Irene heading to the Carolina's, new system forming!
06:39 AM EDT - 17 October 1999
Irene was a minimal (cat 1) hurricane, and did you see the damage it caused on Florida’s east coast? And for those of us on the east coast of Florida think they went through Hurricane Floyd. Floyd was way off shore and Florida did not go through Floyd. Just a wake up reminder of what mother nature can do.
Irene still heading north expected to make landfall somewhere in the Carolina’s. Let’s hope it makes a more easterly turn to spear North Carolina anymore flood problems.
A tropical wave located about 500 miles east of the winward islands is moving west about 10 to 15 miles. Upper level winds may become more favorable for development in the next day or two. We will have to keep an eye on this one.
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.