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Dean - 1995
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TROPICAL STORM DEAN

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Tropical Storm Dean

A stationary trough that extended from the northern Gulf of Mexico through Florida developed a weak circulation at the tail end on July 27. The system had thunderstorm activity, but it was reported as disorganized. On July 28, outflow became established and favorable conditions allowed it to strengthen into Tropical Depression Four about 300 miles southeast of New Orleans at about 1 PM EST. The depression moved to the WNW at a slow pace, steered by a high pressure ridge located over the central United States. Despite being under favorable conditions, the depression failed to strengthen and organize over the next few days, until it neared closer to the coast, and finally became Tropical Storm Dean on July 30 while located just 60 miles south of the Texas coast. Dean reached its peak intensity at the next advisory, with a pressure of 999 and winds of 45 mph. Just six hours later, Dean made landfall near Freeport, Texas with winds of 45 mph. After landfall, the storm weakened quickly to a depression and turned slowly to the north before dissipating over Oklahoma on August 2. There were no reports of injuries or deaths associated with Dean. However, rainfall was a problem causing near $500,000 in damage, since the depression stalled over Texas numerous times after it made landfall.

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