Loc: Orlando, FL
Sun Jul 10 2005 05:08 PM
Dennis has made landfall as a minimal Category 3 storm, between Navarre Beach and Pensacola Beach, it is moving inland now and weakening rapidly. Strong gusty winds, some to hurricane strength may still be felt miles inland.
The landfall time was at 2:25PM CDT. There was a gust to 121 miles an hour recorded at a monitoring tower at Navarre Beach. Damage reports are sparse now, but we may get some before the night falls. The worst was to the east of the landfall point.
The National Hurricane Center predicted landfall position almost dead on, intensity wasn't too far off. Luckily the storm was in the middle of an eyewall replacement when it made landfall, which kept it from going back into strong 3 status. Similar to ivan, but slightly stronger than ivan, the core was smaller than Ivan however. Intensity was off, and in Florida's favor.
Aparantly and thankfully dry air managed to sap the system and distrupt Dennis during the eyewall replacement cycle. This weakened Dennis almost as rapidly as it strengthened yesterday.
The possibility was mentioned, but not entirely expected.
The wave in the Central Atlantic may become TD#5 in the next few days, potentially as early as late tonight.
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Event Related Links
Gulf Coast Storm Alert Network
FloridaDisaster.org - Florida Emergency Management
Monroe County/Florida Keys,
Panhandle Coastal Counties West to East
Escambia County, FL, Santa Rosa, County, Okaloosa County, FL,
Walton County, FL,
Bay County, FL, Gulf County, FL, Franklin County, FL
Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
Florida Keys Long Range Radar Loop
Tampa Bay, FL Long Range Radar
Miami, FL Long Range Radar
Melbourne, FL Long Range Radar
Tallahassee, FL Long Range Radar
Mobile, AL Long Range Radar
Eglin AFB Radar
MODIS Ultra High Resolution Dennis Satellite Images
Google Map Plot of dennis along with Ivan
High Speed Storm Relative Floater - RAMSDIS ONLINE
Animated Model Plot of Dennis
Model Plot Graphic from the South Florida Water Management District of Dennis
Dennis Spaghetti Model from boatus
Weather Underground Model Plots for Dennis
Quikskat Image of Dennis
Color Sat of Dennis
Floater Satellite (Visible) of Dennis with Storm Track Overlays
RAMSDIS high speed visible Floater of Dennis
98L/Area in Central Atlantic
Animated Model Plot of 98L
Webcams, Video, Audio
Mark Sudduth's at coastal Alabama again ready to move east or west, he has a mobile observation tower he'll be leaving along the coast when Dennis arrives - Hurricane Trak/Mark Suddth Car & Tower Cam - Live Video Stream from Mark's HIRT Tahoe HIRT Tower On the coast in Perdido Key: Conditions and Webcam
Hurricane Now - Video reports from former CNN hurrican reporter Jeff Flock - Jeff Flock Live Stream!
Hurricane City and Jim Williams do audio shows nightly around 8PM
Weathervine.com Storm Chasing
Joseph Johnston's Mobile Bay Webcam - Mobile Bay webcam recording will being the AM of the 10th here
WKRG 5 in Mobile/Pensacola i streaming live coverage
WPMI Channel 15 from Mobile Alabama - Streaming Video 10PM
Pensacola Beach Cam 2
Panama City/Destin webcams
WJHG 7 the NBC Affiliate in Panama City Beach, FL .
Police Scanner Streams
Mobile Police - Mobile, AL