Hurricane Frances, as of the 8am NHC and NWS updates, has weakened to a Category 3 storm. Most of the computer models forecast an increase in strength and intensity over the next 24 hours as she (although personally, I think its a HE, but whatever) moves excrutiatingly closer to land.
Slams expected to be affected by Frances: Ft Laud., Miami, Delray, Orlando, Winterpark, Jacksonville, Tampa, possibly Pensacola., or if you prefer: EVERY SLAM IN OUR STATE. The storm is estimated to be about 400 miles wide from top to bottom. I-95, I-75 are clogged with evacuating cars.
Of course, Orlando and Winterpark are a pretty inconspicuous target for this storm: two areas that are still recovering from Charley. Here in Delray, we're a little concerned about our venue: Dada is arestaurant within an old florida home, like, turn of the century old.
At 8am, West Palm Beach (20 miles north of Delray) leads the state in terms of strike probabilities, but that's most likely due to the fact that most of the forecast tracks have the center of Frances moving to just offshore Palm Beach County and then turning more Northwest and coming ashore slightlly north of us.
Thanks for your prayers.
We are just waiting this thing out right now.
I'll post another update later.