FLOYD. CAT 4. 140MPH Winds...
06:04 PM EDT - 12 September 1999
Update 8:30PMModels are still have various solutions, but sometimes hurricanes this strong create their own environments. Some models tend to pull it north before landfall, but not before getting too close to Florida for comfort (effects will be felt). Others still insist on landfall. Tomorrow should be decision and prep day for folks along Florida. It will be for us. Get a good nights rest and check up on it tomorrow. Perhaps prayers will be answered and one of the more extreme to the right scenarios will hold out.
Update 8:00PMWinds now at 145Mph. We'll be updating once again at 11PM and then calling it a night. It will have to get to 156mph to become a Category 5. Pray that does not happen. The scenarios setting up could be long lasting.
Need I say more...
From the "Tropical Storm Special Update" above the posts:
HURRICANE FLOYD TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
6 PM AST SUN SEP 12 1999
LATEST REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT
SHOW THAT THE MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS IN HURRICANE FLOYD HAVE
INCREASED TO 140 MPH. THIS MAKES FLOYD
A CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE ON
THE SAFFIR/SIMPSON HURRICANE SCALE. THE HURRICANE HUNTERS ALSO
MEASURED A MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE OF 935
MB...27.61 INCHES. AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED 8 PM AST.
For East Central Florida residents and guests looking for more information such as Evacuation Routes and Planning tips see the following pages: [Brevard] [Volusia] [Flagler] [Indian River] [Inland] [News Media]
These have links to the county sites which gives evacuation information and shelter locations.
Also our links page has links to other areas in Florida -- look for the Emergency Management County pages.
For more information on Hurricane Floyd see the Current Storm Spotlight for Hurricane Floyd.
For more information on Gert see the Current Storm Spotlight for Gert.
NRL Monterey Tracking Site (Navy) -- Very nice forecast track graphics for Floyd.
Some Forecast models: (NGM, AVN, MRF, ECMWF, ETA)
DoD weather models (NOGAPS, AVN, MRF)
GFDL Model & Plot for Floyd and for Gert
Multiple Model Forecast Composite from Michael Bryson
Weather Channel Caribbean Sat Image
Intellicast Caribbean IR Loop
Intellicast Atlantic IR Loop
More Sat images:
Floyd Centered imagery.
[N.A. visible] (visible -- Daytime Only) [N.A. infrared] (infrared), and [N.A. water vapor] (water vapor)--Nasa source.