Florida is not "out of the woods". We're still in the cone of uncertainty!

The track forecast for the center of Hurricane IRENE has shifted a little farther east, but passing directly over the warm waters of the Gulf Stream will cause it to be more powerful than a storm hugging the coast. Residents along Florida’s and Georgia’s east coast should not relax their vigilance for the possibility of hurricane conditions on Friday.


  1. 1 Crystal August 22, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    I’ve lived in Jacksonville since the mid-80’s and I find it very interesting that the Hurricanes that form in the Atlantic (in the earlier part of Hurricane season) always seem to do that veer to the north east that keeps them from hitting Jacksonville. But I’ve never really heard anyone discuss what causes that. Is it the way the jet stream dips into the south over north Florida that steers the storms in that direction (making the same move that Irene seems to be making?

    • 2 geotv4 August 23, 2011 at 1:30 am

      They usually turn north when they get to the western edge of the Bermuda high. They also get help when the westerlies on the southern edge of the jet stream sinks farther south.

  2. 3 Lei August 22, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Assuming she stays to the east, how much, if any, rain can we expect?

  3. 5 persuasionpdp (@persuasionpdp) August 22, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    i pray that this stay on track three cause we can use the rain but no the wind.

  4. 7 persuasionpdp (@persuasionpdp) August 23, 2011 at 3:39 am

    now its on a different route every body prey there is nothing more powerful then that and yes we suppose to get heavy rain and stor
    m serges and like the weather experts say its not to scare no one just alert them well i wanna say to all of yall that put so much work into trying to help us thank you for all your help so i support you guys fully

  5. 8 persuasionpdp (@persuasionpdp) August 23, 2011 at 5:37 am

    would you guys please mention the people that are on the street that have no were to go please and thank you guys

    • 9 John Taylor August 23, 2011 at 6:48 pm

      Why don’t you get literate and learn how to write? If you’re going to contribute @ least learn how to write!

      • 10 geotv4 August 23, 2011 at 9:17 pm

        There was nothing else new to write. I wrote the Headline that IRENE was passing even farther to the east, the Info in the box on the map that any change for us would be updated, and I listed the only conditions based on these tracks affecting our area in the caption under the map was For us, High tides, Rough surf, Rip currents, Rains mainly offshore.

  6. 11 Jeff Sheffield August 23, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    We are coming up on the anniversary of Hurricane Dora. Always trusted you as you knew where Dora was when the NWS lost it. Thanks, through the years you have saved and influenced a great many lives. Thanks much! May God Bless

    • 12 geotv4 August 23, 2011 at 1:51 pm

      Good to hear from you. I hope we won’t have another “Dora” when you visit Jacksonville. The odds used to be that we would get a hurricane like that once in 50 years. This year is number 47. We’ve been lucky so far.

  7. 13 Jeannine J August 24, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    I was 4yrs old when Dora hit and still have some memories of it. I remember the 2004 hurricane season and was so glad channel 4 stayed on the air non stop during the worst of it. We watched on a battery operated TV and just knowing that channel 4 was watching out for us was such a comfort. Thanks George and all the channel 4 staff for always being there!!!!

    • 14 geotv4 August 25, 2011 at 2:18 am

      Jeannine, That was as bad a year that we’d ever seen here since hurricane Dora. We will continue to do our best for you whenever there’s a hurricane threat.

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