TCOTD – Typhoon Ivan – Oct. 17

October 17
1997 IVAN 160 knots in the Western North Pacific

This is the first repeat name. We had a Hurricane Ivan back in September. And another IVAN is on the way. Can you guess when?

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Statistics and Rankings
Global rank (of 3248) Basin rank (of 1012) Yearly rank (of 105)
Lifetime Maximum Wind (knots) 160 6 4 3
Lifetime Minimum Pressure (mb) 922 659 110 20
ACE (103 knots2) 218.30 143 63 11
PDI (105 knots3) 183.22 145 60 11
Duration (days) 17.25 111 51 11
TC Days (days) 12.50 114 35 8
Hurricane Days (days) 5.25 315 139 16
Distance Traversed (km) 10272. 37 21 5

IBTrACS Storm ID: 1997283N07177


About K Knapp

I am a meteorologist at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC. My research interests include using satellite data to observe hurricanes, clouds, and other climate variables. *******Disclaimer******* The opinions expressed in these blogs are mine only. They do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of NOAA, Department of Commerce, or the US Government.

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