Friday, August 17, 2007

Dean getting mean..

Look out.. Dean is up to a category 4 and latest hurricane hunter reports estimate max winds now up to 145 mph.. just 10 mph short of Cat 5 status. And there's nothing to stop this monster from getting even stronger over the next day or so as it heads towards Jamaica. Could be a major disaster there if this thing continues on its current track. After that, Dean is forecast to track towards the Yucatan Peninsula, then out over the Gulf of Mexico before making final landfall near the Texas/Mexico border (although there is still high uncertainty where this final landfall will be) Dean will be a major newsmaker over the next week or so. Stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like Jamaica will take a direct hit from Dean on Sunday. If so, it could be Jamaica's worst hurricane disaster in a long time. From hurricane expert Jeff Master's blog..

    " Jamaica is my greatest concern. A direct hit by Dean would make it the worst hurricane strike on Jamaica for over a century. Jamaica has not received a direct hit by a Category 4 or 5 hurricane since perhaps 1832. The worst strikes of the 20th century were Category 3 Hurricane Gilbert of 1988 and Category 2 Hurricane Charlie of 1951. The Cayman Islands also have much to fear from Dean. Dean could rival Ivan as the Cayman's worst hurricane strike of the past century."