CFHC Talkback For News Story #62:
Newest Talkback: 12:29 AM 08-21 EDT

Hurricane Bret has Formed... Moving North.
10:44 PM EDT - 20 August 1999

We have Hurricane Bret now. And continued strengthening is expected

Track is still uncertain. I probably don't have to write this, but people in Texas and North Mexico should be watching this one like a hawk. People in these areas should go over preperations now in case watches/warnings get thrown up.

More tomorrow...

For more information on TD#4 see the
Current Storm Spotlight for TD#4.
For more information on BRET see the Current Storm Spotlight for Bret.
Some Forecast models: (NGM, AVN, MRF, ECMWF, ETA)
DoD weather models (NOGAPS, AVN, MRF)
Weather Channel Caribbean Sat Image
Intellicast Caribbean IR Loop
Intellicast Atlantic IR Loop

More Sat images: [N.A. visible] (visible) [N.A. infrared] (infrared), and [N.A. water vapor] (water vapor)--Nasa source.

- [mac]

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Posted by: Mike Anderson
Posted On 11:05PM 20-Aug-1999 with id (QURNQVSNRPWNVT*)

Bret has made it to hurricane status and there is nothing to stop him from going up the texas coast , Texas people should begin getting ready for a possible impact , Hurricane watch should be posted from TAMPICO to BROWNSVILLE TEXAS, some models are hinting at a possible landfall in GALVISTON, ill keep you up dated as well , Mike Anderson florida wx

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Posted by:
Mike McCauslin ( Location: Cape Canaveral
Posted On 12:29AM 21-Aug-1999 with id (RPVNRRXNRSTNV*)

At this point it is difficult to tell where Bret
is going. The computer models are scattered.
I noticed an elongation from SW to NE which
might indicate a more pronounced and continued northward drift. If I were to place a bet, I don't think it will hit Mexico. Besides Cindy, another area to watch is around 19N 51W (as of 12:00 am 8/21). Several computer models develop this wave/mid-level low into a healthy system and move it towards FL. In the past several hours, the system has been slowly flaring - maybe just a phase? As usual, the longer range models
are suspect in handling tropical systems, but it
will be interesting to watch.

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