Hurricane Irene Preliminary Summary October 16, 1999
National Hurricane Center Hurricane Irene Summary


HIGHEST WIND, in Knots.  Speed is expressed as DDFF, where first two digits represent speed direction and last two is speed. For example, 3520 means wind was from north (350 degrees) at 20 knots.
 

LOCATION

SUSTAINED

DATE/TIME

PEAK

DATE/TIME

Notes:

ORLANDO (MCO)

0133

16/1553Z

0142

16/1553Z

ASOS SITE

DAYTONA BEACH

0236

16/1753Z

0149

16/1853Z

ASOS SITE

VERO BEACH

0539

16/0910Z

0362

16/1252Z

 

MELBOURNE

0247

16/1323Z

0359

16/1323Z

ASOS SITE
Not Commissioned

MELBOURNE

0240

16/1050Z

0258

16/1050Z

NWS Office

SHUTTLE LANDING SITE

 

 

0462

16/1550Z

 

PATRICK AFB

0350

16/1048Z

0359

16/1100Z

ASOS SITE
Not Maintained

FT. PIERCE

0337

16/0753Z

0745

16/0553Z

ASOS SITE

BUOY 41009

0445

16/1100Z

0460

16/1100Z

28.5N 80.2W

Data Quality Notes:

Patrick AFB ASOS site is from a site which is neither commissioned nor properly maintained, and so the data is not official.

Melbourne ASOS site is likely to be reliable, but the site is not commissioned, and not official.

Click here for more information on ASOS.

 



LOWEST PRESSURE
 

STATION MILLIBARS DATE/TIME
ORLANDO (MCO) 1000.2 16/2053Z

DAYTONA BEACH

997.2

16/2353Z

MELBOURNE (ASOS)

993.9

16/1650Z

FT. PIERCE

989.1

16/1053Z

BUOY 41009

984.8

16/0900Z

 



RAINFALL...(entire event)

ORLANDO (MCO)              1.70 INCHES
SANFORD (SFB)               3.75 INCHES (estimated)
MELBOURNE (MLB)          5.36 INCHES
DAYTONA BEACH (DAB)   3.87 INCHES



STORM TIDES...
TIDE GAUGE AT THE PORT CANAVERAL ENTRANCE REPORTED A SURGE OF 2 TO 2.5 FEET.



BEACH EROSION...
SIGNIFICANT WAVE ACTION BATTERED AN ALREADY WEAK DUNE LINE AND PRODUCED SUBSTANTIAL BEACH EROSION ONCE AGAIN. IN MARTIN COUNTY FROM 4 TO 8 FEET OF BEACH FRONT WAS LOST WITH AN ESTIMATED COST OF 4 MILLION DOLLARS. OTHER DOLLAR ESTIMATES INCLUDE 8 MILLION IN BREVARD COUNTY, 7 MILLION IN VOLUSIA COUNTY, AND 2 MILLION IN SAINT LUCIE COUNTY.



FLOODING...
WITH ABOUT 9 INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER MARTIN COUNTY, THEY REPORTED FROM 3 TO 4 FEET OF WATER COVERING MOST ROADS IN THE SOUTH PART OF THE COUNTY. ABOUT 60 HOMES WERE FLOODED. PORTIONS OF 155 ROADS WERE CLOSED DURING THE STORM. IN SAINT LUCIE COUNTY 200 HOMES WERE FLOODED. FLOODING WAS WIDESPREAD BUT MINOR IN THE REMAINING COASTAL COUNTIES.



TORNADOES...
NONE



STORM EFFECTS...IN MARTIN COUNTY 15 HOMES HAD MAJOR WIND DAMAGE AND ONE MOBILE HOME WAS DESTROYED. ABOUT 3 THOUSAND TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN. IN SAINT LUCIE COUNTY 40 HOMES RECEIVED MINOR DAMAGE AND 2 HAD MAJOR DAMAGE. BREVARD COUNTY REPORTED 1074 HOMES WITH MINOR DAMAGE AND 17 WITH MAJOR DAMAGE. ABOUT 450 MOBILE HOMES HAD MINOR DAMAGE AND 15 RECEIVED MAJOR DAMAGE. ABOUT 555 COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS HAD MINOR DAMAGE. MOST OCEAN FRONT HOTELS HAD WATER DAMAGE WHEN WIND BLEW RAIN WATER INTO WINDOWS. A LARGE BARGE BROKE FREE FROM ITS MOORING AND WAS BLOWN INTO THE US HIGHWAY 528 CAUSEWAY NEAR CAPE CANAVERAL. FLORIDA MARLIN STADIUM WAS DAMAGED. TOTAL BREVARD COUNTY DAMAGE WAS OVER 20 MILLION, SIMILIAR DAMAGE OCCURRED IN VOLUSIA COUNTY WITH A TOTAL DAMAGE ESTIMATE OF 16 MILLION.


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