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Hurricane and Tropical Storm News

NOTE: Latest news is always at the top, earlier news below.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Dean, over Mexico
22nd August, 2007 19:00 News Update

At 7pm cdt the center of Tropical Storm Dean was located about 75 miles north of Mexico city. Dean is tracking to the west near 17 mph with winds of 45 mph and this motion is expected to continue until tonight. Satellite images and surface observations from Mexico indicate that Dean is rapidly weakening. Continued weakening is expected until Dean dissipates over the mountains of central Mexico tonight or early Thursday. Estimated minimum central pressure is 996 MB.

Since Dean is expected to revert to a Tropical Depression shortly, the 1600cdt map will be the final tracking map for Dean.

STATUS: Tracking Tropical Storm Dean, over Mexico
22nd August, 2007 16:00 News Update

At 4pm cdt the center of Tropical Storm Dean was located about 40 miles west of Poza Rica Mexico. Dean is tracking to the west near 17 mph with winds of 70 mph and this motion is expected to continue until tonight. Continued weakening is expected until Dean dissipates over the mountains of central Mexico tonight or early Thursday. Estimated minimum central pressure is 975 MB.

STATUS: Tracking Hurricane Dean, approaching the Mexican coast
22nd August, 2007 10:00 News Update

At 10am cdt the center of Dean was located about 95 miles north of Veracruz Mexico. Hurricane Dean is tracking to the west-northwest at 18 mph with winds of 100 mph and this motion is expected to continue until landfall. On this track Dean is expected to reach the coast of Mexico near Tuxpan early this afternoon. Dean is a category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Only a small amount of additional strengthening is likely prior to landfall. Minimum central pressure is 979 MB.

At 10am the government of Mexico has discontinued the hurricane warning east of Coatzacolcos. A hurricane warning is now in effect along the Gulf of Mexico from Coatzacolcos northward to La Cruz. Preparations in the hurricane warning area should already have been completed.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect from north of La Cruz to Bahia Algodones.

STATUS: Tracking Hurricane Dean, in the Bay of Campeche
22nd August, 2007 04:00 News

At 4am cdt the center of Dean was located about 120 miles northeast of Veracruz Mexico. Hurricane Dean is tracking to the west-northwest at 20 mph with winds of 80 mph and this motion is expected to continue for the next 24 hours. This motion should bring the center of Dean across the Gulf of Mexico later today. Dean is a category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Some strengthening is possible before landfall followed by weakening afer landfall. Minimum central pressure is 979 MB.

At 4am the government of Mexico has extended the hurricane warning along the Gulf coast of Mexico to La Cruz. A hurricane warning is now in effect along the Gulf of Mexico from south of Campeche to La Cruz. Preparations in western portion of the hurricane warning area should be rushed to completion.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect from north of La Cruz to Bahia Algodones.

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STATUS: Tracking Hurricane Dean, in the Bay of Campeche
21st August, 2007 16:00 News Update

At 4pm cdt the center of Dean was located about 60 miles west-southwest of Campeche Mexico. Hurricane Dean is tracking to the west at 20 mph with winds of 80 mph. Dean is expected to move westward or west-northwestward for the next 24 hours. On the forecast track Dean is expected to very near the coast of central Mexico during Wednesday. Dean is a category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours. The estimated minimum central pressure is 970 MB.

A hurricane warning remains in effect along the Gulf of Mexico from south of Progresso westward to Tampico. Preparations in western portion of the hurricane warning area should be rushed to completion.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect from north of Tampico to La Pesca.

STATUS: Tracking Hurricane Dean, moving across Yucatan
21st August, 2007 10:00 News Update

At 10am cdt the center of Dean was located about 90 miles west-northwest of Chetumal Mexico. Hurricane Dean is tracking to the west at 20 mph with winds of 105 mph. Dean is expected to move westward or west-northwestward for today and tonight. On the forecast track the center will reach the southern bay of Campeche in a few hours. Dean is a category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Although continued weakening is forecast as Dean crosses the Yucatan peninsula, Dean is still expected to be a hurricane when it reaches the Bay of Campeche. The estimated minimum central pressure is 950 MB.

At 10am cdt the government of Mexico has extended the hurricane warning northward from Veracruz to Tampico. A hurricane warning is now in effect along the the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula Of Mexico from the Belize/Mexican border northward to Cancun. A hurricane warning is also in effect along the west coast of the Yucatan and the Gulf of Mexico from south of Progresso westward to Tampico. Preparations in the hurricane warning area along the Gulf coast of Mexico should be rushed to completion.

At 10am cdt the government of Mexico has issued a tropical storm warning from north of Tampico to La Pesca. A tropical warning is now in effect along the northern coast of the Yucatan peninsula from the north of Cancun to Progresso and north of Tampico to La Pesca.

At 10am cdt the government of Cuba has discontinued all remaining watches for Cuba.

STATUS: Tracking Major Hurricane Dean, makes landfall on Yucatan
21st August, 2007 05:00 News

Reports from a hurricane hunter aircraft indicate that the eye of Dean made landfall on the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula near Costa Maya or Majahul around 3.30 am cdt. This location is about 40 miles east-northeast of Chetumal Mexico. At 4am cdt the center of hurricane Dean was located just inland about 35 miles east-northeast of Chetuamal. Major Hurricane Dean is tracking to the west at 20 mph with winds of 165 mph. Dean is expected to move westward or west-northwestward for today and tonight. On the forecast track the center will cross the Yucatan peninsula today and likely reach the southern bay of Campeche tonight. Dean is a category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Although some weakening is forecast as Dean crosses the Yucatan peninsula, Dean is expected to maintain hurricane strength throughout the next 24 hours. The minimum central pressure is 906 MB.

At 4am cdt the government of Mexico has replaced the tropical storm warning and the hurricane watch with a hurricane warning from west of Chilitepec to Veracruz Mexico

A hurricane warning is now in effect for the entire coastline of Belize, along the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula Of Mexico from the Belize/Mexican border northward to Cancun, and along the west coast of the Yucatan and the Gulf of Mexico from south of Progresso southward and westward to Veracruz. Preparations in the hurricane warning area along the Gulf coast of Mexico should be rushed to completion.

At a tropical storm warning remains in effect on the Yucatan peninsula from the north of Cancun to Progresso.

A tropical storm watch remains in effect for the following provinces of Cuba - Pinar del Rio, La Habana and the Isla de la Juventud.

Interests elsewhere in the southern Gulf of Mexico should closely monitor the progress of Dean.


STATUS: Tracking Major Hurricane Dean, just hours from Yucatan landfall
20th August, 2007 23:00 News Update

Potentially catastrophic Major Hurricane Dean is just a few hours from landfall along the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula. Dean continues to track to the west at 20 mph with winds of 160 mph. Dean is approximately 150 miles east of Chetumal Mexico. Dean is expected to move westward or west-northwestward for the next 24 hours to make landfall on the Yucatan peninsula very early on Tuesday morning. Conditions on the coastline will deteriorate well in advance of the arrival of the center. The minimum central pressure is 916 MB.

At 11pm edt the government of Mexico has extended the hurricane warning westward from Ciudad del Carmen to chilitepec. A hurricane warning is now in effect for the entire coastline of Belize, along the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula Of Mexico from the Belize/Mexican border northward to Cancun, and along the west coast of the Yucatan peninsula from south of Progresso southward to Chilitepec. Preparations to protect life and property along the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula should have already been completed. Preparations elsewhere in the hurricane warning area to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

At 11pm edt the government of Mexico has issued a tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch from west of Chilitepec westward to Veracruz Mexico, and a hurricane watch has also been issued from Veracruz to Tampico.

At a tropical storm warning remains in effect on the Yucatan peninsula from the north of Cancun to Progresso.

A tropical storm watch remains in effect for the following provinces of Cuba - Pinar del Rio, La Habana and the Isla de la Juventud.

Interests elsewhere in the southern Gulf of Mexico should closely monitor the progress of Dean.

STATUS: Tracking Major Hurricane Dean, headed for Yucatan peninsula
20th August, 2007 20:00 News Update

Hurricane Dean very near category five strength. Outer bands arriving along east coast of the Yucatan peninsula.

STATUS: Tracking Major Hurricane Dean, headed for Yucatan peninsula
20th August, 2007 17:00 News Update

Extremely dangerous Major Hurricane Dean continues to track to the west at 20 mph with winds of 150 mph. Dean is approximately 270 miles east of Chetumal Mexico. Dean is expected to move westward or west-northwestward for the next 24 hours to make landfall on the Yucatan peninsula very early on Tuesday morning. Conditions on the coastline will deteriorate well in advance of the arrival of the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 918 MB.

At 5pm edt the government of Mexico has issued a tropical storm watch from the west of Ciudad del Carmen to Veracruz.

At 5pm edt all warnings in the Cayman Islands are discontinued.

A tropical storm watch remains in effect for the following provinces of Cuba - Pinar del Rio, La Habana and the Isla de la Juventud. All other watches and warnings in Cuba are discontinued.

A hurricane warning remains in effect for the entire coastline of Belize along the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula from the Belize/Mexico border northward to Cancun, and along the west coast of the Yucatan peninsula from the south of Progresso soutward to Ciudad del Carmen. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

At a tropical storm warning remains in effect on the Yucatan peninsula from the north of Cancun to Progresso.

Interests elsewhere in the southern Gulf of Mexico should closely minitor the progress of Dean.

STATUS: Tracking Major Hurricane Dean, headed for Yucatan peninsula
20th August, 2007 11:00 News Update

Extremely dangerous Major Hurricane Dean continues to track to the west at 21 mph with winds of 150 mph. Dean is approximately 125 miles southwest of Grand Cayman. Dean is expected to move westward or west-northwestward for the next 24 hours to make landfall on the Yucatan peninsula very early on Tuesday morning. Conditions on the coastline will deteriorate well in advance of the arrival of the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 925 MB.

At 11am edt the government of Mexico has issued a hurricane warning for the west coast of the Yucatan peninsula from south of Progresso southward to Ciudad del Carmen. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

At 11am edt the government of Belize has extended a hurricane warning southward from Belize City to the border with Guatemala. A hurricane warning is now in effect for the whole of Belize.

At 11am edt the government of Mexico has issued a tropical storm warning from the north of Cancun to Progresso.

At 11am edt the government of Jamaica has replaced the hurricane warning for Jamaica with a tropical storm warning. The tropical storm warning will likely be lowered early this afternoon.

A hurricane warning remains in effect for the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico from the border with Belize northward to Cancun. A hurricane warning remains in effect for the Cayman Islands.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for portions of the eastern Cuba, from the province of Camaguey eastward to the province of Guantanamo.

A tropical storm watch remains in effect for the following provinces of Cuba -Pinar del Rio, La Habana, Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus, Cienfuegos, Matanzas and the Isla de la Juventud.

Interests elsewhere in the western Caribbean and the southern Gulf of Mexico should closely minitor the progress of Dean.

STATUS: Tracking Major Hurricane Dean, headed for Yucatan peninsula
20th August, 2007 05:00 News

Extremely dangerous Major Hurricane Dean continues to track to the west at 21 mph with winds of 150 mph. On the forecast track, the center of Dean is headed for the Yucatan Peninsula. The estimated minimum central pressure is 926 MB.

A hurricane warning is in effect for the coast of Belize and the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico from Belize city northward to Cancun. A hurricane warning remains in effect for Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

A hurricane watch is in effect along the northern and western coasts of the Yucatan peninsula from north of Cancun to Ciudad del Carmen. At 5am edt the government of Belize has changed the tropical storm watch to a tropical storm warning for portions of the coast of Belize from south of Belize city southward to the Belize/Guatemala border.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for portions of eastern Cuba, from the province of Camaguey eastward to the province of Guantanamo.

A tropical storm watch remains in effect for the following provinces of Cuba - Pinar del Rio, La Habana, Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus, Cienfuegos, Matanzas and the Isla de la Juventud.

Interests elsewhere in the western Caribbean and the southern Gulf of Mexico should closely monitor the progress of Dean.


STATUS: Tracking Major Hurricane Dean, in the Caribbean
19th August, 2007 17:00 News Update

Major Hurricane Dean continues to track to the west at 20 mph with winds of 145 mph. A motion between west and west-northwest is expected over the next 24 hours. On the forecast track, the center of Dean will be passing along or just south of the southern coast of Jamaica over the next several hours. Fluctuations in intensity of major hurricanes are common, and are possible during the next 24 hours. Dean has the potential to become a category 5 hurricane in the northern Caribbean tomorrow. The estimated minimum central pressure is 930 MB.

The hurricane warning for the southwestern peninsula of Haiti from Port-au-Prince to the Haiti-Dominican republic border is replace with a tropican storm warning.

A hurricane warning remains in effect for Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Preparations to protect life and property in Jamaica should already have been completed. Preparations in the Caymand Islands should be rushed to completion.

A hurricane watch remains in effect from Chetumal to San Felipe on the Yucatan peninsula. Hurricane conditions could also spread across northern Belize, and tropican storm conditions are possible elsewhere in Belize.

A tropical storm warning is also in effect for portions of the eastern Cuba, from the province of Camaguey eastward to the province of Guantanamo.

A tropical storm watch remains in effect for the following provinces of Cuba - Pinar del Rio, La Habana, Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus, Cienfuegos, Matanzas and the Isla de la Juventud.

STATUS: Tracking Major Hurricane Dean, in the Caribbean
19th August, 2007 11:00 News Update

Major Hurricane Dean continues to track to the west at 18 mph with winds of 145 mph. Further strengthening of Dean is expected as it moves through the Caribbean. Dean is a dangerous category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

The government of Mexico has issued a hurricane warning from Chetumal to San Felipe on the Yucatan peninsula.

The government of Cuba has issued a tropical storm watch for the provinces of Pinar del Rio and La Habana. A tropical storm watch is now in effect for the provinces of Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus, Cienfuegos, Matanzas and Isla de la Juventud.

A hurricane warning remains in effect for the southwestern peninsula of Haiti from the Haiti-Dominican Republic border to Port-au-Prince. A hurricane warning is in effect for Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for the coast of Haiti north of Port-au- Prince to the northern

Haiti-Dominican Republic border. A tropical storm warning remains in effect for portions of eastern Cuba from the province of Camaguey eastward to the province of Guantanamo.

Interests elsewhere in the western Caribbean and southern gulf of Mexico should closely monitor the progress of Dean.

At 5pm edt the center of Dean was located 130 miles east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica. Minimum central pressure is 926 MB.

STATUS: Tracking Major Hurricane Dean, in the Caribbean
19th August, 2007 05:00 News

Major Hurricane Dean continues to track to the west at 18 mph with winds of 145 mph. Further strengthening of Dean is expected as it moves through the Caribbean. Dean is a dangerous category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

A hurricane warning remains in effect for the southwestern peninsula of Haiti from the Haiti-Dominican Republic border to Port-au-Prince. A hurricane warning is in effect for Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for the coast of Haiti north of Port-au- Prince to the northern Haiti-Dominican Republic border. A tropical storm warning remains in effect for portions of eastern Cuba from the province of Camaguey eastward to the province of Guantanamo.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for portions of central Cuba, For the provinces of Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus, Cienfuegos, Matanzas and Isla de la Juventud.

Interests elsewhere in the western Caribbean including western Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula should closely monitor Dean's progress.

At 5pm edt the center of Dean was located 245 miles east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica. Minimum central pressure is 921 MB.


STATUS: Tracking Major Hurricane Dean, in the Caribbean
18th August, 2007 17:00 News Update

Major Hurricane Dean continues to track to the west at 18 mph with winds of 150 mph. Further strengthening of Dean is expected as it moves through the Caribbean. Dean is a dangerous category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

A hurricane warning remains in effect for the south coast of the Dominican Republic from Barahona westward to the Haiti-Dominican Republic border - and for the southwestern peninsula of Haiti from the Haiti-Dominican Republic border to Port-au-Prince. A hurricane warning is in effect for Jamaica.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect along the south coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano westward to Barahona and for the coast of Haiti north of Port-au- Prince to the northern Haiti-Dominican Republic border. A tropical storm warning remains in effect for portions of Cuba from the province of Camaguey eastward to the province of Guantanamo.

A hurricane watch remains in effect fot the Cayman Islands.

Interests elsewhere in the western Caribbean including western Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula should closely monitor Dean's progress.

At 5pm edt the center of Dean was located 455 miles east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica. Minimum central pressure is 930 MB.

STATUS: Tracking Major Hurricane Dean, in the Caribbean



18th August, 2007 11:00 News Update

Major Hurricane Dean continues to track to the west at 17 mph with winds of 150 mph. Further strengthening of Dean is expected as it moves through the Caribbean. Dean is a dangerous category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

At 11am edt the government of Jamaica has issued a hurricane warning for Jamaica. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for the British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. A hurricane warning remains in effect for the south coast of the Dominican Republic from Barahona westward to the Haiti-Dominican Republic border - and for the southwestern peninsula of Haiti from the Haiti-Dominican Republic border to Port-au-Prince.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect along the south coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano westward to Barahona and for the coast of Haiti north of Port-au- Prince to the northern Haiti-Dominican Republic border.

The government of Cayman Islands has issued a hurricane watch for the Cayman Islands.

A tropical storm watch remains in effect for portions of Cuba from the province of Camaguey eastward to the province of Guantanamo.

Interests elsewhere in the central and western Caribbean including western Cuba, the Cayman Islands and the Yucatan Peninsula should closely monitor Dean's progress.

At 11am edt the center of Dean was located 565 miles east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica. Minimum central pressure is 929 MB.

STATUS: Tracking Major Hurricane Dean, in the Caribbean
18th August, 2007 05:00 News

Major Hurricane Dean continues to track to the west at 17 mph with winds of 150 mph. Further strengthening of Dean is expected as it moves through the Caribbean. Dean is a dangerous category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

A Hurricane warning is in effect for the south coast of the Dominican Republic from Barahona westward to the Haiti/Dominican Republic border...and for the southwestern peninsula of Haiti from the Haiti Dominican Republic border to Port-au-Prince.

A hurricane watch remains in effect for Jamaica. A tropical storm warning remains in effect for the British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. A tropical storm warning remains in effect for the south coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano westward to Barahona...and for the coast of Haiti north of Port-au-Prince to the northen Haiti-Dominican Republic border. A tropical storm watch is in effect for portions of Cuba from the province of Camaguey eastward to the province of Guantanamo. Interests elsewhere in the central and western Caribbean including western Cuba, the Cayman Islands and the Yucatan Peninsula should closely monitor Dean's progress.

At 5am edt the center of Dean was located 660 miles east-southeast of Kingston, Jamiaca. Minimum central pressure is 930 MB.


STATUS: Tracking Major Hurricane Dean, in the Caribbean
17th August, 2007 17:00 News Update

Major Hurricane Dean continues to track to the west at 22 mph with winds of 125 mph. Dean is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Further strengthening is expected as it moves through the Caribbean.

Hurricane warnings remain in force for Guadeloupe and it's dependencies.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. A tropical storm warning remains in force for Montserrat, Antigua, St. Kitts, Nevis, Barbuda, Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the south coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to the Haiti/Dominican Republic border. A tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch remains in effect for the Haiti/Dominican Republic border to Port-au-Prince. The government of Jamaica has issued a hurricane watch for Jamaica. The government of Cuba has issued a tropical storm watch for the province of Camaguey eastward to the province of Guantanamo. Interests elsewhere in the central and west Caribbean including the Cayman Islands should closely monitor Dean's progress.

At 5pm edt the center of Dean was located 260 miles south-southeast of San Juan Puerto Rico. Minimum central pressure is 961 MB.

STATUS: Tracking Hurricane Dean, in the Caribbean
17th August, 2007 11:00 News Update

Dean continues to track to the west at 21 mph with winds of 105 mph. Further strengthening of Dean is expected as it moves through the Caribbean and is expected to become a Major Hurricane.

Hurricane warnings remain in force for Dominica and St. Lucia, Martinique, Guadeloupe and it's dependencies. Preparations to protect life and property should be very near completion.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. A tropical storm warning remains in force for Saba, St. Eustatius, Montserrat, Antigua, St. Kitts, Nevis, Barbuda, St. Maarten and Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands. The hurricane warning for St. Lucia has been downgraded to a tropical storm warning. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the south coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to the Haiti/Dominican Republic border. A hurricane watch has been issued from Cabo Beata to the Haiti/Dominican Republic border. A tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch has been issued from the Haiti/Dominican Republic border to Port-au-Prince. Interests elsewhere in the central and west Caribbean including Jamaica and Cayman Islands should closely monitor Dean's progress.

At 11am edt the center of Dean was located 105 miles west of Martinique. Minimum central pressure is 964 MB.

STATUS: Tracking Hurricane Dean, in the Caribbean
17th August, 2007 05:00 News

Dean continues to track to the west at 24 mph with winds of 100 mph. Further strengthening of Dean is expected as it moves through the Caribbean. Some decrease in forward speed is expected during the next 24 hours.

Hurricane warnings remain in force for Dominica and St. Lucia, Martinique, Guadeloupe and it's dependencies. Preparations to protect life and property should be very near completion.

The met service of Antigua has issued a tropical storm warning for the British Virgin Islands. A tropical storm warning remains in force for Grenada and it's dependencies, Barbados, Saba, St. Eustatius, the Grenadines and St. Vincent, Montserrat, Antigua, St. Kitts, Nevis, Barbuda, St. Maartenen and Anguilla. A tropical storm warning remains in effect for the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. A tropical storm watch is in effect for the southwestern peninsula of Haiti from Port Au Prince to the Haiti/Dominican Republic border. A tropical storm watch remains in effect for the south coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to the Haiti/Dominican Republic border. Interests elsewhere in the Lesser Antilles and western Caribbean including Jamaica and Cayman Islands should closely monitor Dean's progress.

At 5am edt the center of Dean was located in the St. Lucia channel between St. Lucia and Martinique. Minimum central pressure is 976 MB.


STATUS: Tracking Hurricane Dean, approaching the Caribbean
16th August, 2007 23:00 News Update

Dean continues to track to the west at 25 mph with winds of 100 mph. Further strengthening of Dean is expected as it gets into the Caribbean.

Hurricane warnings remain in force for Dominica and St. Lucia, Martinique, Guadeloupe and it's dependencies. Preparations to protect life and property should be very near completion.

A tropical storm warning remains in force for Grenada and it's dependencies, Barbados, Saba, St. Eustatius, the Grenadines and St. Vincent, Montserrat, Antigua, St. Kitts, Nevis, Barbuda, St. Maartenen and Anguilla. A tropical storm warning has been issued for the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Interests in the Lesser Antilles, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and eastern Cuba should monitor Dean's progress.

The center of Dean will be passing very near to the islands of St. Lucia and Martinique within the next six to twelve hours. Minimum central pressure is 976 MB.

Dean's current position is approximately 80 miles northeast of Barbados.

STATUS: Tracking Hurricane Dean, approaching the Caribbean
16th August, 2007 17:00 News Update

Dean continues to track to the west at 23 mph with winds of 100 mph. Further strengthening of Dean is expected as it gets into the Caribbean.

Hurricane warnings remain in force for Dominica and St. Lucia. The government of France has issued a hurricane warning for Martinique, Guadeloupe and it's dependencies. A tropical storm warning remains in force for Grenada and it's dependencies, Barbados, Saba, St. Eustatius, the Grenadines and St. Vincent, Montserrat, Antigua, St. Kitts, Nevis, Barbuda, and St. Maartenen. A tropical storm watch has been issued for the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Interests in the Lesser Antilles, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and eastern Cuba should monitor Dean's progress.

Dean's motion is expected to bring it near the Lesser Antilles on Friday. Dean is a category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. A hurricane hunter aircraft has established the position of Dean. Minimum central pressure is 979 MB. Dean's current position is approximately 210 miles east-northeast of Barbados.

STATUS: Tracking Hurricane Dean, approaching the Caribbean
16th August, 2007 11:00 News Update

Dean continues to track to the west at 23 mph with winds of 90 mph. Further strengthening of Dean is expected as it gets into the Caribbean. The NHC have stated that Dean is a small hurricane.

Hurricane warnings remain in force for Dominica and St. Lucia. A hurricane watch is in effect for Martinique, Guadeloupe and it's dependencies. The government of France states that it will likely issue a hurricane warning for Martinique, Guadeloupe and it's dependencies.A tropical storm warning remains in force for Barbados. The Barbados met service has introduced a tropical storm warning for grenadines and St. Vincent. A tropical storm warning has been issued by the met service of Antigua for the islands of Montserrat, Antigua, St. Kitts, Nevis and Barbuda. The Tropical Storm watch for St. Maarten has been changed to a tropical storm warning. A tropical storm watch remains for Grenada and it's dependencies. Interests in the Lesser Antilles, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rica/Hispanniola should monitor Dean's progress.

Dean's motion is expected to bring it near the Lesser Antilles on Friday. Dean is a category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. A hurricane hunter aircraft has established the position of Dean. Minimum central pressusre is 979 MB.

STATUS: Tracking Hurricane Dean, approaching the Caribbean
16th August, 2007 05:00 News

Dean became a hurricane at 5am eastern time and is still tracking to the west at 24 mph with winds of 75 mph. Further strengthening of Dean is expected as it gets into the Caribbean. The NHC state that Dean is a small hurricane. Hurricane warnings have been set for Dominica and St. Lucia. A hurricane watch is in effect for Martinique, Guadeloupe and it's dependencies - Saba and Eustatius. A tropical storm warning has been set for Barbados. The Met Service of Barbados has issued a tropical storm watch for St. Vincent. A tropical storm watch remains for St. Maarten. Interests in the Lesser Antilles, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rica/Hispanniola should monitor Dean's progress. Dean's motion is expected to bring it near the Lesser Antilles on Friday. Dean is a category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. A hurricane hunter aircraft will investigate Dean this afternoon Dean's current position is approximately 485 miles east of the Barbados.


STATUS: Tracking Tropical Storm Dean, approaching the Caribbean.
15th August, 2007 17:00 News Update

Tropical Storm Dean is still tracking to the west at 22 mph knots with winds of 65 mph and is still expected to strengthen further within the next 24 hours. The NHC state that Dean is a small tropical cyclone, and that it could become a hurricane tonight or early tommorow. Dean's current position is approximately 910 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.

STATUS: Tracking Tropical Storm Dean, approaching the Caribbean
15th August, 2007 11:00 News Update

Tropical Storm Dean continues to track to the west at 20mph with winds of 60 mph. Dean is expected to strengthen further within the next 24 hours. Dean's current position is approximately 1050 miles east of the Lesser Antilles

STATUS: Tracking Tropical Storm Dean, approaching the Caribbean



15th August, 2007 05:00 News

Tropical Storm Dean apppeared to the east of the Caribbean. Dean is still tracking to the west at 16 knots with winds of 45 knots and is expected to strengthen within the next 24 hours. Dean's current position is approximately 1170 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.


I shall continue to update the tracking maps until Hurricane Dean dies.
I can be found in the central Florida hurricane center forum until the end of November.

Dave Foster