August 23, 2001
11 a.m. Thursday -- Tropical Storm Dean, the storm that yesterday sprung out of a tropical wave,
shocking weather forecasters and drenching St. Maarten, the U.S. and British
Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, has just as quickly
subsided. With winds now at about 35 m.p.h, the storm, heading to the Turks
and Caicos, has officially been downgraded. Weather officials have canceled
all storm watches and warnings.