Friday, August 17, 2007

Jeff Masters tracks Hurricane Dean

The most detailed and descriptive information on current hurricane status and danger can be found in the Wunder Blog of Dr. Jeff Masters. Right now, Hurricane Dean is leaving damage on Martinique and entering the Carribean as a Category 2 storm. Masters believes it will develop into a Cat 4 storm before hitting Jamaica. Beyond that, there are several models projecting different paths through or past the Yucatan. If it ends up following Tropical Depression Erin into southern Texas, we may see some extreme flood damage there, since Erin has already dumped 10 inches on San Antonio and the soil of the region is saturated.

And following on my article about New Orleans, there is a slim possibility that Dean will track toward Louisiana. If you live there, what are you thinking today?

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