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.