It would be nice if Hurricane Dean just died and went away, but that does not appear to be an option. It's still several days away from making landfall, so the track it likely to change a few times.
Some poeple wonder why we would track this storm from Jonesboro, AR. There are two reasons. First, it may impact our weather next week if it makes landfall in SE Texas or Louisiana. Secondly, this may be a HUGE national news story if it takes the path that the GFDL computer model is showing this morning! If you click on the image, look at the legend, and look at the map... the GFDL has a Cat 5 Hurricane hitting Galveston/Houston area by mid-week. That would not be good.
Keep it tuned to the K8 StormTEAM and we'll keep you posted on Dean, The Weather Machine.
PS- WREX in Rockford has a cool posting about Dean and gas prices. I found the Google Earth image of the oil drills VERY cool. Click here to read their post...