CFHC Talkback For News Story #63:
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Hurricane Watches up for Southern Texas Coast
08:12 AM EDT - 21 August 1999

Bret is on its way to becoming a major hurricane that may affect Texas. Hurricane Watches have been set up in Brownsville, up to Baffin Bay, TX down to Tuxpan, in Mexico.

NHC intensity forecasts have the storm becoming a major hurricane (category 3) with 115 Mph Winds. It could become stronger than that.

Needless to say, if you had recreation plans on the coast of South Texas, it would be a good call to cancel them now. We'll be watching. Oh, and if you are reading this from that area and haven't started making preperations. Stop reading now and get them done and plan to move if you have to when and if a warning is placed for your area.

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.

- [jc]

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Posted by: Mike Anderson
Posted On 09:23AM 21-Aug-1999 with id (RPUNQXXNQYSNQWR*)

Goodmorning getting an early start, looks like BRET will become a major hurricane as it heads off toward the texas coast, latest loop show a more west component to it's movement, this system should come very close to BROWNSVILLE but i warn that all texas coastal residents up to GALVESTION should be getting ready for this major hurricane, CINDY is doing just as i forecasted now that the shear has all but stoped, this system will also become a major hurricane in the nex day or so, models are still building a ridge in the ATLANTIC, again i warn that all residends in south florida should just keep in touch from time to time on this system as BRET is making all the headlines CINDY is still moving west, CINDY could reach hurricane status later tonight thats what in forecasting at this point, ill keep you all posted but in the event that im not on line you all need to link to this great web site , here you will get the info that you need on both systems ,thats it for now Mike

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