...LOUISIANA

LUMCON AT COCODRIE LA  TERREBONNE PARISH
                  PEAK      070/29 KT       09/23/2004  0800UTC
LUMCON AT TAMBOUR BAY TERREBONNE PARISH
                  PEAK      070/33 KT       09/23/2004  0700UTC
LSU CITRUS AG STATION BOOTHEVILLE LA  PLAQUEMINES PARISH
                   PEAK     123/26 KT       09/23/2004  1500UTC DIRECTION ESTIMATED
LSU SUGARCANE AG STATION HOUMA  TERREBONNE PARISH
                  PEAK      111/24KT        09/23/2004  1600UTC
  
B. LOWEST PRESSURE
                         PRES MB   DATE         TIME UTC 
BOOTHEVILLE BVE.........1014.6     09/23/2004   0934
GRAND ISLE NOAA CMAN....1013.6     09/23/2004   0800      
BURWOOD NOAA CMMAN......1013.8     09/23/2004   0500
LUMCON COCORIE..........1013.0     09/23/2004   1100
LUMCON TAMBOR BAY.......1012.2     09/23/2004   0800 
 

C. STORM TOTAL RAINFALL

STORM TOTAL RAINFALL
ASOS OBSERVATIONS  STORM TOTAL 48 HOURS ENDING 1200UTC 09/24/2004

BOOTHEVILLE...............0.39 INCHES  INCOMPLETE DATA 

COOP OBSERVATIONS  STORM TOTAL 48 HOURS ENDING 1200UTC 09/24/2004

PLAQUEMINE PARISH LA
BURAS.....................0.64
LSU AG STATION CITRUS
        2 NW PT SULPHUR...0.30

LAFOURCHE PARISH LA
3SSE THIBODAUX............1.03
GALLIANO..................0.86

TERREBONNE PARISH LA
LSU AG STATION SUGARCANE
        3NW HOUMA.........0.47


D. STORM SURGE

NOAA PORT FOURCHON      2.68 FT  MLLW    09/23/2004  1148UTC       
NOAA GRAND ISLE         2.60 FT  MLLW    09/23/2004  0924UTC
SW PASS MS RIVER        

LUMCON COCODRIE         2.52 FT  MLLW    09/23/2004  1300UTC
LUMCON TAMBOR BAY       3.07 FT  MLLW    09/23/2004  1100UTC

CAILLOU BAY SW OF 
         COCODRIE       3.38 FT  NGVD    09/23/2004  1000UTC


E. BEACH EROSION
NO SIGNIFICANT EROSION.  


F. FLOODING OR FLASH FLOODING
NONE.

G. TORNADOES
NONE.

H. STORM EFFECTS

MINOR COASTAL FLOODING OF LOW LYING ROADWAYS AT TIME OF HIGH TIDE EARLY
THURSDAY...SEP 23...IN SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF LAFOURCHE AND TERREBONNE 
PARISHES AND GRAND ISLE.

...INITIAL REPORT...
POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE REPORT...HURRICANE IVAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
430 PM CDT TUE SEP 21 2004

A.  HIGHEST WINDS...

ASOS....2 MINUTE SUSTAINED WINDS

LOCATION                      DIR/SPEED KT   DATE         TIME
PASCAGOULA...PQL  SUSTAINED   360/37 KT     09/15/2004   2349UTC
                  PEAK        360/51 KT     09/15/2004   2349UTC
               *INCOMPLETE DATA OUT OF SERVICE AT  0553UTC
GULFPORT...  GPT  SUSTAINED   340/40 KT     09/16/2004   0059UTC
                   PEAK       340/53 KT     09/16/2004   0658UTC
                *INCOMPLETE DATA DUE TO POWER FAILURE
KEESLER AFB  BIX  SUSTAINED   340/42 KT      09/16/2004   0644UTC
                  PEAK        340/62 KT      09/16/2004   0644UTC
SLIDELL      ASD  SUSTAINED   020/32 KT      09/16/2004   0011UTC
                  PEAK        030/37 KT      09/16/2004   0011UTC
NEW ORLEANS
  LAKEFRONT  NEW  SUSTAINED   010/41 KT      09/16/2004   0206UTC
                  PEAK        020/48 KT      09/16/2004   0205UTC
NEW ORLEANS ARMSTRONG
 INTL APRT   MSY  SUSTAINED   010/33 KT      09/15/2004   2138UTC
                  PEAK        010/40 KT      09/15/2004   2138UTC
BOOTHEVILLE  BVE  SUSTAINED   050/31 KT      09/15/2004   1551UTC
                  PEAK        050/42 KT      09/15/2004   1551UTC
                  LAST OBSERVATION AT 1604UTC BEFORE POWER FAILED
BATON ROUGE  BTR  SUSTAINED   350/21 KT      09/16/2004   0050UTC
                  PEAK        040/28 KT      09/15/2004   1954UTC
BELLE CHASE NAVAL AIR STATION NBG 
                  SUSTAINED   020/23 KT      09/15/2004   2202UTC
                  PEAK        020/31 KT      09/15/2004   2205UTC

COASTAL OBSERVATIONS...NOAA NDBC BUOY...CMAN

NOAA BUOY 42007    SUSTAINED  343/49 KT      09/16/2004  0540UTC  
                   PEAK       350/68 KT      09/16/2004  0542UTC
NOAA BUOY 42040    SUSTAINED  062/55 KT      09/16/2004  2050UTC
                   SUSTAINED  059/55 KT      09/15/2004  2130UTC
                   PEAK       070/74 KT      09/15/2004  2043UTC
NOAA SW PASS CMAN...BURLI    WIND EQUIPMENT HT 30.5 M / 100 FT
                   SUSTAINED 348/72 KT      09/15/2004  2310UTC  
                   PEAK      350/87 KT      09/15/2004  2320UTC 
NOAA GRAND ISLE CMAN...GDIL1
                   SUSTAINED 355/46 KT      09/16/2004  2310UTC
                   PEAK      360/61 KT      09/16/2004  2308UTC   

OTHER COASTAL OBSERVATIONS...MISSISSIPPI
GAUTIER MS AT U.S. HIGHWAY 90  JACKSON COUNTY INCOMPLETE DATA
                  PEAK      316/51 KT      09/16/2004  0700UTC
OCEAN SPRINGS MS - OLD FORT BAYOU  JACKSON COUNTY
                  PEAK      006/43 KT      09/16/2004  0415UTC
ORANGE GROVE MS AT INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 10   JACKSON COUNTY
                  PEAK      337/46 KT      09/16/2004  0715UTC
BILOXI HARBOR-POINTE CADET  HARRISON COUNTY
                  SUSTAINED   042/47 KT    09/16/2004  0245UTC
                  PEAK            68 KT    09/16/2004  0230UTC
USCG MERRIL SHELL BANK LIGHTHOUSE SOUTH OF PASS CHRISTIAN MS
                  PEAK      010/64 KT      09/16/2004  0500UTC
PASCAGOULA MS - JACKSON COUNTY EOC -
                  PEAK WIND 360/76 KTS     09/16/2004  0600UTC
     DIRECTION/TIME OF GUST ESTIMATED. WIND EQUIPMENT ON ROOF OF
     2 STORY BUILDING. HIGHER BUILDINGS TO NORTH OF SITE.
WAVELAND MS - HANCOCK COUNTY EOC  
                  SUSTAINED   360/20 KT    09/16/2004  0400UTC
                  PEAK        360/53 KT    09/16/2004  0430UTC

OTHER COASTAL OBSERVATIONS...LOUISIANA
NE BAY GARDENE NEAR POINTE A LA HACHE PLAQUMINES PARISH 
                  PEAK      004/60 KT      09/16/2004  0400UTC 
BARATARIA BAY NORTH OF GRAND ISLE LA  PLAQUEMINES PARISH
                  PEAK      090/44 KT      09/15/2004  1700UTC
LITTLE LAKE EAST OF GALLIANO LA   JEFFERSON PARISH
                  PEAK      030/41 KT      09/15/2004  2300UTC
LAKE SALVADOR NEAR LAFFITTE   JEFFERSON PARISH
                  PEAK      338/34 KT      09/16/2004  0300UTC
LUMCON AT COCODRIE LA  TERREBONNE PARISH
                  PEAK      350/36 KT      09/16/2004  0000UTC
LSU CITRUS AG STATION BOOTHEVILLE LA  PLAQUEMINES PARISH
                  PEAK        360/52KT    09/16/2004  0000UTC
                  DIRECTION ESTIMATED

LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN AUTOMATED NWS GAGES
   MANDEVILLE     SUATINED    022/30 KT      09/16/2004   0030UTC
                  PEAK            33 KT      09/16/2004   2200UTC
   MID LAKE       SUSTAINED   356/35 KT      09/16/2004   0330UTC
                  PEAK            46 KT      09/16/2004   0500UTC


B. LOWEST PRESSURE
                         PRES MB   DATE         TIME UTC 
PASCAGOULA PQL*..........975.6     09/16/2004   0536 UTC
GULFPORT  GPT* ..........983.7     09/16/2004   0703
KEESLER AFB BIX..........982.9     09/16/2004   0655
SLIDELL  ASD.............994.2     09/16/2004   0147
NEW ORLEANS 
    LAKEFRONT  NEW.......994.2     09/16/2004   0125
NEW ORLEANS AMRSTRONG
    INTL   MSY...........998.0     09/16/2004   0530
                         998.0     09/16/2004   0644
BELLE CHASE NBG..........996.6     09/16/2004   0452
BATON ROUGE.............1002.0     09/16/2004   0237
GRAND ISLE NOAA CMAN.....994.2     09/16/2004   0000      
BURWOOD NOAA CMMAN.......983.6     09/16/2000   2300
 
*INCOMPLETE OBSERVATIONS

C. STORM TOTAL RAINFALL

STORM TOTAL RAINFALL
ASOS OBSERVATIONS  STORM TOTAL 72 HOURS ENDING 1200UTC 09/17/2004

PASCAGOULA PQL.......... 1.15 INCHES  INCOMPLETE DATA
GULFPORT GPT.............1.70
BILOXI AFB  BIX..........3.28
SLIDELL ASD..............0.26
NEW ORLEANS 
     LAKEFRONT NEW.......0.08
NEW ORLEANS 
  ARMSTRONG INTL  MSY ...TRACE
BELLE CHASE NAS  NBG.....0.14

COOP OBSERVATIONS  STORM TOTAL 72 HOURS ENDING 1200UTC 09/17/2004

JACKSON COUNTY MS
3NNE PASCAGOULA...........5.70 INCHES
VAN CLEAVE................3.73
PASCAGOULA EOC............6.29

HARRISON COUNTY MS
3NNW GULFPORT.............1.60

HANCOCK COUNTY MS
ANSLEY....................1.00
BAY ST. LOUIS.............0.67

ST. TAMMANY PARISH LA
SLIDELL...................0.48

ST. BERNARD PARISH LA
CHALMETTE.................0.15

PLAQUEMINE PARISH LA
BURAS.....................2.50
LSU CITRUS AG.............1.05


D. STORM SURGE

MISSISSIPPI COAST
BILOXI HARBOR NOAA   4.07 FT MLLW   9/16/2004  0330 UTC             
WAVELAND  NOAA       4.76 FT MLLW   9/16/2004  0648 UTC

SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA

ST BERNARD PARISH...LAKE BORGNE
BAYOU BIENVENUE      7.18 FT  NGVD   09/16/2004  0000UTC
BAYOU DUPRE          7.56 FT  NGVD   09/16/2004  0000UTC
BAYOU TERRE AUX BOEUFS
                     4.35 FT  NGVD   09/15/2004  2300UTC 

PLAQUEMINES PARISH...
BLACK BAY- PT A LA HACHE   8.72 FT NAVD88  09/15/2004  2100 UTC
BAY GARDENE PT A LA HACHE  8.39 FT NAVD88  09/15/2004  2300 UTC
               

LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN 
INDUSTRIAL CANAL           6.10 FT  NGVD    09/16/2004  0200UTC
MID LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN     3.51 FT  NGVD    09/16/2004  0700UTC
MANDEVILLLE                3.72 FT  NGVD    09/16/2004  0900UTC
NEW ORLEANS/
  SOUTH SHORE HARBOR       4.82 FT  NGVD    09/16/2004  0500UTC
IRISH BAYOU                4.48 FT  NGVD    09/16/2004  0300UTC
FRENIER                    4.10 FT  NGVD    09/16/2004  0400UTC


WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
PORT FOURCHON              2.51 FT  MLLW    09/15/2004  2018UTC       
GRAND ISLE                 2.80 FT  MLLW    09/15/2004  1900UTC
SW PASS MS RIVER           3.82 FT  MLLW    09/16/2004  2000UTC


E. BEACH EROSION
SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION IN PORTIONS OF HANCOCK COUNTY.  

F. FLOODING OR FLASH FLOODING
NONE.

G. TORNADOES
NONE.

H. STORM EFFECTS

MAIN STORM EFFECTS IN WFO NEW ORLANS/BATON ROUGE AREA OF 
RESPONSIBILITY WERE IN FAR SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND COASTAL 
MISSISSIPPI. STORM SURGE WERE PRIMARILY CONFINED TO AREAS
OUTSIDE OF THE HURRICANE PROTECTION LEVEES AND ALONG IMMEDIATE
COASTAL AREAS.

LOUISIANA...
NO DIRECT FATALITIES IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA.

4 INDIRECT FATALTIES OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA RESIDENTS WHEN EVACUEES 
RESIDING IN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES AND/OR HOMEBOUND PATIENTS DIED 
ENROUTE TO INLAND SHELTERING DURING EVACUATION PROCESS. 

PRELIMINARY ESTIMATE OF  600,000 EVACUATED IN 320,000 VEHICLES FROM 
METRO NEW ORLEANS/SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA

PLAQUEMINES PARISH...PRELIMINARY
MAIN DAMAGE OCCURRED IN LOWER PLAQUEMINES PARISH PRIMARILY IN THE 
VENICE AND BOOTHEVILLE AREAS. 2 SCHOOLS HAD ROOF DAMAGE. 
9 MOBILE HOMES DESTROYED AND 22 WITH MAJOR DAMAGE. 7 SINGLE FAMILY
HOMES HAD MAJOR DAMAGE. COASTAL FLOODING OCCURRED OUTSIDE OF HURRICANE 
PROTECTION LEVEES.


MISSISSIPPI...
NO DIRECT FATALITIES IN COASTAL MISSISSIPPI.

JACKSON COUNTY...PRELIMINARY
PRIMARY DAMAGE WAS WIND DAMAGE TO BUILDING ROOFS...DOWNED TREES AND
POWER LINES. AT LEAST 400 STRUCTURES AFFECTED WITH VARYING DEGREES
OF DAMAGE. ONE APARTMENT BUILDING IN PASCAGOULA HAD SUBSTANTIAL PART 
OF ROOF BLOWN OFF. 

HANCOCK COUNTY...PRELIMINARY
MINOR WIND DAMAGE PRIMARILY TO DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND A FEW POWER LINES.
SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION.


INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT IS PRELIMINARY...AND MAY BE UPDATED
OR DELETED. ADDITIONAL DATA WILL BE INCLUDED AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE.

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