Posted by deanna on August 23, 2007, 2:23 pm
We're experiencing the tail end of Dean today - downgraded to a tropical depression - but with a lot of rain still left to drop on it's way past. We had only .11 inches of rain yesterday but our gauge has registered 1.31 inches since midnight and it's still raining. Current satellite photos show the main part of the depression now offshore and a lot of moisture still in the atmosphere. It should clear out of this area by tomorrow so maybe we'll finally see the sun again after two days of high overcast. Dean was an amazing storm - to have come ashore as a Cat. 5 hurricane, sped completely across the Yucatan peninsula in one day, regenerated into a Cat. 2 hurricane in the Bay of Campeche, hit the Mexican coastline again, dumped a ton of rain on the central part of the country, and then to continue all the way to the Pacific - that's impressive! It did a lot of damage in Mexico though, which you wouldn't know if you've relied only on American news coverage. Three of the places we visited in May were badly damaged by Dean - Mahahual, where it came ashore as a Cat. 5, was almost completely destroyed. Several small pueblas in that area were also flattened, and two other places we loved - Ixcalak and Bacalar had slightly less serious damage but will take some time to recover from the effects of the storm. It's sad to think how beautiful these places were and how they must look now. |
The temperature is a cool 80F/26.7C at 2 PM,
Don - I'll have Darwin e-mail weather reports for the past 3 years to you.
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