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In Brief: Felix Upgraded to Hurricane Status, Dean Redux?

Hurricane Felix has formed in the Eastern Caribbean with sustained winds of 75mph and a central pressure of 993mb.

I think it is interesting to note the similarities between Felix and Dean. The intensity predictions and track forecasts are extremely similar. Were I on the Yucatan's Eastern coast I would be very concerned.

Have a look at the historical tracks for Dean and the current one for Felix (click to enlarge):


Hurricane Felix - Track Forecast

Hurricane Dean - Archived Track Forecast

And here are the historical velocity predicitons for Dean and the current ones for Felix (click to enlarge):


Hurricane Felix - Track Forecast

Hurricane Dean - Archived Track Forecast

Both storms are following a similar track with similar strengthening predicted by the models.


Hurricane Felix - Water Vapor Image

More to follow.

More charts are available on our Felix Charts Page, the Felix Charts Archive, or the Dean Charts Archive.


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