Just Move Already, Dennis...
11:06 PM EDT - 26 August 1999
The forecast track is shifting west. According to the Hurricane Center, people from Georgia through the Carolina's must be on guard. What does this mean for Florida? A very close brush with Dennis is possible. On the other hand, it isn't gaining strength right now, so it probably will remain a category 1 or 2 hurricane.
Dennis, however, is still not moving much. Very maddening to everyone tracking, I know. But the latest GFDL model run do move it quite a bit west of its last run.
Folks along Florida must continue vigil on the system.
Because not much has changed in foward movement, and the fact that Dennis was looking sick earlier, there just isn't much more to add than what was being said in the previous days. Feel free to comment, also feel free to prepare. Dennis' future track is one of the more difficult ones to tack down, so don't let yourself think any possibilty is out of the question. A good rule of thumb is (from past history), when it gets due EAST of Cape Canaveral (or Daytona Beach, FL) it will pass us by to the north. That assumes it continues to move in a northerly direction. Until that happens, do not put your guard down.
For East Central Florida residents and guests looking for more information such as Evacuation Routes and Planning tips see the following pages: [Brevard] [Volusia] [Flagler] [Indian River] [Inland] [News Media]
These have links to the county sites which gives evacuation information and shelter locations.
Also our links page has links to other county EM pages.
For more information on Cindy see the Current Storm Spotlight for Cindy.
For more information on Dennis see the Current Storm Spotlight for Dennis.
For more information on Emily see the Current Storm Spotlight for Emily.
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.