All right class, it appears one or 2 of you are still in kindergarden. FTR(that's for the record), I don't believe ANYBODY said HURRICANE DEAN would go up the east coast. In fact we showed a scenario why it couldn't make a northward turn. Once it bacame a HURRICANE, its track was nearly straight westward. Now back to basics, a tropical system is like a cake (forgive me class if you remember me saying this before), you must have all the right ingredie.....