At 10 p.m. local time (11 p.m. EDT, 0300 GMT), Dean was about 150 kilometers (95 miles) northwest of Mexico City and was heading westward at near 34 kpm (21 mph). The Hurricane Center downgraded Dean to a tropical depression and predicted it would dissipate on Thursday over the mountains of central Mexico.
Dean's sustained winds dropped to 137 kph (85 mph), Category 1, shortly after making landfall in late morning, and it quickly weakened into a tropical storm with winds of 75 kph (45 mph) as of the early evening.Dane Clark of Jenifer Clark's Gulfstream told us that "Dean's history now, but was quite a storm with a 902mb pressure. Of course, it never made it to the gulfstream....but the "headwaters" of the stream in the western Caribbean had water temps to 90 deg F. Enough fuel I'd say!"
Yes the US Gulf Coast cab breath again tonight, but there are a number of tropical waves developing that we need to watch for.
Hurricanville has a excellant Synopsis of Hurricane Dean for those interested. Here is the latest video from Mexico.
The national Hurricane Center released a 9 August update to its Hurricane Outlook.
NOAA: 2007 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook Update
Issued: 9 August 2007