UPDATE: New blog entries are available regarding "The Last House Standing" (which has additional photos) and "Google Earth Damage Vlog: Before & After." The NWS has added additional links on their Ike page, probably the most interesting is the Ike Wind Analyses page by NOAA, a sample of that site is shown below.
WIND SPEEDS DURING HURRICANE IKE (NOAA)
ORIGINAL BLOG ENTRY:
I know those of you outside of the area affected by Ike are probably tired of hearing about it on my blog. But hey, it was an incredible storm, and caused the largest U.S. weather-related power outage in 15 years (so I say, leave me a comment on yesterday's entry if I'm wrong).
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A beachfront home stands among the debris in Gilchrist, Texas on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 after Hurricane Ike hit the area. Ike was the first major storm to directly hit a major U.S. metro area since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005. (AP Photo/Pool, Smiley N. Pool)
So after this morning, I will be moving on, and further updates will mostly be posted to "J's Breaking Weather News" at right. Here are some final links:
I will also be providing some long loops of Ike's history via radar and satellite, but it will take me a couple of days to gather. I will add them here when I'm done.
PHOTOS & VIDEOS:
A washed out bridge is seen in this aerial view Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 in Gilchrist, Texas after Hurricane Ike hit. Ike was the first major storm to directly hit a major U.S. metro area since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, Pool)
Here are a couple other incredible, late-breaking photos from Hurricane Ike. Note this first one was a day before the storm hit! The surge that preceeded the storm had already overwashed the island.
Fire destroys homes along the beach on Galveston Island, Texas as Hurricane Ike approaches Friday, Sept. 12, 2008. A massive Hurricane Ike sent white waves crashing over a seawall and tossed a disabled 584-foot freighter in rough water as it steamed toward Texas Friday, threatening to devastate coastal towns and batter America's fourth-largest city.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
A mud and sand covered car, a result of Hurricane Ike, is seen in Crystal Beach, Texas, on the Bolivar Peninsula, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
A home destroyed by Hurricane Ike is shown in this aerial view Monday, Sept. 15, 2008 in Crystal Beach, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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