CFHC Talkback For News Story #89:
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Dennis Sits. Nothing Else.
06:28 AM EDT - 02 September 1999

Today we see Dennis just where it was yesterday.

It has not moved, and looks like it may continue to do so. Interestingly enough Dennis looks more like an extratropical Nor'easter now than a tropical storm. But even then it does still have little hints of its tropical nature. There is just nothing new to say on it.

The area in the Southeast Gulf is gone, and there isn't much else to mention in the Atlantic moment. So we may get a break. However we still have not reached the climatological peak (Sept 15) so it's definitely not over.

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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Is Dennis Moving Again? (#1)
Posted by: Colleen Location: Lakeland Florida
Posted On 11:45AM 02-Sep-1999 with id (RPUNQXXNQYSNQUS*)

I have been watching the loops and it looks to me as though Dennis is beginning to move again ..maybe to the south or west-south-west. It also looks as though Dennis is beginning to fire up a little bit. Anyone?

Dennis Move (#2)
Posted by: Steve Hirschberger Location: Palm Bay
Posted On 01:05PM 02-Sep-1999 with id (QSRNRRXNWPNQX*)

Yes, it looks like Dennis is beginning to move a bit to the WSW. Convection is wrapping around (trying)also. The TPC Discussion says that Anti-cyclone to his west has been blocking movement, but it appears as if he is making a westward move. Keep watching, as the models move it a little faster to the southwest after 36 hours.

Dennis (#3)
Posted by: Colleen Location: Lakeland, Florida
Posted On 01:15PM 02-Sep-1999 with id (QURNQVSNRPQNQXY*)

Thanks, Steve. The Weather Channel is insisting on saying it's "dying out". I don't buy it. By the way, which models are moving it towards Florida? One of our Tampa Bay area forecasters who has been insisting it won't bother Florida is now backing off of that statement. Also, if anyone has time, could you let me know how to read which way it's moving (you know, like 316/6) I am not sure how to read direction like that...only if someone has time. Thanks!!!!

Dennis; Wave (#4)
Posted by: Steve Hirschberger Location: Palm Bay FL
Posted On 11:36PM 02-Sep-1999 with id (QURNQVSNRPWNVW*)

Dennis moving to the SW and we can wager on where it might go. NHC says Wilmington in 3 days if it continues to drift to the SW, W, then NW. Boy ain't the weather in Carolina grand! But we'll have to see where it ends up. A lot can happen in 72 hours. Seems like it may go further south than 33.5 N, with the MRF still showing it off shore northeast of FL, intensifying then heading back toward SC/NC. Don't feel it will go that far south but we'll see. I think its time for Dennis to shove off! Another very strong wave coming off Africa again--we'll see if this one holds together. Strong cyclonic convection currently associated with it. Colleen, to answer your earlier question the 210/06 represents the 210 degrees in a circle (360-degrees) and the /06 storm movement in knots. For example, if you're given 90/06 its heading due east at about 7 mph., 180 is due south 270 due west, 280 just north of due west etc. Anyhow, we'll watch Dennis crawl around for a few more days and see if anything develops in the atlantic. Cheers.

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