Hurricane Dean is a category three storm now with sustained winds of 125 miles per hour. It’s over the Yucatan now being away from it’s fuel source it should continue to weaken until it gets back over water.
Dean made landfall as a category 5 storm with sustained winds of 165 miles per hour and gusts to 200 mph. It isn’t too often you get the chance to watch a strengthening category five hurricane make landfall. It had a minimum pressure of 906 millibars at landfall. It’s in the top ten for strongest storms in the Atlantic basin.