CFHC Talkback For News Story #86:
Newest Talkback: 10:49 PM 08-30 EDT

Dennis moves Away from US, but is not over. TD#7 may form Today.
07:21 AM EDT - 30 August 1999

In the far east Atlantic, we have a tropical wave that had emerged from Africa that seems ready to develop, so we may have TD#7 to watch in the non-stop tracking season we seem to be in now.

Dennis is currently moving just north of due east and the NC coast will miss the wrath of Dennis, for now. The trough that has picked up Dennis may drop it off just offshore left to meander. Which means that the coast will have to continue to watch it even longer. For Florida, I believe we are done with Dennis, but the Northeast, and NC, VA, MD, DE,... maybe not. Depends if another system gets in fast enough to give Dennis the final kick away. Left to meander, Hurricanes are extremely unpredictable. So it won't just go away for much of the US coast. It is fairly far north now, so it won't take much to kick it off away to the north latitudes and to oblivion. A crazy track ala Gordon (1994) or Betsy (1965) is not out of the question -- but it's impossible to predict.

Right now the NC coast is getting some pretty big squalls from Dennis, so they won't be unscathed, but they missed the worst.

This one is open to a lot of speculation again.
For more information on Cindy see the
Current Storm Spotlight for Cindy.
For more information on Dennis see the Current Storm Spotlight for Dennis.
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.

- [mac]

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Dennis & The Models (#1)
Posted by:
Colleen Atwater Location: Lakeland, Florida (Hi Mary!!)
Posted On 06:27PM 30-Aug-1999 with id (QURNQVSNRPQNRPS*)

Interestingly enough, some of the models are pulling Dennis back down S or SW!! This storm really lives up to his name (Dennis the Menace, no?) I just came back from Tennessee and couldn't wait to read all the comments on Dennis and the way it must have been driving you guys crazy!! Well, I don't think Dennis is done yet!! Anything new on the wave coming off of Africa? What about the one in by Cuba

Where will Dennis go? (#2)
Posted by: Al
Posted On 10:09PM 30-Aug-1999 with id (RPXNQTNSTNRW*)

Come on all your forecasters, what will Dennis do next

Posted by: JAMIE Location: LAFITTE,LA
Posted On 10:27PM 30-Aug-1999 with id (RPYNRQTNQUQNQWX*)


Posted by: Mike Anderson
Posted On 01:00AM 31-Aug-1999 with id (QURNQVSNRQSNUT*)

Im not thinking that the wave off the African coast should do anything for the next few days , but we will have to see later in the week, as for DENNIS he has all but took the big ride to the NE, ill post later on the new wave , Mike anderson Florida wx.

Caribbean looks interesting (HI Colleen) (#5)
Posted by: mary Location: Lakeland
Posted On 05:49AM 31-Aug-1999 with id (QRNWWNQVRNQY*)

I think that the Caribbean has been building up to something the last two or three days. The models havent addressed this much- at least the ones I know about. So It looks like we will wait and see on it. However, Since Dennis has pretty much changed the ATmosphere around on the East Coast, Floyd or Gert would probably have a better chance to be born in the Caribbean. I have observed it takes about 2 weeks for the Gulf to recover from a hurricanes drawing energy away.

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