UPDATED: Tropical Storm Dean Expected To Become HURRICANE

“Some strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours and Dean could become a Hurricane tomorrow.”

Next Advisory At 5pm AST

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Statement as of 11:00 am AST on August 15, 2007

TROPICAL STORM DEAN ADVISORY NUMBER   9…RETRANSMITTED
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL042007
1100 AM AST WED AUG 15 2007

…DEAN STRENGTHENS OVER THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC OCEAN…

INTERESTS IN THE LESSER ANTILLES SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF
DEAN.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA…PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

AT 1100 AM AST…1500Z…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM DEAN WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 12.4 NORTH…LONGITUDE 46.0 WEST OR ABOUT 1045
MILES…1685 KM…EAST OF THE LESSER ANTILLES.

DEAN IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 20 MPH…32 KM/HR…AND THIS
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 60 MPH…95 KM/HR…WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS AND
DEAN COULD BECOME A HURRICANE TOMORROW.

DEAN IS A RELATIVELY SMALL TROPICAL CYCLONE.  TROPICAL STORM FORCE
WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 50 MILES…85 KM FROM THE CENTER.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 997 MB…29.44 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 1100 AM AST POSITION…12.4 N…46.0 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD…WEST NEAR 20 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…60 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…997 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
500 PM AST.

FORECASTER BLAKE

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7 responses to “UPDATED: Tropical Storm Dean Expected To Become HURRICANE

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  2. Hants

    Good Job BFP.

    Better safe than sorry so be prepared.

    Let us hope that it misses us.

  3. got2bekiddingme

    One time the chief opf CERO said God is a Bajan. Well, well. That is the most inane, anti-intellectual, stiupidly naive comment coming from a head of disaster preparedness. God does not deliberately wipe out Nations, we are not living in the days of Noah, though I am in my backyard building my arc but for just me and the loved ones and not two of everything. I am stocking up tomorrow cos I only heard about this on the news but listen we better check the Miami Hurricane Center cos CBC always gets it wrong…but better safe than sorry or a nudge to the left or right and we will be like poor Carew.

  4. got2bejokingme

    better be prepared than sorry u never know what can happen

  5. DONQ

    Well, here i sit in sunt farlup… waiting for at least a small sampling of a fart of a breeze that could justify the fact that we are once again under “severe weather watch”.
    i am beginning to think that the Almighty signed a contract with BIM in its infancy as a mere little rock, to own and operate a franchise of grocery and hardware stores just to mek a dollar on the threat of “severe weather”… doan get me wrong..
    I want no harm, but a little flashing and rumbling, and some wicked wind would somehow make my wait in the grovery for two hours in line….almost worthwhile!!!! not to mention, all the batteries sold out for D fitting torches. maybe a prudent business venture would be to import ONLY D batteries for such instances….hmmmm sleep well.. peace out. God bless bim pon Undependable Dean….

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