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July 10, 2005

Hurricane Dennis central pressure way up - updated

Despite the fact that the convection is looking much more symetric and the eye is tighening, the central pressure in Hurricane Dennis was just reported as 937 mb by the latest recon. Could this be a sign of weakening? I am awaiting more reports to be sure. This would be consistent with the cooler water temperatures below.

UPDATE: Look for severe storm surge in the Pensacola area but be aware of the possibility of a westward jog towards Mobile. Should such a job occur, the storm surge in Mobile would be devastating. Otherwise, look for the worst surge to strike from Pensacola to Ft Walton Beach. Hurricane Dennis picking up forward speed and this should help to prevent much additional weaking before landfall. My best guess is that we will see landfall with sustained winds around 130 mph.
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