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Hurricane Sally lands on the same spot as Alabama's last hurricane 16 years ago

September 16, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Hurricane Sally made landfall Wednesday morning, exactly 16 years to the day and almost to the hour when Hurricane Ivan made landfall in 2004.

(CNN)Hurricane Sally made landfall Wednesday morning, exactly 16 years to the day and almost to the hour when Hurricane Ivan made landfall in 2004.

Their distances were only about 15 miles apart, and both made landfall early in the morning only about 3 hours apart -- Ivan at 3 a. m. and Sally shortly before 6 a. m. Ivan was a bit stronger, making landfall as a Category 3 storm with sustained winds of 120 mph.

Ivan's track was slightly west and north of Sally, but still impacted many of the same states: Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina (in addition to Tennessee and Virginia).

"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.

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