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Hurricane Dean Final Landfall

Dean has spun back up to Cat 2 status with 100 mph winds and is about to come ashore around Tuxpan in the state of Veracruz. It’s continuing 20 mph movement to the West and current interaction of the tropical storm force winds, precludes further development.

It should tear itself apart in the mountains, but will dump a lot of rain along the way. The name, Dean, will be retired because of the loss of life and costs associated with it. Mexico’s second busiest cruise ship port, Majahual, is gone, including most of the concrete piers built for it.

Because it spent most of its time in the Bay of Campeche as a Cat 1, there should be minimal damage to the oil rigs.


1 Steve Bates { 08.22.07 at 9:25 pm }

Well, that one was certainly bad enough. Let us hope against hope we don’t see another one as strong and destructive as Dean for a long, long time.

Thanks, Bryan, for keeping us posted; even those of us who follow the models and forecasts regularly don’t necessarily have the skills at reading and interpreting the advisories and discussions that you have.

2 Bryan { 08.22.07 at 10:02 pm }

Just give it a few years, Steve and start watching the pressure.