Veterans Day Storm (11-14 Nov 2009)
No longer a hurricane, Tropical Storm Ida made landfall on the Gulf of Mexico Coast on November 10th. Two days later, it redeveloped as a coastal low pressure system south of Cape Hatteras and intensified. The strong pressure gradient that developed between the coastal low and a high pressure system over New England resulted in strong Northeast winds along the mid-Atlantic. The high pressure system blocked northward movement of the low resulting in three successive high tides with almost 1 m of storm surge and significant precipitation (The FRF recorded a total of 180 mm, or 7" of rainfall). The largest wave (crest to trough) measured from the FRF Waverider buoy (36°15.461N 75°35.479W, depth of 26 m) was 6.5m (21.3ft).
For a weather synopsis of the storm by the National Weather Service in Wakefield, VA along with their Public Information Statements issued during the storm (pdf report, 3 megs)
Below is a summary of the data collected by the FRF along with links to other useful Veteran's storm related information.