UPDATED-- Hurricane Dean (Cat 5)

Discussion in 'Cancun Info' started by Steve, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. Michael F.

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    good question...
     
  2. Klaw

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    I think that question will be best answered tomorrow.

    To answer it now would be nothing but specualtion.
     
  3. svtcobra242

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    At this point, I can live with speculations.
     
  4. Klaw

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    Here's CancunCanuck's advice as posted on the blog:

    1. If you have a tripped booked to Cancun that departs in the next three days, I would investigate your options for changing or cancelling. If it’s more than three days away, I would hold on and stay in “wait and see” mode. If you are traveling further south towards Tulum, I think you’ve got more to worry about. At this point my best advice is if you have plans in the next seven days to Tulum or points south, change them. We really won’t know what sort of clean up is necessary until after tomorrow.
     
  5. Steve

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    That's because I'm not from Manchester, I'm from Nottingham :) I missed it on the radio. I thought it would be blocked for international broadcast, then later realised that is only for live footy.

    As long as it's not Austin Powers :)
     
  6. svtcobra242

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    I have until Wednesday 5:00AM PST to change my plans. Ill be hardheaded and wait until tomorrow night. Hopefully everyone will have updates, and I can make changes then.
    Stubborn arent I......LMAO.[/
     
  7. Banana

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    SVTcobra

    I think I am feeling your pain or your anxiousness. I am suppose to fly out Wednesday as well but at this point I am afraid there will be no beach to enjoy. I am very very optimistic and would like the beach to be there but just like you, I am very interested in all the opinions I can get.

    I guess gotta wait till tomorrow, please please give me updates on the weather over there.

    Much appreciated............
     
  8. Klaw

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    If you have until Wed to decide then I'd wait to. But I think I would head Kelly's advice if you're thinking of actually going down there on Wednesday.
     
  9. CancunTom

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    Radio and TV Career

    Steve.........do you need an agent? I'm available! :lotsofmichaelf:
     
  10. Klaw

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    One thing that you should consider is that if they lose power or the phone lines go down it may be Wed before you really know how it is from anyone down there.
     
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    Ill just gamble it. Shoot, I should of just went to Vegas huh???? LOL
    I just cant see myself in Cabo or Puerto Vallarta this year.
     
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    UPDATE:
    800 PM EDT MON AUG 20 2007
    ...HURRICANE DEAN VERY NEAR CATEGORY FIVE STRENGTH...
    ...OUTER BANDS ARRIVING ALONG THE EAST COAST OF THE YUCATAN
    PENINSULA...
    HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES...95 KM...FROM
    THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175
    MILES...280 KM.
    THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE RESERVE UNIT
    RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT WAS 915 MB...27.02 INCHES.
    AT 800 PM EDT...0000Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE DEAN WAS LOCATED
    NEAR LATITUDE 18.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 85.1 WEST OR ABOUT 210 MILES...
    335 KM...EAST OF CHETUMAL MEXICO.
    DEAN IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 20 MPH...32 KM/HR...AND A
    WESTWARD OR WEST-NORTHWESTWARD MOTION IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 24
    HOURS. ON THIS TRACK THE CENTER OF THE HURRICANE IS EXPECTED TO
    MAKE LANDFALL ON THE YUCATAN PENINSULA VERY EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.
    HOWEVER...CONDITIONS ARE ALREADY BEGINNING TO DETERIORATE ALONG THE
    EAST COAST OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA.

    It looks like a cat 5 to me.
    Are the heavy clouds rolling in yet???
     
  13. Drewbert

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    Clouds are here but no rain so far, and not very windy yet. Not where I am anyway.

    I've been watching the water vapour sat picture and every time any rain's got near us, it's moved away or died off. Not a drop here yet.
     
  14. Steve

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    Not a drop here either yet. Wind is def picking up with the occasional howl. Am seeing some spectacular lightning way off to the south though.
     
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    Just had a look out on the street and lots of people that usually park their cars on Bonampak have them outside our house instead. They learnt from Wilma :)
     
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    According to the hurricane center.....

     
  17. Steve

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    Kim and I will be on BBC Five Live in about 15 minutes.

    Here's the link if you're not in the UK and want to listen in:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/fivelive/
     
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    Chetumal

    Since Chetumal appears to be the likely target of Dean, what can people tell us about that town? Resort town or fishing village? Heavily populated? Construction? Major resorts?
     
  19. MignonA

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    Steve, thank you and the others for the updates. Great interview by the way. It was amazing to me to see many people on the streets on the video you posted earlier. Really makes me yearn for Cancun. Be safe.
     
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