Floyd and More!
12:55 PM EDT - 10 September 1999
It's getting busy again. Hurricane Floyd appears to be slowly winding up, and east of Floyd there are two interesting areas that may develop in the next few days.
Models are trending more to the west again. One interesting item is that the MRF gives it a track similar to Hurricane David (1979) in the long range. But that would be for "entertainment purposes only" as the MRF (some call it the Most random forecast) can be way off on tropical systems sometimes. The GFDL still has it turning more back to the west as it approached the Bahamas, and the NOGAPS still has it going out to sea. Ie, roll the dice or throw a dart.
We'll be watching it. Good news is that it does look it will miss the Caribbean islands.
Personal Reports from the Caribbean -- Caribbean Hurricane Page
For more information on Hurricane Floyd see the Current Storm Spotlight for Hurricane Floyd.
Some Forecast models: (NGM, AVN, MRF, ECMWF, ETA)
DoD weather models (NOGAPS, AVN, MRF)
GFDL Model & Plot
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.