Sunday, August 19, 2007

Dean approaching Jamaica..

Latest radar images from southern Cuba show the eye of Dean approaching Jamaica from the southeast. It appears that the eye is moving almost due west, which if that trend continues, will be good news for the city of Kingston as the core of the strongest winds in the vicinity of the eyewall will stay over the ocean just south of the city. There will still be very strong winds and damage to Kingston, but not as catastrophic had the eye passed over the city or just to its west. (see latest METAR obs from Kingston.) The southern coastline of Jamaica west of Kingston however may not be as lucky, as they may encounter the northern fringes of the eyewall and strongest winds. Should be interesting to see what happens over the next few hours..

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