Monday, August 20, 2007

Dean is a Cat 5 Hurricane!

Just in from the NHC:
"HURRICANE DEAN TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE NWS TPC/
NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042007 835 PM
AST MON AUG 20 2007

DATA FROM THE AIR FORCE RESERVE
HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING
HURRICANE DEAN INDICATE THAT MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO 160 MPHMAKING DEAN A
POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC CATEGORY FIVE HURRICANE
ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE SCALE.
$$ FORECASTER KNABB"

The minimum central pressure has dropped to 914 mb. That makes Dean the 10th strongest hurricane in Atlantic Basin history!

2 comments:

Rick said...

Cancel Christmas...This thing is really going to rearrange the landscape.

Dewdrop said...

God be with them...