CFHC Talkback For News Story #94:
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TD#8 Forms in Central Atlantic
08:02 PM EDT - 07 September 1999

TD#7 moved inland, and as expected, we have a new depression in the Central Atlantic.

This depression is in a favorable environment for development and may once again move close to the US coast. Threat to Florida is minimal according to models right now, but that could change as it is quite a distance from the US currently and long range models are about worthless at this range. The islands may have to deal with it but this is up in the air also. Plenty of room for discussion. The depression is expected to strengthen at a fairly slow, but steady clip.

For more information on TD#8 see the
Current Storm Spotlight for TD#8.
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.

- [jc]

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Posted by: Mike Anderson
Posted On 02:24AM 08-Sep-1999 with id (RPUNQXXNQYSNQVQ*)

Im happy that everybody has me on there minds , and no that was not me with the

A not very scientific Comment (#2)
Posted by: mary Location: Lakeland
Posted On 07:58AM 08-Sep-1999 with id (QRNWWNQVRNYY*)

We have already experienced the media star Dennis the Menace. Now in a few more named storms we will have Harvey. For those of you who may not know. Harvey was also a media star with a James Thurber story about an invisible rabbit who was always causing calamities. Jimmy Stewart played the human and the rabbit was visible to him only and of course it made the Character Stewart played appear crazy and befuddled. Will Harvey live up to his stage personnae? Only time will tell

Did you have fun with Dennis? (#3)
Posted by: clyde w Location: orlando
Posted On 10:18AM 08-Sep-1999 with id (TNQWNRUPNU*)

I was on vacation in northern Michigan the last 2 weeks and missed out on all of the action, except for CNN. Looks like everyone had loads of fun trying to predict where that one was going (remember Gordon??) Anyway, a couple of thoughts for everyone. First, I think its too early to tell with Floyd, although I agree with Mike that not every storm is destined to hit Florida. Secondly, it's ironic that many sites, including Dr. Gray, talked about long track storms deep in the atlantic basin, and possibly passing through the Carribean, but so far only Cindy has truly been a long track storm this year. Anyone have any thoughts as to why??

Last, I found the "harvey" story amusing. Here's another. I happen to work with a Mitch, a Bret, and a Dennis. None of the other names on this or last year's lists are anyone I work with. Strange, huh? Actually, I do work with a Maria as well, so be prepared sometime in October. Just kidding of course, everyone should stay prepared with any storm that approaches the area. Talk to you all again soon!

Harvey and reminisences (#4)
Posted by: Bill Location: Tallahassee
Posted On 11:28AM 08-Sep-1999 with id (RPTNQQPNRQTNUQ*)

I always associate the Jimmy Stewart version of Harvey with hurricanes because I was watching it for the first time the evening that Hurricane Gladys (68) was striking the west coast of Florida, and then moved just south of where I lived at the time, Jax. I stayed up all night (as did some of my other weather buddies) observing. It was a neat storm because we could see the "bar" of the storm over the Gainesville area about 8pm in the evening, and it was the closest thing to a real hurricane Jax had gotten since 64 (and since too!) We had winds to about fifty and heavy, but sparse (large drops widely separated) rain. It was a weird rainfall. Then that evening the end of the storm was cleared out just like a knife cutting it as a cold front swept in. And that (except for one brief depression out by Bermuda) was that for the 68 season. (The other 'memory' of have ingrained is Bobby Kennedy being shot as TS Abby lashed Jax in June was a big rainproducer and pretty windy too, plus we got the central calm there...not an eye, but close).

All told I was thinking the other day these are the storms I have been in or was ina awatch or warning area for...
Cleo, Dora 64
Betsy 65
Alma 66
Abby, Gladys , plus over 20" from an August depression..big time flooding! 68
Agnes 72
76...hmm...can't remeber the name wothout looking at the tracking chart...brenda? moved just off the coast...lots of rain in jax
David 79
Dennis (yes, dennis!) 81...moved right over daytona where I then lived
Elena, Juan, Kate 85
Keith ...88 another 'core experience'
Gordon 94
Erin, Jerry, Opal 95
Bertha, Fran, Josephine 96
Georges, Mitch 98

And Im might have missed a few over the years that were so minor they just slip the mind!

Enough backward looking, what will this yr bring? (Already Dennis, next

pardon spelling (#5)
Posted by: Bill
Posted On 11:31AM 08-Sep-1999 with id (RPTNQQPNRQTNUQ*)

OOPS, pardon my spellling in the previous..was in a hurry and posted without checking it all!

yes, I CAN spell reminiscences!


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