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Hurricane Ida Makes the Record Books for Explosive Intensification
      Thu Nov 05 2009 07:09 PM

I am nothing short of amazed at how quickly a full-fledged hurricane can spring up from a well developed surface low.

Even provided all the prerequisite environmental conditions are favorable for rapid metamorphosis, a deep-layer warm-core cyclone orchestrating thousands of cubic miles of warm oceanic air that extends right up to the tropopause, repleat with the rapid assembly of it's infamous and characteristic eyewall structure, it is no small feat of accomplishment for our atmosphere to be able to pull this off in the time it takes earth to make one full rotation on it's axis. From Invest to Hurricane in less than 24 hours!

Ida will surely be duely filed away in the annals of hurricane history as one of the quickest cyclones to have gone from a well organized invest to a full fledged hurricane, albeit the storm was on the small side of average, which tends to present a greater challenge for forecasters, especially with regard to intensity guidance, as well as a seemingly greater opportunity for rapid intensification to transpire.

The ongoing and quickly developing mesoscale features constituting the inner core convective processes, continually morphing and vigorously imparting their enormous loads of kinetic wind energy from the release of latent heat of condensation on a stupendous scale, eventually (and, as we've seen, sometimes quite rapidly) results in the development of the defining warm-core eyewall-structure that so uniquely characterizes these cyclones.

But, as was noted yesterday, 'Ida' was already a well developed and rapidly strengthening tropical storm by the time hurricane reconnaissance had arrived, with microwave imagery already prominently depicting a decent nascent eyewall, presumably the results of successive flaring of very deep, bursting convection very near and over an already well-developed LLCC during the previous night's convective max cycle, as discussed in previous posts.



So it's no wonder 'Ida' was able to organize so quickly and develop into a hurricane so rapidly, considering all the 'right ingredients' were there and the upper levels of the atmosphere finally(!) decided to turn favorable, and the compact nature of the cyclone as well, all of which conspired together to generate a bona-fide hurricane, complete with a pinhole eyewall at landfall, in near record breaking time. But I am still quite amazed!



As Daniel had observed ...
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After looking at several different satellite sites, it appears that IDA had a near pinhole eye just prior to making landfall on the Coast of Nicaragua. The Eye may have been shrouded in clouds, but it appeared in two or three of the frames that I saw.





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Edited by CoconutCandy (Fri Nov 06 2009 12:33 AM)

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* Ida Offshore, Poised to Restrengthen MikeCAdministrator Thu Nov 05 2009 07:09 PM
. * * Re: Tropical Storm IDA OrlandoDan   Sat Nov 07 2009 08:47 AM
. * * Re: Tropical Storm IDA cieldumort   Sat Nov 07 2009 04:51 AM
. * * Tropical Storm IDA danielwAdministrator   Sat Nov 07 2009 04:05 AM
. * * Re: Ida Offshore, Poised to Restrengthen weathernet   Sat Nov 07 2009 03:05 AM
. * * Re: Ida Offshore, Poised to Restrengthen WeatherNut   Sat Nov 07 2009 02:11 AM
. * * Re: Ida Offshore, Poised to Restrengthen Rasvar   Sat Nov 07 2009 12:09 AM
. * * Re: Ida Offshore, Poised to Restrengthen MichaelA   Fri Nov 06 2009 03:43 PM
. * * Re: Ida Offshore, Poised to Restrengthen MikeCAdministrator   Fri Nov 06 2009 03:01 PM
. * * Re: Ida Offshore, Poised to Restrengthen hurricane expert   Fri Nov 06 2009 02:57 PM
. * * Updates danielwAdministrator   Fri Nov 06 2009 01:27 PM
. * * Re: Ida regaining Tropical Storm status? danielwAdministrator   Fri Nov 06 2009 01:01 PM
. * * Re: Ida regaining Tropical Storm status? Hawkeyewx   Fri Nov 06 2009 11:47 AM
. * * Re: Ida regaining Tropical Storm status? MikeCAdministrator   Fri Nov 06 2009 10:52 AM
. * * Ida regaining Tropical Storm status? berrywr   Fri Nov 06 2009 02:17 AM
. * * Hurricane Ida Makes the Record Books for Explosive Intensification CoconutCandy   Thu Nov 05 2009 07:09 PM
. * * Re: Hurricane Ida JFV25   Thu Nov 05 2009 06:17 PM
. * * Re: Hurricane Ida weathernet   Thu Nov 05 2009 05:57 PM
. * * Re: Hurricane Ida MikeCAdministrator   Thu Nov 05 2009 03:03 PM
. * * Re: Hurricane Ida weathernet   Thu Nov 05 2009 02:45 PM
. * * Re: Hurricane Ida Wingman51   Thu Nov 05 2009 12:45 PM
. * * Re: Hurricane Ida MichaelA   Thu Nov 05 2009 12:24 PM
. * * Re: Hurricane Ida rgd   Thu Nov 05 2009 11:22 AM
. * * Re: Hurricane Ida WeatherNut   Thu Nov 05 2009 10:52 AM
. * * Re: Hurricane Ida cieldumort   Thu Nov 05 2009 10:29 AM
. * * Re: Hurricane Ida MichaelA   Thu Nov 05 2009 10:28 AM
. * * Re: Hurricane Ida Jane   Thu Nov 05 2009 09:32 AM
. * * Hurricane Ida danielwAdministrator   Thu Nov 05 2009 09:11 AM
. * * Re: TD 11 OrlandoDan   Thu Nov 05 2009 08:33 AM
. * * Re: Tropical Storm Ida Forms in the Southwestern Caribbean Sea LoisCane   Thu Nov 05 2009 08:05 AM
. * * Re: Tropical Storm Ida Forms in the Southwestern Caribbean Sea cieldumort   Thu Nov 05 2009 04:52 AM
. * * Re: TD 11 JFV25   Wed Nov 04 2009 08:20 PM
. * * Re: TD 11 rgd   Wed Nov 04 2009 08:14 PM
. * * Re: Administrative Note JFV25   Wed Nov 04 2009 08:09 PM
. * * Administrative Note Ed DunhamAdministrator   Wed Nov 04 2009 07:58 PM
. * * Re: Ida's Developmental Fast Track WeatherNut   Wed Nov 04 2009 07:54 PM
. * * Ida's Developmental Fast Track CoconutCandy   Wed Nov 04 2009 07:36 PM
. * * Re: TD 11 rgd   Wed Nov 04 2009 07:09 PM
. * * Re: TD 11 - wv LoisCane   Wed Nov 04 2009 06:58 PM
. * * Re: TD 11 MikeCAdministrator   Wed Nov 04 2009 06:46 PM
. * * Re: TD 11 JFV25   Wed Nov 04 2009 06:42 PM
. * * Re: TD 11 rgd   Wed Nov 04 2009 06:28 PM
. * * Re: TD 11 MikeCAdministrator   Wed Nov 04 2009 06:15 PM
. * * Re: TD 11 rgd   Wed Nov 04 2009 06:03 PM
. * * Re: TD 11 MikeCAdministrator   Wed Nov 04 2009 04:07 PM
. * * Re: TD 11 MikeCAdministrator   Wed Nov 04 2009 03:52 PM
. * * Re: TD 11 Bloodstar   Wed Nov 04 2009 03:42 PM
. * * Re: TD 11 Storm Hunter   Wed Nov 04 2009 03:39 PM
. * * Re: TD 11 danielwAdministrator   Wed Nov 04 2009 03:33 PM
. * * Re: Depression Likely to Develop but Maybe Short-Lived ?? Hawkeyewx   Wed Nov 04 2009 03:16 PM
. * * Depression Likely to Develop but Maybe Short-Lived ?? CoconutCandy   Wed Nov 04 2009 03:08 PM
. * * Re: TD 11 LoisCane   Wed Nov 04 2009 11:14 AM
. * * TD 11 danielwAdministrator   Wed Nov 04 2009 10:41 AM
. * * Re: Western Caribbean System Likely to Develop Hawkeyewx   Wed Nov 04 2009 10:01 AM

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