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Hurricane Dennis Advisory Number 26

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HURRICANE DENNIS ADVISORY NUMBER 26
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
4 PM CDT SUN JUL 10 2005

...DENNIS MAKES LANDFALL NEAR PENSACOLA AS A CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE...

AT 4 PM CDT...2100Z...THE HURRICANE WARNING AREA HAS BEEN ADJUSTED AND NOW EXTENDS FROM THE ALABAMA/MISSISSIPPI BORDER TO DESTIN FLORIDA.

THE TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS HAVE ALSO BEEN ADJUSTED...AND NOW EXTEND FROM THE PEARL RIVER TO THE ALABAMA/MISSISSIPPI BORDER AND FROM EAST OF DESTIN TO LONGBOAT KEY FLORIDA.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

AT 4 PM CDT...2100Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE DENNIS WAS LOCATED INLAND NEAR LATITUDE 30.8 NORTH... LONGITUDE 87.2 WEST OR ABOUT 20 MILES NORTH OF PENSACOLA FLORIDA.

DENNIS IS MOVING JUST WEST OF DUE NORTH NEAR 21 MPH. A GENERAL NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD TRACK WITH SOME DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 105 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. DENNIS IS NOW A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE. DENNIS IS EXPECTED TO WEAKEN TO A TROPICAL STORM OVERNIGHT.

A FLORIDA COASTAL MONITORING PROGRAM TOWER...ON THE COAST NEAR NAVARRE BEACH FLORIDA...REPORTED SUSTAINED WINDS OF 99 MPH...WITH GUSTS TO 121 MPH...NEAR THE TIME OF LANDFALL.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 25 MILES FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 230 MILES...MAINLY TO THE SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 950 MB...28.05 INCHES.

STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 10 TO 15 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS... ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...IS LIKELY STILL OCCURRING NEAR AND JUST TO THE EAST OF WHERE THE CENTER OF DENNIS MADE LANDFALL. A STORM SURGE OF 4 TO 6 FEET IS LIKELY STILL OCCURRING ELSEWHERE TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER.

DENNIS IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ALONG AND NEAR THE TRACK ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN STATES INTO THE LOWER OHIO VALLEY OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. ISOLATED MAXIMUM RAINFALL AMOUNTS NEAR 12 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN ASSOCIATION WITH DENNIS.

ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE TODAY OVER CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN ALABAMA...CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN GEORGIA...AND NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHWESTERN FLORIDA.

REPEATING THE 4 PM CDT POSITION...30.8 N... 87.2 W. MOVEMENT TOWARD...NORTH NEAR 21 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...105 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 950 MB.

INTERMEDIATE ADVISORIES WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT 6 PM CDT AND 8 PM CDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 10 PM CDT.

FORECASTER FRANKLIN