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Topic: HURRICANE CENTRAL: Storms and your Disney trip, Will Hurricanes/Storms Affect Your Trip?< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
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Posted: June 10, 2005, 11:59 am Quote

NOTE: Look to this topic to see information about any tropical storms and/or hurricanes which might be affecting your Disney travel plans, whether it concerns a Disney Cruise Line vacation (in the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, or the Pacific Ocean), driving/flying to Walt Disney World and/or Port Canaveral in Florida, or vacationing at Walt Disney World itself.
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UPDATE: August 2006
For current discussion about this 2006 hurricane season's first hurricane, Ernesto, and how it might affect WDW & Disney Cruise Line vacations, plus other Disney travel destinations, click here to jump to that part of this topic



UPDATE: May 2006
For current discussion about the 2006 hurricane season and how it might affect WDW & Disney Cruise Line vacations, click here to jump to that part of this topic



UPDATE: Sunday, October 16, 2005
Hurricane Wilma: Pay attention to the latest information from The National Hurricane Center about this storm if you live along the Gulf Coast including Florida -- and especially if you're planning a Walt Disney World or Disney Cruise Line vacation in the weeks to come.

Click here to jump to a later part of this topic on the Disney Echo for discussion about what is expected to be Hurricane Wilma.



UPDATE: Wed., Oct. 5, 2005:
An earlier storm to threaten Florida was Tammy, declared a Tropical Storm Oct. 5, 2005.



Click here to jump to the start of discussion/news about Hurricane Rita.



Not very long after bad weather from Hurricane Dennis affected travel to Walt Disney World and brought rain and winds to may Guests' WDW vacations, now Emily is becoming a very strong hurricane -- expected to be a category 3 when it hits Mexico:


Click here for details about Emily and about Hurricane Dennis and discussion about that.



Information about Tropic Storm Arlene, the first named Atlantic storm of the 2005 hurricane season, is also below.



Yoo Hoo, Disney EchoEars! :hurricane:

Well, it didn't take very long for this year's hurricane season to begin before the appearance of a tropical storm with the potential of becoming a hurricane!

Tropical Storm Arlene is in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, heading north. Even if the center of the storm does not come to WDW, the winds, rain, thunderstorms (and perhaps also a threat of tornadoes) could affect the Orlando area including Walt Disney World.

The latest word is that Tropical Storm Arlene is getting stronger and could become Hurricane Arlene before it makes landfall Saturday night (that's the predicted landfall time, anyway, but even this could change).

In addition to the information in this topic which you're reading right now, there are also current topics about 2005 hurricanes in the
Prayers & Pixie Dust forum here as well as how these tropical storms and hurricanes affect Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground here. A poll about hurricane season and how hurricanes affect WDW/Disney Cruise Line vacations can be found here.You can also use the Search button above to find all past topics about the effect of hurricanes on WDW and the Disney Cruise Line.

A hurricane watch and a tropical storm warning has been issued for the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico. A hurricane watch is in effect from the mouth of the Pearl River to Panama City, Florida.

The Pearl River flows southwest through central and southern Mississippi flowing and then south to the Gulf of Mexico. The river's lower section forms part of the Mississippi-Louisiana border. West of Picayune, Mississippi, the river forks: The East Pearl River empties into Grand Island of the Mississippi Sound while the West Pearl River flows through Louisiana.



The hurricane watch has been issued from the mouth of the Pearl River eastward to Panama City, Florida (including the Mississippi gulf coast, the Alabama gulf coast, and part of the Florida panhandle from Panama City westward).

A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 36 hours.



The tropical storm warning has been issued for the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico from Grand Isle, Louisiana to St. Marks, Florida -- including Lake Pontchartrain. Fans of "The  Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" might be interested in knowing that a tropical storm warning remains in effect for the Dry Tortugas.

A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area within the next 24 hours.



Walt Disney World (all of central and southern Florida) might get 3 to 5 inch rains with isolated heavier amounts over 7 inches over the next 24 hours. Heavy rains associated with Arlene are predicted to hit the eastern and central gulf coast by tonight. Tornadoes may occur over parts of southern Florida and the Florida Keys today.



There already has been a fatality resulting from this storm: In Miami Beach, Florida, a Russian exchange student died this morning after jumping into the ocean and ignoring warnings about the dangerous surf.

As we did last year during hurricane season, here on the Disney Echo we'll do our best to let everyone know how this season's storms and hurricanes might affect Disney vacations. EchoEars are encouraged to post replies with newer information whenever they hear it: You don't have to wait for Carol or me to post updates if you're able to do so before we are.
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Check the National Hurricane Center Tropical Prediction Center to see the National Weather Service's latest information about all hurricanes and tropical storms which might affect your Disney vacation.


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Here is information about hurricanes and weather affecting WDW, previously posted in the Disney Echo by Carol and me:

Current radar at Walt Disney World:


Current conditions:


You can know in advance of trips to Walt Disney World and Central Florida attractions what typical weather patterns are, current forecasts, and other environmental information by going to these sites.  Simply explore around and enter in the information you want more knowledge about into the various sites' search engines.  In addition when tropical disturbances threaten the Florida coast you can keep abreast of news, prevailing conditions, advisories and tips on precautions to take by following news these sites provide.  So that you'll know, hurricane season is between June 1 and November 30 each year, but the peak activity of that season will occur in August and September.  You can also search general travel information websites, use Google to query the Internet with any specific concerns, or search all-news websites (Fox News Channel, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, etc.) but official news and information will generally be posted at the websites below.  You may choose to subscribe (free) to some of these sites to remind yourself of updated weather information in advance of a trip.

The Weather Channel official website.  When there are tropical weather systems there will be obvious links on the homepage to follow events and conditions.  You can also work interactively with the site to find out weather conditions and forecasts for anywhere.  If you want to watch Weather Channel on your cable/satellite system to "feel closer" to Central Florida and monitor events, or simply watch any time of year with a specific eye to tropical storm reporting, The Weather Channel always, June 1-November 30 will have a Tropical Storm Update at :50 after each hour (ten minutes before the new hour) .  When tropical or severe weather threatens, of course on Weather Channel this will be their lead story until conditions improve. :

http://www.weather.com/

The National Weather Service official website.  Same as above:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/

National Hurricane Center subsection of National Weather Service official site.  In addition to the above you can obtain specific advisories for preparations to make.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

Individual Florida counties will have local emergency sites with specific information for locals for preparations, precautions, evacuations for low-lying areas, shelters, preparation of property, etc.

Walt Disney World is highly trained and experienced with emergency plans at the ready in case severe weather of any kind should occur to disrupt normal operations.  Your hotel and WDW Cast Members (employees) are trained to help their guests be comfortable and highly safe and protected, while at the same time securing Disney buildings and property and at the same time seeing to their personal homes' and families' safety and security.

Part of your trip planning for hurricane peak season time of year (August-September) should include planning the contingency for leaving Central Florida if you had to, just in case.  It isn't as if a hurricane hits Florida everyday for August and September, so don't think about that part of it since that is overreacting.  Instead:  Think about ease of cancellations, refunds, make-goods or "rain checks" due to weather in case you feel you want to leave, travel insurance, making sure you have adequate resources of medications and supplies with you in case you may have to ride out the storm while in Orlando and stay a few extra days while roads reopen or flights resume.  Ask about these things and think about them as you trip plan and get specific advice from who you book with (hotels, WDW Travel Co. , airport to resort transportation such as shuttles and limo services, car rental agencies, airlines, cruise lines, tours, etc. )  If you want to be confident, do this homework in advance of your trip and develop "alternate Plan B" if your original vacation plans go awry due to sudden serious weather.

Only low-lying areas need to evacuate most times.  Think about this:  Orlando to Florida residents is considered inland.  Coastal residents and low-lying area residents are the first authorities urge to evacuate to higher ground, and that is inland.  So there will be an influx of people from the coasts going inland.  If you'll be in Orlando, you are already inland!  You will be in a place others from the coast desire to be.  So be assured by this fact!  Orlando mass media cover a broad geographic area that includes the Atlantic coast about one hour away.  So mass media must report about conditions on the coast for the benefit of that part of their audience or readership.  It may seem as if "everywhere" will be inundated according to their ongoing coverage,  but get common sense working and you'll quickly realize that is not the case.  Media and authorities have a public responsibility to aid citizens to protect lives and property, and their coverage is simply part of being responsible.

Think of this:  Millions of people live where hurricanes can hit along the Gulf and Atlantic coastal states.  They take these weather disturbances seriously and responsibly but also in stride.  It's simply part of living in this part of the U.S.  "When in Rome, do as the Romans do" and simply be confident, prepare in advance of your travel what to do if your plans change, know Disney or "quality" hotels and resorts will properly instruct you what to do and when to do it and their advice for "don't worry" is based on experience, training, ongoing updated education in better techniques to care for vacationers in such a situation, and they will keep you appropriately informed.

Have fun, "weather" or not!


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Posted: June 10, 2005, 12:38 pm Quote

Yeah, "one of these days" I was planning to dig up all the 2004 hurricane season stuff Disney Echo kept track of and compile a "List of Links" so in 2005 and future years Disney travellers could refer to it, BE REASSURED and have certain knowledge of what to expect if travelling to WDW hurricane season time of year.  And dag nab it if there isn't a storm this early in the season!

Arlene will mostly affect those on east-west routes to/from Florida and those travelling on north-south routes connecting to I-10 on the Gulf Coast mostly in Alabama from/to Tennessee.

At some time within each hour Weather Channel does a Traveler's Update to show weather conditions along major Interstates as well as travel delays at airports.  Definitely at ten minutes before each hour is their Tropical Update.  If you've a WDW trip planned this weekend you'll want to watch Weather Channel, or log onto weather.com or noaa.gov and explore your way to pertinent trtavel information in advance of your trip.

I will compile the "List of Links" about hurricanes and WDW when I get the chance.  Bear with me.

Update: The list is now in the next message of this topic... Scroll down to see it.

As for us and Disney Echo:

Disney Echo operates on a computer in Salem, New Hampshire.  It's owned by a nice man, Larry Gensch, who's a computer software engineer and very good about keeping all in operational order.  He's truly the owner and head honcho of EMuck.com, the domain of this Disney Echo website. The Disney Echo/EMuck.com could go down if there is a break in Internet network affecting the Northeast U.S., it could appear to go down if there is a break in the internet network in between the Northeast U.S. and where you are located, if Larry's hard drive goes down, or if the Disney Echo forum software develops a problem (it's happened, that is how we got a Vault Disney Echo of archived posts! ) -- or some other not-usual occurance happens.

Disney Echo is managed by Rich Koster, and we live in a suburb of New Orleans, Louisiana.  Rich works in real life at a local TV station, the FOX affiliate in New Orleans, on the newscasts by doing electronic graphics.  A team of gracious and expert moderators assist with the message volume, answering questions, helping fellow Disney fans with that particular area of Disney knowledge and information, etc.  The moderators live in various parts of the U.S.  And all of us are grateful when individual Internet connections are there and operational, day after day, but sometimes it happens folks get busy, vacation, sick, or other things come up and regular participation takes a little break.  We all also gratefully pat our hard-drives on the head with praise, "Stay up, baby, stay up."  You know how it can go.

In the event of a storm, as you might imagine, the TV stations go into public service mode.  Rich will be called away to work extra hours of coverage.  Typically, depending on conditions, that is a 12-hours on/12-hours off shift until the storm conditions pass.  That might also mean he stays at the station and doesn't leave.  It could mean our son and I vamoose on evacuation travel and back again.  It all depends....

So if you don't hear from Rich or I when it's making news a storm is coming to the Central Gulf Coast, say a little prayer, but do not worry about us (we have sense to leave if things will be really bad, and Rich will be working TV station storm coverage) and do not worry about the Disney Echo 'cause it's physical location is not in the usual paths of hurricanes.  N'oreaster's yes, hurricanes no.

Hurricane season runs from June 1 - November 30 annually.  Usually the peak months are August, September and spilling into the first week or two of october.  This year 2005 however predictions are for a particularly active storm season.  Other years it's more benign.  That's Mother Nature for ya!  Bummer it's active this early, but you live down here for any length of time you aren't complacent and you know what to do to stock up and brace and be safe and protected, it's just a bummer to do it.

Until I get around to that List of Links, you can "Search" this site for postings between mid-August 2004 through mid-October 2004 with keywords about hurricanes or the individual names of the storms last year.  Start from any posting #1 and go through to the end of that Subject: .  What I hope you'll find and be reassured about, if you've got a WDW trip planned in hurricane season, is that the buildings at WDW are strong, are regarded by the locals as THE place to be due to their strength and location inland from the coasts, that WDW takes guest safety seriously and will see to your safety and comfort IF you follow their specific instructions.  Disney will close the campground and urge campers to shelter at the resorts or to leave the area.  You will not go hungry, the resort TVs have entertaining shows to help distract you, most of the resorts effectively communicate with guests in writing IF you take the time to read these letters or know in advance to look for them.  Those posting following these 2004 hurricane experiences have praised Disney very much for their compassionate and professional handling of their needs when sheltering at the resorts.

If you are concerned about a trip you've booked with Disney, you can find in these past thread how Disney handles the situation if a storm is approaching.

You may want to get a scenario, now, of what you'd do if you preferred to leave Disney in case a tropical system approached.  Know at the time you book airline tickets, car rentals, airport-resort-airport shuttles and town cars, hotels, tours, tickets, show reservations and tickets, etc. about cancellation due to weather so you know in advance what to expect.  At some point if a severe weather system is approaching Orlando Airport WILL close, and it is NOT a shelter, until the storm danger is safely passed.  There will  be Interstate traffic flow from one place to the other to accomodate people evacuating from the coasts inland to Orlando which may involve "contraflow", that is, using all lanes no matter which direction they are meant to go to accomodate traffic in or out of an area evacuating.  Also, if you are on Disney Cruise Line you should know during hurricane season what to expect.  If you think travel insurance would protect you in some of this scenario by all means check it out for your own peace of mind.  If you book with a good experienced travel agent that person can assist you with booking with assurances of refunds or rain checks if you have to face an unexpected tropical weather system at WDW.  

The info exists here on Disney Echo, it's a matter of hitting "Search" and reading through threads.  When I get the chance, I'll help with gathering it.  It's such a good resource.

Calm down a bit and think:  WDW has existed in Florida for literally decades.  It fared amazingly well last Summer 2004 with all those storms hitting Florida and criss-crossing part of Central Florida.  Millions of people have visited WDW since it opened in the early 1970s, including during the hurricane season months and have happy memories.  Many were there during the August-October busy hurricane season and posted online they had positive experiences being sheltered at WDW resorts.  If you build into your travel planning about what to do if serious weather affects your trip, you'll be doing a wise and prudent thing and you will enhance your enjoyment of WDW accordingly.  With knowledge comes confidence, and with confidence comes sure direction.  Gain the knowledge.

Wishing all along the Gulf Coast much luck this weekend.
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Posted: June 10, 2005, 12:48 pm Quote

Quote (CarolKoster @ June 10, 2005 11:38 am/pm)
I will compile the "List of Links" about hurricanes and WDW when I get the chance.

You don't have to, Carol. I found an earlier post of yours with those links, and here is the information you provided:

In addition to the official links above, you can follow local Central Florida weather coverage, particularly of hurricanes, freezes or extreme weather events by going to the following links. Remember to scroll down and down and down if you have to or otherwise use interactive search engines on these sites. Look for headlines having to do with "tourism industry" or "Disney" or "Walt Disney World" or "theme parks" or "hotels" or anything related to Central Florida tourism, Walt Disney World and the weather. Even if you are visiting Orlando and simply want to know the weather, you can view local weather forecast information through these links.

WFLF AM 540  News Talk:

http://www.540wfla.com/main.html

WDBO AM 580  News, Weather & Traffic:

http://580wdbo.com/

Orlando Business Journal:

http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/

Orlando Sentinel, You will have to join to read articles, but it's free of charge. :

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/  

WESH-TV Channel 2  NBC:  

http://www.wesh.com/index.html

WKMG-TV Channel 6  CBS:  

http://www.local6.com/index.html

WFTV-TV Channel 9  ABC:

http://www.wftv.com/index.html

WOFL-TV Channel 35  Fox:

http://www.wofl.com/



Jbrowna has this information to offer about WDW preparations under hurricane conditions, I hope this reassures anyone needing the information.

http://new.disneyecho.emuck.com/cgi-bin....9;st=10



These are the counties where Walt Disney World Properties are.  Be willing, site by site, to use serach engines or scroll or click around to find information.

ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA Office of Emergency Management
Hurricane Preparedness Page
Click on links to learn about hurricanes and what to do before and after one:

http://www.ocoem.com/9_99/all_hazards/Hurricane/Hurricane.htm

OSCEOLA COUNTY, FLORIDA

Frequently Asked Questions Page:

http://www.osceola.org/index.c....AQ

Supply kit contents should be:

http://www.osceola.org/index.c....Prepare

Links to .pdf files of local maps to download of Central Florida, Kissimmee and Osceola County:

http://www.osceola.org/index.c....s

Emergency services standard operating procedures links:

http://www.osceola.org/index.c....ES_ESOP

CITY OF ORLANDO, Home page will have links to specific weather emergency information and Frequently Asked Questions:

http://www.ci.orlando.fl.us/

CITY OF KISSIMMEE Home page will feature links to emergency announcements:

http://www.kissimmee.org/

STATE OF FLORIDA Family Preparedness Guide in .pdf format, full color, choose language:

http://www.myflorida.com/myflorida/family_prepare_guide.html

STATE OF FLORIDA home page, use site's search engine to go to specific areas of concern:

http://www.myflorida.com/

ORLANDO TRAFFIC Information:

http://www.traffic.com/Orlando-Traffic/Orlando-Traffic-Reports.html

http://www.wftv.com/traffic/index.html

Link to highway information and road closures:

http://www.dot.state.fl.us/publicinformationoffice/trafficwarnings.htm



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I dont know how many of you have Weatherbug on your PC http://www.weatherbug.com/ but one of the sites you can get live weather from is the top of the CRT and they have another at the top of the Dolphin (that one also has a webcam that is pointed at the top of Spaceship Earth.


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Port Canaveral is home port to Disney Cruise Line's Disney Magic and Disney Wonder cruise ships (but the Disney Magic is temporarliy based out of California this summer for the special 50th Anniversary Celebration) and you can check out the official Port Canaveral website here:

http://www.portcanaveral.org/

Last year that website was offering a live webcam showing the cruise ship activity at Port Canaveral, but I don't see that webcam this year.


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Posted: June 10, 2005, 3:23 pm Quote

Actually, Rich, what I had in mind was a list of links to threads here on Disney Echo having to do with each of the 2004 named storms that affected Florida and Central Florida/WDW or the Disney Cruise Line and Castaway Cay.  I had in mind that people look up real postings from real people right here on Disney Echo:  The preps, the precautions, the concerns, how it actually went, photos, testimonials, clean up after the storms, etc.

In that way people will see the process of a storm, and then how it actually resolves.  Knowing a beginning, middle and end can help people cope and plan, can help inform and reassure.

But Disney Echo members and readers:  The above is VERY useful!  Hanging out on official media websites, you hear how the locals are hearing news.  It's more in-depth than Weather Channel and CNN or Fox News or MSNBC.  If you have a street map of Orlando or Central Florida you can follow along with what the locals are really being told just by reading the Orlando Sentinel website or WESH-TV's or whatever's website down there.  You won't hear tourism public relations hype.  If you have a relative vacationing in Florida, or a son or daughter in the WDW College Program, you will be getting the same info your loved ones are.  Sometimes if the power holds out and their generators are working you can watch local TV from Central Florida right there on that station's website via streaming audio and video.  If you want reassurance and good information, clicking on the media links above is a good way to do that.
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Another perspective and reassurance thing for you:  Go zen for a minute and think about extreme weather situations where you live, in your home town.  What seasons of the year do those occur?  If a friend or family member were to visit you at that time of year but expressed "weather concerns" for the predominant weather that time of year, how would you inform and reassure that person or family?  What should they pack?  What should they anticipate before paying for airline tickets or hotels, etc.?  If they already paid money and had to cancel due to extreme weather, what would you advise them?  If the airport were to close due to extreme weather, what would you advise them?  What local precautions would be taken to shelter and feed visitors where you live?  What about if in hotels where you live?  What about if having to drive around where you live, what media should they tune to, what's the traffic like, what should they know if hitting the road and severe weather were approaching as they came to see you?

Then take those reassuring but informing sort of answers you'd tell a visiting friend or loved one, apply it to a travel situation to WDW during hurricane season, and take a few extra steps to learn what to do re: WDW vs. home and there ya go!  Not as simplistic or frivolous as it may sound, but you can reassure yourself and direct yourself pretty well if you identify with your own local extreme weather and go accordingly to WDW.  You get the general idea.
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Quote (CarolKoster @ June 10, 2005 14:23 am/pm)
Actually, Rich, what I had in mind was a list of links to threads here on Disney Echo having to do with each of the 2004 named storms that affected Florida and Central Florida/WDW or the Disney Cruise Line and Castaway Cay.

Oh! In that case, the best way to do this, EchoEars, is to click on the "Search" button above, enter hurricane in the text entry box to the right of where it shows "Search Keywords," have the type of search set for "Posts and or topic titles,"  select "all open forums," have it search in all titles and posts from "the beginning" and newer, and then click the grey "Search!" button below that and let the Disney Echo search for you... Soon thereafter you'll see the result in quite a long list!

That method will give you an up-to-date list, including which forum the topics appeared (making it easy to find Disney Cruise Line/Castaway Cay-related and Fort Wilderness Resort-related ones as well as other hurricane-related topics). No need for Carol to take time away from other things when the forum software can search like this for any EchoEar who'd like to see what you suggest.
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And don't forget that you can also search (using the same method as above) in the Vault: Disney Echo archives where even more Disney hurricane-related discussion can be found!
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:hurricane: Tropical Storm Arlene could strengthen to become a hurricane (“Hurricane Arlene”) before hitting land tomorrow, according to the National Hurricane Center!

Their 5 pm EDT advisory shows large portions of Florida getting drenched by Arlene as it travels to the northern gulf coast.

Bob Breck is the chief meteorologist at FOX 8 in New Orleans and he expects Arlene to hit the coast around 1 pm on Saturday near Pensacola, Florida

The tropical storm warning has been extended eastward along the northern gulf coast from St. Marks, Florida, to Steinhatchee River, Florida...and the hurricane watch has been extended eastward to Indian Pass, Florida.

A tropical storm warning is now in effect for the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico from Grand Isle, Louisiana to Steinhatchee River, Florida...including the city of New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain to its north.

A hurricane watch is now in effect from the mouth of the Pearl River to Indian Pass, Florida.

And Captain Jack Sparrow, you’re not in the clear yet because a tropical storm warning remains in effect for the Dry Tortugas. So keep a weather eye, mate!
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At 5 pm the tropical storm watch from west of Grand Isle, Louisiana to Morgan City, Louisiana was ended.

At 5 pm EDT the poorly-defined center of Tropical Storm Arlene was located near latitude 25.7 north... Longitude 85.2 west or about 335 miles southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River and about 345 miles south-southeast of Pensacola, Florida.

The forward speed has increased...and Arlene is now moving just west of due north near 17 mph. A gradual turn toward the north-northwest is expected during the next 24 hours. On this track...the center of Arlene will be approaching the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico tomorrow. Arlene is a large Tropical Storm and most of the associated rain and winds will arrive much earlier than the center.

Data from an air force reconnaissance aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph -- with higher gusts. More strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours and it is possible that Arlene could reach hurricane Strength before landfall.

An intermediate advisory will be issued by the National Hurricane Center at 8 pm EDT followed by the next complete advisory at 11 pm
EDT.


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Posted: June 10, 2005, 10:29 pm Quote

The 8 pm EDT advisory showed Arlene becoming better organized as it continues to move closer to the northern gulf coast -- and the National Hurricane Center still stresses that Arlene could become a hurricane by Saturday.

Our FOX 8 meteorologist, Bob Breck, thinks Arlene perhaps is moving a little bit more westward (i.e., towards the New Orleans area) than had been predicted before... There's still really no chance that it will come into the New Orleans area, though, based on how it has been moving.

Coordinates: 26.4 N, 85.6 W moving WDW at 18 mph


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