Dennis Heading North, Gusty Winds...
06:42 PM EDT - 28 August 1999
Quick note: Cindy... Wow...
However, Dennis, the most concern to us, is moving to the northwest, and still it does not look like landfall will happen here. SC/NC more likely, if at all.
However, Dennis has been strengthening and enlarging in size, and a lot of the convection is on the western side, so we may see some rain and somewhat gusty winds. (Nothing too dangerous, though) A lot of that depends on exactly how close it reaches the coast.
I'm not ready to pinpoint landfall locations yet (For the folks up in the Carolinas...) until it has passed Florida and watches are dropped. Since the size of the storm seems to be increasing, we may have some nasty squalls come through... again resting on how close it gets. All in all, it looks like we dodged another bullet. (and least for landfall) But since watches are still up, we must remain vigilant. I was away most of the day out and about, so I was glad to return back to see that the turn north has persisted.
Quick note on Local Media coverage of this system. All in all it's been very good on all the stations, with WFTV winning out because of Bob Sheets and the explanations of various models during the newscasts by Glenn. All were great.
All we can do is wait it out for now...
During times like these, sites such as ours tend to get overloaded. And therefore I suggest getting a few links for other sites if you have not. Also if an advisory (such as strike probabilities) is not showing up correctly here, then you can look at the Storm Spotlight page to find alternate sources for the advisory text. Of course, the National Hurricane Center/Tropical Prediction Center and The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). If that fails use other links.
Bouy Report from Bouy East of KSC/Cape Canaveral.
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 areas in Florida -- look for the Emergency Management County 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.