The tracks of the storm are also very similar
After landfall, the tracks of the storms also bear very close similarities.
Sally is expected to slowly push through Georgia and the Carolinas before tracking into the Atlantic Ocean.
Ivan’s track was slightly west and north of Sally, but still impacted many of the same states: Alabama, Georgia, Carolina del Sur, and North Carolina (in addition to Tennessee and Virginia).
Desde allí, Ivan’s track gets a little crazy.
Ivan pushed out into the Atlantic Ocean before diving south and crossing back over southern Florida and into the Gulf of Mexico.
Finalmente, Ivan made another landfall near Cameron, Louisiana as a tropical depression on September 23.
Por ahora, Sally’s track just has the storm going out into the Atlantic Ocean this Friday as a post-tropical depression, prior to dissipating.
There is one difference though
One difference between the two hurricanes is the speed.
For about three days, Sally barely moved faster than a turtle.
At landfall, Sally was only moving at 2 mph; sea turtles as well as the average human walk at around 3-4 mph.
Ivan, sin embargo, was much faster with a landfall speed of around 13 mph.
That forward speed is important in terms of rainfall, as Sally was able to dump a significant amount more rain across some areas due the hurricane’s slow forward movement.
The risk of tornadoes from each hurricanmi
With Ivan there were 29 tornado reports the day before landfall, 23 tornado reports on landfall day, y 59 tornado reports the day after across five states.
A grand total of 111 tornado reports were tallied in just three days across eight states: Florida, Georgia, Carolina del Sur, Carolina del Norte, Virginia, Maryland, Pensilvania, and West Virginia.
There is a slight risk (level two out of five) for tornadoes Wednesday in Florida, Alabama, and Georgia from Sally.
“Hurricanes and tropical storms that make landfall in the Gulf of Mexico are more likely to produce tornadoes compared to storms in the Atlantic,” explains Brandon Miller, CNN meteorologist.
Note that this is less true for Texas landfalls in the Gulf — since the coastline angles more south to north like the Atlantic East Coast, rather than east to west like in the northern Gulf of Mexico coastline of Louisiana, Misisipí, Alabama, Florida Panhandle,” Miller dijo.
En otras palabras, a tropical system that landfalls in Alabama, like Sally, could produce a few more tornadoes than a landfall in say, Galveston, Texas.