Nearly one-third of all fishing vessels were damaged by Isidore. Back To Top. Some forecasters showed it possible for Isidore to make landfall in the United States as a category 4 hurricane. Isidore track on SST image of Gulf of Mexico from 17 September (303 Kb) This image represents the average composite sea surface temperature (SST) derived from NOAA satellite AVHRR data over the 7 days ending 17 September 2002. The name Isidore was retired in the spring of 2003, and will never be used for an Atlantic hurricane again. Tower Deployment Tower Data Details – Hurricane Irene Storm Path: Storm Facts: Storm Life October 13 – 19, 1999 Landfall Key West, FLCape Sable, FL T.S. Hurricane watches raised for the United States Gulf coast between Cameron, Louisiana and Pascagoula, Mississippi late on the morning of September 24 were discontinued early on the morning of September 25, when the storm was no longer expected to restrengthen into a hurricane. [18][20], In the open Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Isidore and later Hurricane Lili contributed to the shutdown of offshore oil and gas platforms. [2] Land interaction from Venezuela later weakened the depression back to a tropical wave. It affected the states of Idaho, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Ohio. We recognize our responsibility to use data and technology for good. Over 30 inches (760 mm) of rainfall fell, with the maximum recorded near Campeche. Isidore was upgraded to tropical depression status based on a fix provided by a reconnaissance plane. It made landfall on the Louisiana coast as a strong tropical storm. [2] Max wind speed 125mph. [1] The forecasts then predicted Isidore to move westward in the Gulf of Mexico for a few days, before turning northward towards the Gulf Coast as what was predicted by then to be a strong Category 4 hurricane. September 27, 2002 – As the remnants of Hurricane Isidore track northward through the Ohio Valley, it produces light to moderate showers in northern and central Maryland. Data from the NOAA high altitude jet was used to analyze the environment surrounding the hurricane and was ingested by numerical models. The Hurricane Center said Lorenzo had maximum sustained winds of 110 mph (175 kph) during the night. By VIVIAN SEQUERA, Associated Press Writer. The strengthening system hit Grand Isle, Louisiana on September 26 with maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour (105 km/h), but weakened quickly into a tropical depression after moving inland. Subject: B3) What names have been retired in the Atlantic and East Pacific basin? Below is the track of Isidore, furnished by the National Hurricane Center. The Cayman Islands reported tropical storm force winds, and likely experienced flooding to some degree, but Isidore caused no reported damage or casualties. Three hundred and fifty households reported losses. [5], In the Windward Islands, Isidore was a weak tropical depression that caused no reported damage or casualties. Fri Sep 20, 2002. Looking back at Hurricane Gustav's record 211 mph wind gust, Global warming and the frequency of intense Atlantic hurricanes: model results. Isidore rapidly attained hurricane status, and ultimately became absorbed by an extratropical in the northern Atlantic Ocean on September 17. The average track errors in the official forecasts for Hurricane Isidore were about 59, 102, 135, 187, and 328 km for the 12-, 24-, 36-, 48-, and 72-h forecasts, respectively. The season's first tropical cyclone, Tropical Storm Arthur, developed on May 29, while the season's last system, Hurricane Rene, dissipated on December 11. It was a report of a poorly defined center of 1009 mb with 20 to 25 knot [20][24], Isidore caused heavy rains in Guatemala due to upslope flow from the Pacific Ocean, which led to landslides and flooding across southern and western portions of the country. Hurricane Isidore was a slow-moving tropical cyclone that hit western Cuba as a category 1 hurricane (on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale) and the northern Yucatan Peninsula as a category 3 hurricane. Hurricane Isidore was the strongest hurricane in the 2002 Atlantic hurricane season.Isidore affected the Windward Islands, Venezuela, Jamaica, Cuba, Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, parts of the United States.Some forecasters showed it possible for Isidore to make landfall in the United States as a category 4 hurricane. Jamaica and the southwestern peninsula of Haiti were deluged Saturday with heavy rains, as they were just a week ago when Hurricane Isidore rammed through just south of Lili's current track. Linking Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management for Sustainable Poverty Reduction. Is the Atlantic hurricane season getting longer? Isidore was a Cape Verde hurricane, developing in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean well south of the Cape Verde Islands on September 4. Isidore pummels Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Hurricane Isidore was the ninth named storm and the second hurricane in the 2002 Atlantic hurricane season. The rains led to the drowning of two people when they tried to cross a rain-swollen river. Once in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Isidore became a major Category 3 storm with winds of 125 miles per hour (201 km/h). [1] The tropical cyclone peaked as a Category 3 hurricane, causing damage as well as four fatalities in Jamaica, Cuba, Mexico, and the United States. [7] It is the lowest minimum pressure ever observed for an Atlantic hurricane which did not exceed Category 3 intensity. Favorable conditions aloft with warm water temperatures allowed Isidore to quickly intensify to a peak of 125 miles per hour (201 km/h) winds on September 21.[6]. Hurricane Isidore gained strength on Thursday to become the second hurricane of the Atlantic season. tracking Isidore. Black Background, color-filled rainfall graphic for Isidore. [2] The upper level environment ahead of the storm was very favorable, and the oceanic heat content was very high. Hurricane Isidore (1984) Storm Track & Details Isidore, classified as a tropical storm made landfall on December 31, 1969. It weakened rapidly as it nearly stalled over Yucatán, and was only a minimal tropical storm after being inland for 30 hours. Mexican authorities declared a state of emergency prior to the arrival of the storm. In preparation for the storm, about 292,000 people and thousands of farm animals were evacuated in the Pinar del Río province. PINAR DEL RIO Cuba (AP) - Hurricane Isidore pounded Cuba's sparsely populated western end with heavy rains and winds of more than 100 miles per hour Friday, making its way into the Gulf of Mexico and prompting the evacuation of offshore oil rigs. [18] No deaths were reported. [21] Nearly 36,500 houses were destroyed in Yucatán from the intense winds,[21] 83,000 homes damaged, and 500,000 were left homeless. Hurricane LILI. Isidore is noted for threatening to strike the northern Gulf Coast as a Category 4 hurricane, but instead striking as a moderate tropical storm due to a track change that brought the storm over the Yucatán Peninsula for over a day, which significantly weakened the cyclone. At the time Aqua passed over Isidore, it was classified as a Category 3 (possibly 4) hurricane, with minimum pressure of 934 mbar, maximum sustained wind speeds of 110 knots (gusting to 135) and an eye diameter of 20 nautical miles. Isidore was the fifth of eight named storms to occur in September. [8] High pressures to its north forced it southward, and Isidore made landfall at Telchac Puerto in Yucatán as a major hurricane on September 22. The system raced to the northeast, and became an extratropical cyclone on September 27 before becoming absorbed in a frontal zone over Pennsylvania that night.[9]. [14][15] More than 70,000 people were evacuated,[16] and ports on the Gulf coast of Yucatán were closed. A storm surge of 8.3 feet (2.5 m) was measured at Rigoletes, Louisiana and at Gulfport Harbor, Mississippi. Hurricane Isidore was the ninth named storm, second hurricane, and first major hurricane of the 2002 Atlantic hurricane season. There are no maps available for this storm. It affected the states of Idaho, Missouri, Pennsylvania and … Tropical storm Isidore began a northwest track and gradually intensified until reaching peak intensity passing by the Bahamas, generating strong rip currents in Florida. At 2 AM EDT on Friday, Hurricane Isidore was about 30 miles south of Isla de Juventud, Cuba and is now moving slowly in a direction that will take it over mainland Cuba later. Isidore’s winds exceeded 40 m s −1 on 20 September as it approached the Isle of Youth and made landfall along the tip of western Cuba. For other storms of the same name, see, Hurricane Isidore at peak intensity making landfall in. Despite moving through a dry environment, its convection became organized as an anticyclone developed over the wave. On Aug 21, Hurricane Recon found 40 mph winds and a closed circulation about 500 miles E of the Lesser Antilles. Thousands of livestock perished. [25] Isidore claimed five lives in the U.S.: four direct and one indirect. [11][12] Hurricane Warnings were posted about 48 hours before landfall, leaving ample time to prepare for the storm. Isidore was the fifth of eight named storms to occur in September. On September 14, convection was well-organized enough around a small closed wind circulation to classify the system as Tropical Depression Ten near Trinidad and Tobago. Damage to Mexico's power grid reached US$19.76 million. Isidore is noted for threatening to strike the northern Gulf Coast as a Category 4 … Isidore brought heavy rains to Jamaica, totalling 27.2 inches (690 mm) at Cotton Tree Gully.[5]. There is no tracking data for this storm. A hurricane warning remains Isidore formed on September 14 near the coast of Venezeula. List of wettest tropical cyclones in the United States, List of wettest tropical cyclones in Jamaica, List of Florida hurricanes (2000–present), List of North Carolina hurricanes (2000–present), "Atlantic hurricane best track (HURDAT version 2)". [19] Downed trees and power lines were common over much of the northern Yucatán Peninsula,[22] and 75% of barns and warehouses were either severely damaged or destroyed. The indirect death was from a man that went into cardiac arrest in Mississippi, whereas the other four were drowning deaths.[5]. It was the first tropical cyclone to hit the area since Tropical Depression Greta in 1970, the first tropical storm since 1935, the first hurricane since 1888, and only major hurricane to ever hit the area. TROPICAL DEPRESSION TEN DISCUSSION NUMBER 7. PUBLIC ADVISORY NUMBER 47 FOR TROPICAL DEPRESSION ISIDORE. The wave continued west-northwestward through the Caribbean, and redeveloped into a tropical depression on September 17 while 140 miles (230 km) south of Jamaica. … Blank Tracking Maps ... HURRICANE ISIDORE Graphics Archive. Hurricane Isidore batters Yucatan Peninsula, could head toward U.S. Gulf coast. John L. Beven II, Richard J. Pasch and Miles B. Lawrence. Hurricane Isidore – MERIS - 21 September 2002 ESA194688.jpg 1,076 × 1,536; 231 KB Isidore 2002 rainfall.gif 861 × 915; 36 KB Isidore 2002 track.png 2,700 × 2,454; 4.42 MB [17] Due to Isidore's unexpected southward turn into the Yucatán Peninsula, Isidore weakened significantly to a tropical storm which limited potential damage along the United States Gulf Coast. The flooding was responsible for moderate crop damage, with a total of $330 million in damage (2002 USD, 360 million 2006 USD). [1] The tropical cyclone peaked as a Category 3 hurricane, causing damage as well as four fatalities in Jamaica, Cuba, Mexico, and the United States. Weather Underground provides tracking maps, 5-day forecasts, computer models, satellite imagery and detailed storm statistics for tracking and forecasting Major Hurricane Isidore Tracker. Throughout the Yucatán Peninsula, there were 17 deaths were attributed to Hurricane Isidore, two of which were indirectly related to the storm. TROPICAL DEPRESSION TEN DISCUSSION NUMBER 6. ODM-WFP emergency situation report on Latin America & the Caribbean Oct 10, 2002. © Copyright TWC Product and Technology LLC 2014, 2020. Costliest U.S. Hurricane Isidore was one of only four storms to hit the north side of the Yucatán since records have been kept. Hurricane Isidore smashed into Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on Sunday, packing 110 mph winds and dropping 12 to 20 inches of rain in some spots. Despite Dvorak satellite estimates of 145 miles per hour (233 km/h), reconnaissance aircraft indicated Isidore remained a 125 miles per hour (201 km/h) Category 3 hurricane, with pressures dropping to 934 mbar (27.6 inHg), typical of a Category 4 hurricane. [23] A total of 70% of the poultry production and livestock were lost during the storm in Yucatán. [18] Over 130 tobacco drying houses were affected to some degree, damaging valuable tobacco stock. The maximum reported was 21.7 inches (550 mm) at Isabel Rubio in western Cuba. Forecast Advisories Public Advisories Discussions Strike Probabilities; Saturday September 14, 2002: 1: … NHC began issuing tropical storm warnings for the Lesser Antilles. [4], Embedded within a weak steering current, it drifted to the northwest, and strengthened into Tropical Storm Isidore on September 18 near Jamaica. [5] The rainfall, combined with a 12 feet (3.7 m) storm surge, destroyed 77 houses,[11] caused power outages, uprooted trees and blew off roofs. Hurricane Isidore brought torrential rainfall, with many areas reporting over 1 foot (300 mm) of rain. [3] The storm surge reached as high as 6 metres (20 ft) over southern portions of Yucatán state. SourceMex Economic News & Analysis on Mexico. Hurricane Isidore. [19] The Gulf Coast island of Isla Arena was nearly covered by Isidore's storm surge. Emergency Report n. 39 September 27, 2002. Hurricane Isidore; Track maps Isidore developed from Tropical Depression Ten over the Caribbean Sea. A view of Hurricane Isidore from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounding System (AIRS) on Aqua. [2] October 11, 2002—Remnant moisture from Hurricane Kyle produces moderate rainfall, reaching 4.03 in (102 mm) in Salisbury. FEDERAL, STATE GOVERNMENTS ACCUSED OF MISHANDLING ASSISTANCE EFFORTS TO VICTIMS OF HURRICANE ISIDORE. [2] Isidore is noted for threatening to strike the northern Gulf Coast as a Category 4 hurricane, but instead striking as a moderate tropical storm due to a track change that brought the storm over the Yucatán Peninsula for over a day, which significantly weakened the cyclone. Three different views of Hurricane Isidore from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounding System (AIRS) on Aqua. WPC's Public Advisory Archive: NHC's Advisory Archive: Click above for the Track: The effects of back-to-back storms resulted in the loss of production of 14.4 million barrels (2,290,000 m3) of oil and 88.9 billion cubic feet (2.52×109 m3) of natural gas. Tropical Cyclone Report: Hurricane Isidore 14 - September 27, 2002. Isidore then moved slowly along a northwest track, and at 1800 UTC 19 September, Isidore was upgraded to a hurricane with a central pressure of 983 mb. Isidore affected the Windward Islands, Venezuela, Jamaica, Cuba, Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, parts of the United States. Hurricane Isidore hit near Mérida, Yucatán, as a 125 miles per hour (201 km/h) hurricane, and remained over the area for around 36 hours. TROPICAL DEPRESSION TEN DISCUSSION NUMBER 1. FCMP Deployment October 16 – 17, 1999 Estimated Damage $800 Million Casualties 8 Links… Drilling operations, as well as exports from Mexico, stopped for one week which cost the oil company US$108.7 million. The 1996 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1 and ended on November 30. This article is about the Atlantic hurricane in 2002. [5] Hurricane Isidore brought widespread heavy rainfall from the central Gulf coast into the Ohio Valley, with a maximum of 15.97 inches (406 mm) at Metairie, Louisiana. The storm total rainfall maps below were constructed using data from the National Climatic Data Center, the Louisiana Agriclimatic Network, the Southwest Florida Water Management District, and the [1], The storm shut down oil production of the Mexican state-run oil company, PEMEX. [26] It was replaced with Ike in the 2008 season, which was itself retired after the later season. Isidore, classified as a hurricane made landfall on September 26, 2002. Tropical System Tracking Map (Detailed Position Listing Below Map) Post-Tropical Cyclone Theta at 15/1500Z 31.5N 18.2W 25 KT 30 MPH...POST-TROPICAL WPC's Public Advisory Archive: NHC's Advisory Archive: Click above for the Track: Hurricane ISIDORE. Coverage from TWC of Hurricane Isidore just offshore the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico as a category 3 in Sept. Mexican authorities closed several ports and evacuated hundreds of residents, amid warnings that the storm may cause heavy coastal flooding in the northern part of Yucatan. Hurricane Isidore brought widespread heavy rainfall from the central Gulf coast into the Ohio Valley, with a maximum of 15.97 inches (406 mm) at Metairie, Louisiana. [10] Just ten months after the destructive Hurricane Michelle, Hurricane Isidore threatened to cause similar effects in Cuba. Hurricane Isidore was the ninth named storm and the second hurricane in the 2002 Atlantic hurricane season.Isidore was the fifth of eight named storms to occur in September. Satellite images and tracking maps of Category 3 Major Hurricane Isidore 2002, September 14 - 27. [1] With nearly ideal conditions for development, Isidore was forecast to reach winds of 150 miles per hour (240 km/h) over the northern Gulf of Mexico. [12] A total of 24,000 metric tons of citrus and 132 metric tons of coffee were lost from the storm. The averaging is done to remove clouds. [25] … [1] The hurricane crossed the island, then slowed as it moved westward across the Gulf of Mexico. Its residents evacuated prior to the storm's passage.[20]. NHC Hurricane Isidore Tropical Cyclone Report, NHC advisory archives for Hurricane Isidore, Hydrometeorological Prediction Center advisory archive on Tropical Depression Isidore, Hurricane Isidore Photographs - New Orleans Lake Front, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hurricane_Isidore&oldid=984005382, 2002 natural disasters in the United States, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 17 October 2020, at 16:03. [3] The flooding was responsible for moderate crop damage, with a total of $330 million in damage (2002 USD). Before Isidore became a hurricane, there were fears that the storm would end up being a significant threat. Damage to crops and livestock was extreme; 2,000 square kilometres of maize and 400 square kilometres of fruit trees were damaged across the country. Damage in the country totaled $950 million (2002 USD). [16] Volunteers were sent in the days prior to ensure families had a family disaster plan and a disaster supplies kit in their household. It was a very active season that produced a total of 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes. Hurricane Isidore (2002) Storm Track & Details. At the time Aqua passed over Isidore, it was classified as a Category 3 (possibly 4) hurricane, with minimum pressure of 934 mbar, maximum sustained wind speeds of 110 knots (gusting to 135) and an eye diameter of 20 nautical miles. In preparation for the hurricane, the Red Cross mobilized its members across Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida days before Isidore's expected landfall. [3], On September 9, a tropical wave moved off the coast of Africa. 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