>> Monday, August 17, 2009
Claudette made landfall just after midnight Monday morning not far from Ft. Walton Beach, Florida.
Ana continues to really struggle as of Monday morning, and whatever is left of the system will head into the Gulf of Mexico later in the week.
Bill became the first hurricane of the season early Monday morning, and all indications continue to be that Bill has a good chance of becoming a major hurricane. As of Monday morning, the computer model guidance remains very consistent in largely turning Bill away before it reaches the US East coast. However, all East coast residents need to continue to monitor Bill's progress as the week unfolds.
**Please note this post was made early Monday morning and lots could change through the week.**
I will be out of pocket this week. This is the annual trip where I will unplug for the week....no email, cell phones, blogging, television, or the like. Many thanks to Bob Child for stepping in for me this week at work and the rest of the News 14 Carolina weather staff for picking up any of the slack my absence creates. Stay with the crew at News 14 Carolina for all of the latest tropical information in addition to complete coverage of our local weather.
I will be back in the weather office Monday, August 24. Have a great week!