Monday, August 20, 2007
As of 11:00 AM AST the center of Hurricane Dean was located near Latitude 17.9 North... Longitude 82.4 West... or about 125 miles Southwest of Grand Cayman and about 385 miles East of Belize City.
Hurricane Dean has Maximum Sustained Winds near 150 MPH with higher gust. Dean is a Category Four Hurricane. and could become a Category Five Hurricane later today.
Hurricane Force Winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center and Tropical Storm Force Winds extend outward up to 205 miles.
The Estimated Minimum Central Pressure is 925 MB... 27.32 Inches.
Read more up to date info on DEAN HERE
Info and Map by NWS TPC/National Hurricane Center Miami FL
UPDATE: 8:30pm AST
DATA FROM THE AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING HURRICANE DEAN INDICATE THAT MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO 160 MPH... MAKING DEAN A POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC CATEGORY FIVE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE SCALE.
(Info from forecaster KNABB - NWS TPC/National Hurricane Center, Miami, FL)