Tropical Depression #9 and Another Little Storm
12:20 PM EDT - 11 September 1999
The busy weeks for us continue, and I've finally managed to get a chance to write a new update. We're suffering from sporadic downtimes as well. Today I will try to isolate where the problem is coming from. I may redirect the site to our local system in an attempt to track the crash bug down. (Ie the site will be slow temporarily while boundschecker is running off a dialup)
Tropical Depression #9 has formed in the Atlantic, and we will have time to monitor it later.
There is also the matter of the other storm, Floyd. Which, by all indications, is going to be trouble. Why? Well it's growing in strength and the track puts it close to Florida. Models take it in various directions. It's expected to move more toward the west later, but the GFDL now trends it toward the Carolinas, while the MRF model takes it into south Florida. As a major hurricane, this one will be yet another storm to watch like a hawk over the next few days. The Bahamas may have to deal with it also. But by no means is the track a sure thing.
We'll be adding things here and there throughout today, so keep an eye out.
For more information on Hurricane Floyd see the Current Storm Spotlight for Hurricane Floyd.
For more information on TD#9 see the Current Storm Spotlight for TD#9.
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.