posted on Jul, 18 2005 @ 08:27 AM
Of course, only 156 is needed for Cat 5, so for all intents and purposes, at the time, it was a Cat 5 as far as threat....
Anyhoo, now it's much weaker, but still nasty, and will eventually restrengthen most likely....
From NOAA (8am EDT Monday Advisory)
SATELLITE IMAGES AND DATA FROM CANCUN RADAR INDICATE THAT AT 8 AM
EDT...1200Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE EMILY WAS LOCATED OVER
THE YUCATAN PENINSULA NEAR LATITUDE 21.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 88.9
WEST JUST NORTHWEST OF TIZIMIN OR ABOUT 50 MILES...80 KM...EAST-
NORTHEAST OF MERIDA MEXICO.
EMILY IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 17 MPH...28 KM/HR.
THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS. EMILY
IS EXPECTED TO EMERGE INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO LATER THIS MORNING.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 100 MPH...160
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. EMILY IS A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE
SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE. SOME RE-STRENGTHENING IS EXPECTED WHEN EMILY
MOVES BACK OVER WATER.
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES... 95 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 150 MILES...240 KM.
[edit on 18-7-2005 by Gazrok]