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Strong System To Move Through East; Very Unsettled Hawaii and Alaska

A strong cold front will sweep through the East on Monday with lake effect snow, high winds and strong to severe thunderstorms. Meanwhile, a powerful Kona low will produce multiple hazards across Hawaii, including heavy rain and potential catastrophic flooding. Finally, a winter storm is impacting Alaska as blizzard and winter storm warnings are in effect for much of western and southern Alaska. Read More >

Visible Satellite Image of Hurricane Dennis prior to landfall Radar image of Hurricane Dennis minutes prior to landfall
Visible satellite imagery shows Hurricane Dennis bearing down on the Gulf Coast at 11:15am Sunday, just 3 hours prior to landfall. (Click to enlarge the image in a new window).
Mobile, Alabama's radar shows the eye of Hurricane Dennis just poised to make landfall near Pensacola, Florida, at 2:18pm. (Click to enlarge the image in a new window.)
Hurricane Dennis made landfall on Sunday, July 10, at 2:24pm CDT, as a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale with sustained winds of 120 mph. The storm made landfall near Pensacola Beach, Florida, before proceeding inland across southern and western Alabama, then into northeast Mississippi.

Dennis began weakening almost immediately after landfall, and weakened at an unusually fast pace before reaching the Tennessee Valley. This rapid collapse of the storm helped keep the area from experiencing more severe impacts.
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