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July 09, 2005

Hurricane Dennis strengthening explosively - updated

Hurricane Dennis is showing an incredible will to grow. Just check out the latest satellite image below. The storm looks spectacular. The bottom is dropping out on its central pressure which is now down to 947 mb. Sustained winds are up to 115 mph, a category three storm. With any rapid pressure drop of this magnitude, the winds always take longer to respond. Look for Hurricane Dennis to further strengthen overnight and could easilly become a category four storm. Those people from Destin through Mississippi who have not evacuated the coastline and low-lying areas, should do so immediately. The time to prepare is almost over. This storm will be extremely dangerous when it makes landfall.
UPDATE: NHC is now forecasting Hurricane Dennis to have sustained winds of 140 mph at landfall. That would make Dennis a strong category four storm, roughly equiavlent with Charley and Andrew.
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