07:15 AM EDT - 15 October 1999
Hurricane watches now up for east central Florida. Irene continues to remain a cat 1 hurricane. South Florida will get a lot of rain today and some very gusty winds. Central Florida should start getting heavy rain and wind later on today and through Saturday. Hopefully Irene will not strengthen over the next 6 hours before making a landfall somewhere in southwest Florida. Watch out for tornados and flooding.
For more information on Irene, NRL Monterey Tracking Site (Navy) -- Very nice forecast track graphics.
Some Forecast models: (NGM, AVN, MRF, ECMWF, ETA)
DoD weather models (NOGAPS, AVN, MRF)
GFDL Model & Plot for Irene and for BAMB,BAMM, LBAR & A90E Models Irene
Irene Multiple Model Forecast Composite from Michael Bryson
Weather Channel Caribbean Sat Image
Intellicast Caribbean IR Loop
Intellicast Atlantic IR Loop
More Sat images:
Storm Centered imagery.
[N.A. visible] (visible -- Daytime Only) [N.A. infrared] (infrared), and [N.A. water vapor] (water vapor)--Nasa source.