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Severe Weather/Wind on September 13-14, 2008 (Pg1)
 
Ike tracked around high pressure ("H") in the southeast United States. Hurricane Ike made landfall along the Texas Gulf Coast early on September 13th. Ike went inland around 2 am CDT near Galveston, Texas as a Category 2 storm. Maximum sustained winds were around 110 mph.
In the picture: Ike tracked around high pressure ("H") in the southeast United States. A storm system aloft ("L") approaching from the west quickly swept the remnants of Ike from the Texas Gulf Coast through Arkansas and into the Ohio Valley.

 

The system tracked around high pressure over the southeast United States. This took Ike into northeast Texas, southeast Oklahoma and then into western Arkansas.  A system aloft and associated cold front approaching from the west caused Ike to accelerate along this expected track.

 

As Ike neared Arkansas from the southwest during the afternoon and evening of the 13th, scattered thunderstorms popped up in rainbands swirling around the system. The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed Ike ("L") approaching Arkansas from the southwest at 524 pm CDT on 09/13/2008.
In the picture: The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed Ike ("L") approaching Arkansas from the southwest at 524 pm CDT on 09/13/2008. To the northeast of the system, isolated tornadoes were spawned in outer rainbands.

 

Probabilities (in %) of helicity (representing the potential for rotating winds) reaching at least 150 m2/s2 from 1 am CDT to 7 pm CDT on 09/13/2008.
A few of these storms spawned weak short-lived tornadoes...mostly in central Arkansas.
In the picture: Probabilities (in %) of helicity (representing the potential for rotating winds) reaching at least 150 m2/s2 from 1 am CDT to 7 pm CDT on 09/13/2008. The graphics in the loop are courtesy of the Storm Prediction Center.

 

More Information
 
There is more information concerning severe weather and wind on September 13th and 14th. To check out the rest of the story, click here.

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