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Skip to comments.Hurricane Dean Live Thread [Now Cat 4]
Posted on 08/16/2007 4:43:17 AM PDT by NautiNurse
Hurricane warnings have been issued for Dominica and St. Lucia as Hurricane Dean races westward into the Caribbean Sea at 24mph. This motion should bring the center of Dean near the Lesser Antilles on Friday. The increased forward speed of the storm has lessened preparation time for Caribbean Islands in its path. Hurricane Dean has favorable conditions to develop into a major hurricane over the next several days.
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|Category||Wind Speed||Barometric Pressure||Storm Surge||Damage Potential|
|< 39 mph
< 34 kts
|39 - 73 mph
34 - 63 kts
|74 - 95 mph
64 - 82 kts
|28.94" or more
980.02 mb or more
|4.0' - 5.0'
1.2 m - 1.5 m
|Minimal damage to vegetation|
|96 - 110 mph
83 - 95 kts
|28.50" - 28.93"
965.12 mb - 979.68 mb
|6.0' - 8.0'
1.8 m - 2.4 m
|Moderate damage to houses|
|111 - 130 mph
96 - 112 kts
|27.91" - 28.49"
945.14 mb - 964.78 mb
|9.0' - 12.0'
2.7 m - 3.7 m
|Extensive damage to small buildings|
|131 - 155 mph
113 - 135 kts
|27.17" - 27.90"
920.08 mb - 944.80 mb
|13.0' - 18.0'
3.9 m - 5.5 m
|Extreme structural damage|
|Greater than 155 mph
Greater than 135 kts
|Less than 27.17"
Less than 920.08 mb
|Greater than 18.0'
Greater than 5.5m
|Catastrophic building failures possible|
Thanks, NN — I will be following as much as (ugh) work schedule permits....
Thank-you for the update!!!
Thanks. Watching from afar here in VA
Yikes that is moving fast!
Thanks from Mustang Island, Texas
Worth checking my supplies. Not quite time to get the malted milk balls though:)
Now that Rove has resigned who’s running the hurricane machine?
Dove Triple Chocolate Thrill cookies have replaced malted milk balls around here.
First we’re gonna go to Dominica, then we’re headed for Santa Lucia! Then we’re gonna race into the Lesser Antilles....AND WE’RE GONNA TELL EVERYONE IT’S BUSH’S FAULT!!!! YEEEEEAAAAARRRRRGHHHHHHH!
Usually, the storms don’t increase much in strength when they are moving so quickly.
I didn’t see where he had retired from running the hurricane machine. If anything, it may be his full time position now.
We added a portable wall AC to our hurricane supplies this year. We can run it off the generator if the power goes out and at least have one room that will be comfortable if we’re without power.
This Dean character looks like it might pass over Cayman...is your daughter still on the island?
Thanks for the ping, NN; we’ll be watching ol’ Dean closely!
Is it too early to start eating the chocolate?
Can I ask the hurricane pingers for prayers for my dh’s family today, my mother-in-law died at 3:05 a.m. this morning.
Thanks, and God bless.
Re: Rove - oh what sweet timing! lol
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