Shortly before 22Z today, an aircraft recon mission into Dennis warranted upgrading it to a hurricane, the first of the season. Maximum sustained winds are 70kts and MSLP is 985mb. The satellite presentation is improving hour by hour, so further intensification is certainly to be expected. Hurricane Dennis will be affecting Jamaica tomorrow morning, then western Cuba on Friday afternoon. The trek across the Gulf will take a couple days, so the northern Gulf coast residents should still be prepared for Sunday/Monday landfall.Please visit my tropical Atlantic headquarters.
06 July 2005
Dennis becomes first hurricane...
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