Loc: Orlando, FL
Ernesto Nearing Landfall Overnight
Tue Aug 29 2006 07:05 PM
Ernesto, according to recon reports, has still not made landfall, and has held steady at 45MPH. Some of the warnings for the west coast have been dropped, and the storm itself is nearing landfall, moving slower to the north northwest.
All hurricane watches for Florida have been dropped. Ernesto has not strengthened.
Tropical Storm warnings remain.
Tropical Storm Ernesto is currently in the Florida straits, maintaining 45mph winds, and has basically missed the opportunity today to strengthen all that much, it will cross into the southern tip of the state overnight and move through the middle of the state during the day exiting near New Smyrna Beach on the eastern shore, eventually heading toward the Carolinas.
In fact a hurricane watch has been issued for the east coast from north of Altamaha sound, Georgia to Cape Fear in North Carolina.
Ernesto will be primarily a rain event, some windy gusts will be felt and the threat for small isolated tornadoes may occur as the system gets closer. There will be sporadic power outages and those in its path will experience a poor day tomorow, but nothing all that bad other than lots of rain and gusty conditions.
Thankfully ernesto was kept in check by Hati and Cuba, keeping it from gaining too much on us.
Outside of Ernesto, you can find two waves in the Atlantic, one in the far east which has a chance over the next several days to develop more, but would be slow in doing so. Another area of low pressure west of that also has a slight chance.
Do you know of evacuations or closures for schools, business, shelters, ports, governments, etc? Let everyone know here
Report Ernesto related weather conditions /damage in your area here
Looking for someone? Have Travel plans somewhere affected by ernesto? Ask here.
To keep things less cluttered, any of these asked on the main board will be moved/graveyarded. So use the above links please.
Also, flhurricane is now making a Long Term radar recording of Ernesto and a Level 3 radar recording of Ernesto.
Beyond Ernesto, there is a strong wave in the eastern Atlantic that has a chance to become a depression in the next few days.
Event Related Links
Cuban Radar near Ernesto
StormCarib - Reports from the Caribbean Islands
Caribbean Weather Observations
Recon Report Map Plot
Guantanamo Bay Radar
Florida Keys Long Range Radar Loop
Tampa, FL Long Range Radar Loop
Miami, FL Long Range Radar
Melbourne, FL Long Range Radar
Jacksonville, FL Long Range Radar
Talahassee, FL Long Range Radar Loop
Emergency Management/County info
East Coast Florida Coutny Websites (South to North along the East Coast)
Miami-Date County, FL
Broward County, FL (Ft. Lauderdale)
Palm Beach County, FL
Martin County, FL
St. Lucie County, FL
Indian River County, FL (Vero Beach)
Brevard County, FL
Volusia County, FL (Daytona Beach)
Flagler County, FL
St. Johns County, FL (St. Augustine)
Duval County, FL (Jacksonville)
[Nassau County, FL
West Coast Florida County Websites (South to North along the West Coast):
Monroe County Emergency Management (Florida Keys)
Collier County, FL (Naples)
Lee County, FL (Ft. Myers)
Charlotte County, FL
Sarasota County, FL
Manatee County, FL
Pinellas County, FL (St. Petersburg)
Hillsborough County, FL (Tampa)
Paso County, FL
Hernando County, FL
Citrus County, FL
Levy County, FL
Other Florida County Emergency Management Websites
State of Florida Division of Emergency Management/floridadisaster.org
Forecast Discussions for (Show All Locations):
Miami, Key West,
"Spaghetti" style model plots from Colorado State / Jonathan Vigh
St. Petersburg Times (Tampabay.com)
Florida Today (Brevard County)
Palm Beach Post
Daytona Beach News Journal
News Press (Southwest Florida)
Storm Animation of what a storm passing just north of Tampa would do to Tampa Bay
Web based Video and Audio
Many websites require realplayer for video and audio, you can get real player here or an alternative real media player here (Ie WinXp64)
Jim Williams, from Hurricane City and West Palm Beach, will be doing his live audio show Monday - Wednesday every night as Ernesto approaches on hurricanecity. Listen here He usually starts at 8PM eastern and runs until the 11PM advisory comes out.
Marc Sudduth over at hurricanetrack.com is usually on the road heading toward the storms to provide reports and video and data from the storms. see some of his live streaming video and audio here
Hurricanenow - Former CNN hurricane Reporter Jeff Flock reports from the storm with video updates and live streaming
Weathervine.com storm chasers/video/audio
radioNHCWX (not affiliated with the real NHC)
Reply and let us know of other links.
Animated Skeetobite Model Plot
Animated Model Plot
SFWMD Model Plot
More model runs on Ernesto from Jonathan Vigh's page
Google Map Plot of Ernesto
RAMSDIS storm relative satelliteloop
Visible Satellite Floater
Animated Floater with overlays
More Satellite Images of Ernesto