Hurricane Idalia

Hurricane Idalia

Hurricane Idalia made landfall as a category three storm along the coast of Florida’s Big Bend.

Idalia strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane Tuesday August 29 after starting out as a tropical storm. By the end of the day on August 29, Idalia was on the cusp of becoming a Category 3 storm.

Bands of rain are expected to bring wind speeds of up to 75 mph, placing Tampa and surrounding areas under a tornado watch. The rain bands are also predicted to bring large hail and tornadoes. The watch is in place until the morning of August 30.

Idalia brought heavy rains to Cuba earlier this week, destroying some power lines.

Idalia is considered a historic storm because no major hurricane has ever passed through the Big Bend region of Florida before. That area is under a mandatory evacuation order.

 

More detailed forecast information can be found from the National Hurricane Center.

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Contributions by: Josh Reiter

Satellite imagery of this event:

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Tropical Storm Idalia Moves Across the Southeast United States and Offshore

Description:

Tropical Storm Idalia brought heavy rains, strong winds, and flooding storm surges to the Southeast US as the storm moved offshore. Idalia will continue to bring rain to the area through the day, with parts of North Carolina under a Tropical Storm Warning.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoProxy

Power Outages in Florida After Idalia

Description:

Idalia’s landfall lead to many power outages in communities across portions of the Florida peninsula and parts of southern Georgia.


Satellite: NOAA-21

Product: Day/Night Band

Instrument: VIIRS

Afternoon Time Lapse of Franklin and Idalia

Description:

Franklin maintains hurricane status while Idalia weakens to a tropical storm over the Southeastern United States.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Fourteen Hour Time Lapse of Franklin and Idalia

Description:

Idalia makes its trek up the coast while Franklin churns near the island of Bermuda.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Infrared (band 13)

Idalia's Journey From Disturbance to Landfall

Description:

This multi-day animation shows Idalia’s evolution from a tropical disturbance in the Caribbean Sea to its eventual landfall in Florida.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Hurricane Idalia Weakens Over the Southeast United States

Description:

Hurricane Idalia weakens as it travels over the Southeast US. Life-threatening storm surge, damaging winds, heavy rainfall, and flooding are still occurring with the storm.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor

Hurricane Idalia Rapidly Intensifying 24 Hours Prior to Landfall

Description:

This 24 hour time lapse shows Hurricane Idalia’s rapid intensification prior to making landfall in Florida.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Infrared (band 13)

Convective Burst as Hurricane Idalia Makes Landfall

Description:

An impressive convective burst with abundant lightning within Hurricane Idalia’s eye wall as it makes landfall.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GLM Group Energy Density Visible (band 2)

Hurricane Idalia Makes Landfall Along the Coast of Florida's Big Bend

Description:

Hurricane Idalia makes landfall as a category 3 storm along the coast of Florida’s Big Bend.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Infrared (band 13)

Intense Eyewall Convection as Idalia Heads Towards Florida

Description:

Lightning can be seen around the active eye of major Hurricane Idalia as it heads towards Florida.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Hurricane Idalia Makes Final Approach to Florida as a Major Storm

Description:

Hurricane Idalia strengthens into a major, category 3 storm on its final approach to Florida.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Full Day Evolution of Hurricane Idalia

Description:

This full day time lapse shows high resolution imagery of Hurricane Idalia strengthening in the Gulf of Mexico.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GLM Group Energy Density Visible (band 2)

Hurricane Idalia Approaches Florida as a Dangerous Storm

Description:

Hurricane Idalia approaches Florida as a strengthening, dangerous hurricanee.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

High Resolution View of Idalia as It Heads Toward Florida

Description:

A high resolution view of Hurricane Idalia as it heads toward Florida.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GLM Group Energy Density Visible (band 2)

Hurricane Idalia Strengthens In the Gulf of Mexico

Description:

Hurricane Idalia is already affecting portions of Florida as it picks up steam over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Infrared (band 13) Visible (band 2)

High Resolution View of Convection within Hurricane Idalia

Description:

High resolution imagery of convection within Hurricane Idalia as the sun rises.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Visible (band 2)

Sunrise on Hurricane Idalia

Description:

Sunrise on a strengthening Hurricane Idalia.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor

Incredible View of Terminator Nearing Franklin and Idalia

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor

Sunlight Fades on Idalia and Franklin

Description:

A day in the life of Hurricane Franklin and Tropical Storm Idalia.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor

Lightning with Tropical Storm Idalia as it Approaches the Gulf

Description:

Lightning seen with Tropical Storm Idalia as it approaches the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Franklin can also be seen churning in the Atlantic.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Wide View of Tropical Storm Idalia and Hurricane Franklin

Description:

Tropical Storm Idalia and Hurricane Franklin can be seen in this wide view of the Western Atlantic.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor

Warm Waters in the Gulf of Mexico Ahead of Idalia

Description:

The extremely warm sea surface temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico will help fuel intensification of Idalia before it makes landfall.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoSST

Thirteen Hour Time Lapse Shows Convection within Idalia

Description:

This thirteen hour time lapse shows constant convection firing within Tropical Storm Idalia.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Infrared (band 13)

Sunrise on Convection within Tropical Storm Idalia

Description:

Sunrise on convection within an organizing Tropical Storm Idalia.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Visible (band 2)

Impressive Convective Burst within Tropical Storm Idalia

Description:

An impressive convective burst within Tropical Storm Idalia as the sun sets.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GLM Group Energy Density Visible (band 2)

Tropical Storm Idalia Forms Near the Yucatan Peninsula

Description:

Tropical Storm Idalia forms near the Yucatan Peninsula with sustained winds of 40 mph.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor

Invest 93L Enters The Gulf Of Mexico

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Infrared (band 13) Visible (band 2)