CFHC Talkback For News Story #68:
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09:01 PM EDT - 21 August 1999

Request for Help: from
Jim William's Hurricane City @
: HURRICANE BRET COVERAGE!!.5:30PM sat aug 21st due to Bret's slow movement we will not broadcast live until Bret begins moving towards the coast.We will try to have some simulcasts of radio stations in Texas but resources are low in southern texas so we will do our best.If you live in southern Texas we want to hear from you toll free 1-888-372-8890 if we do not answer leave a message & we will call you back.PLEASE call only with important info to pass on!!!
Jim does a great job, and if you can help him out the rest of us would be most greatful.

Hurricane Bret is now a MAJOR CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE. CAPABLE OF EXTREME DAMAGE. People in TEXAS should Prepare, and other folks in the Gulf need to watch it VERY CLOSELY.

Still moving North, and still unsure the exact point of Landfall. Texas is most likely.

Pressures down to 655 MB and STILL STRENGTHENING.

More to Come

Minor Update: 9:19PM EDT: Other than Bret, Cindy still is moving west and the Wave Northeast of the Leeward Islands is starting to intensify, and may be TD#5 by tomorrow. We'll need to watch them all closely.

If you know of any media links (Real Audio/Video) to media located in the strike zone please share that with us.

A link to a Very Nice picture of Bret.

Brownsville, TX Public Library Live WebCam
For more information on Cindy see the Current Storm Spotlight for Cindy.
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 -- Daytime Only) [N.A. infrared] (infrared), and [N.A. water vapor] (water vapor)--Nasa source.

- [jc]

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bret. cindy, leewards (#1)
Posted by: steve hirscberger
Posted On 10:04PM 21-Aug-1999 with id (QURNQVSNRPQNUY*)

Bret's looking scary, satellite loops still show him heading due north..they better take this one real serious down there. cindi looks ragged, may keep it moving west longer than expected, but whats real interested for folks along the florida and southeast coast is the wave approaching the NE carribean. looks like the MRF may have called this one right. convection continues to build despite nighttime and a circulation seems evident. We'll need to watch this closely as the trough over north florida washes out and high pressure builds across the western atlantic. this system may be in the bahamas by tuesday night. i'm no expert, but i've been watching this during the day and its looking more impressive by the hour. what are the models currently saying about this one? In the meantime i feel for the people in Texas, we'll say a prayer 2-night for them.

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