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Hurricane Wilma - Strongest Hurricane Ever Recorded!

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posted on Oct, 15 2005 @ 10:19 PM
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Will this one be Wilma?


...Slowly moving depression gradually organizing in the western
Caribbean...
At 11 PM EDT...0300z...the government of the Cayman Islands has
issued a Tropical Storm Warning and a Hurricane Watch for all of
the Cayman Islands. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical
storm conditions are expected within the warning area within the
next 24 hours. A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions
are possible within the watch area...generally within 36 hours.


www.wunderground.com...


(title edit to reflect status)



[edit on 18-10-2005 by pantha]

[edit on 19-10-2005 by Gazrok]




posted on Oct, 15 2005 @ 11:56 PM
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Hi All,

I seem to be experiencing a borderline obsession with hurricanes here lately. I cant help but feeling like I HAVE to watch all of the developements this season. (I started with Arlene in June) I have watched the developements of the storms for the last 3 years, but nowhere to the level that I am at now. It is a weird realization that I have just now discovered.




At anyrate, here is Dr Jeff Masters blog info written 9:36 PM on October 15, 2005:




Tropical Depression 24 is here, but it won't be called that for very long. All indications are that this will be Tropical Storm Wilma on Sunday, and Hurricane Wilma by Tuesday. The areal coverage of the deep convection continues to increase, low-level spiral banding has appeared, and upper-level outflow is now good on the west and north sides of the depression. The upper level anti-cyclone has overhead has grown better defined, and wind shear remains a low five knots.

Global computer models forecast that the shear will continue to remain low the next several days over the western Caribbean, where the depression is expected to remain. The chances of this storm growing to hurricane strength are high, and I expect this will be a major hurricane of a least Category 3 strength five days from now. The last three GFDL model runs have consistently been bringing the storm to major hurricane strength.



Figure 1. Historical tracks of tropical depressions that have formed in the western Caribbean in October.

Steering currents are expected to remain weak, and the computer models are forecasting a slow movement to the west or west-southwest the next three days. After that, most of the models agree on a more northerly track towards Cuba as a trough of low pressure swinging across the U.S. exerts a pull on the system. This is a typical track for October systems forming in the western Caribbean, as we can see from the historical track map shown in Figure 1. If this system does eventually affect the U.S., the most likely target would be the Florida Keys or the southwest coast of Florida. Historically, however, most storms forming in October in the western Caribbean miss the U.S. entirely, affecting just the Cayman Islands, Cuba, and the Bahamas. There is a chance that this trough would be too weak to recurve the system, and that instead it would continue west or drift southwest towards Honduras like Category 5 Hurricane Mitch did in October 1998.



He had predicted earlier that a TD system would develope here. (Based on computer models) Of course the question is where will this storm eventually make landfall?




posted on Oct, 16 2005 @ 01:00 AM
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as of 2:00 am EDT on October 16, 2005

...Tropical depression slowly getting better organized as it
remains nearly stationary over the western Caribbean Sea...


www.wunderground.com...

Looks like this one may be Tropical Storm Wilma soon.



posted on Oct, 16 2005 @ 01:37 AM
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Originally posted by sylvrshadow
Hi All,

I seem to be experiencing a borderline obsession with hurricanes here lately.


Weather addiction, watch two thunderstorms and call the forecast office in the morning.


Hurricanes are a fantastic phenomena of epic energy. One major hurricane = 8000 megatons of nuclear weapons. Where else can you see such raw uncontrolled display of force dance upon the surface of earth? The show of nature shows. Okay enough, hi my name is Rainmaker and I am a weather addict too...




TD#24 should become a tropical storm in less than 24 hours
and be named name Wilma, yabba dabba doo.



posted on Oct, 16 2005 @ 07:31 AM
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Looks like this one will be Wilma very soon.

A hurricane.. and it seems to be headed to the gulf.. and perhaps Florida.

Here we go again?








More here:

www.nhc.noaa.gov...




[edit on 16-10-2005 by UM_Gazz]



posted on Oct, 16 2005 @ 08:12 AM
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So this might be Hurricane Wilma? That's the last one on the list, isn't it? Then we have Hurricane Alpha, right?



posted on Oct, 16 2005 @ 10:25 AM
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Originally posted by Toxic Fox
So this might be Hurricane Wilma? That's the last one on the list, isn't it? Then we have Hurricane Alpha, right?


That is correct!

This just in...




Tropical storm warning for Cayman Islands

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands - A tropical storm warning was in effect Sunday for the Cayman Islands and residents began preparing for the worst. The U.S. Gulf Coast could be affected later in the week, forecasters said.

The system could become Tropical Storm Wilma, which would make it the 21st named storm of the season, tying the record for the most storms in an Atlantic season, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said.

The only other time so many storms have formed since record keeping began 154 years ago was in 1933, when Franklin Delano Roosevelt was president and the United States was in the midst of the Depression.



Please visit the link provided for the complete story.





posted on Oct, 16 2005 @ 12:42 PM
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Well, from one weather nut to the others I was hoping we would get through this month with no more storms. Looks like I was wrong.
Statement as of 11:00 am EDT on October 16, 2005 uWeather


An Air Force reconnaissance aircraft will be reaching
the depression early this afternoon to better assess the strength
of the cyclone. The upper-level flow pattern remains extremely
favorable for development...with low shear and good anticyclonic
outflow...and there is a deep supply of warm water in the northwest
Caribbean. The rapid instensification component of the SHIPS model
is increasingly suggesting the likelihood of rapid development...
but a better defined inner core structure needs to form first. The
GFDL model brings the depression to major hurricane status within
three days...and the large scale factors are certainly in place to
allow this to happen.

If nothing changes Hurricane Wilma will be making history. I am always concerned when these storms are female by name......



posted on Oct, 16 2005 @ 01:38 PM
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If nothing changes Hurricane Wilma will be making history. I am always concerned when these storms are female by name......


Hey, you ever see women at a store during a shoe sale, or Christmas shopping at the last minute?

Or, of couse... the hallowed...

GIRL FIGHT!



posted on Oct, 16 2005 @ 03:51 PM
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People will be looking at the storm shaking their fists screaming, "WIIIILLMAAAAAAA" and then realize what just happened.



posted on Oct, 16 2005 @ 07:17 PM
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8 pm est update NOAA

quote:
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MPH... 55 KM/HR... WITH HIGHER GUSTS. THE DEPRESSION IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM DURING
THE NEXT 24 HOURS. IF IT DOES SO... IT WILL TIE THE RECORD OF 21
NAMED STORMS SET IN 1933.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1001 MB...29.56 INCHES.
NOAA BUOY 42057... LOCATED ABOUT 65 MILES WEST OF THE CIRCULATION
CENTER... RECENTLY REPORTED A PRESSURE OF 1004 MB.

THE DEPRESSION IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO
6 INCHES OVER THE CAYMAN ISLANDS AND JAMAICA... WITH ISOLATED
AMOUNTS OF 8 TO 12 INCHES POSSIBLE.


Next update at 11 pm est.
www.nhc.noaa.gov...


[edit on 16-10-2005 by Harry55]



posted on Oct, 16 2005 @ 07:25 PM
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Yup, Wilma is on her way and could reach major hurricane status within 2-3 days.

AccuWeather: Wilma Is on the Way!




posted on Oct, 16 2005 @ 07:29 PM
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I live in Florida and I'm not freaking out, whats with you guys?
I keep up to date with all the weather bulletins, guess I'm just used to them.



posted on Oct, 16 2005 @ 07:36 PM
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Originally posted by Hellmutt
Yup, Wilma is on her way and could reach major hurricane status within 2-3 days.

AccuWeather: Wilma Is on the Way!



Won't that strong high-pressure area keep the hurricane out of the central/northern gulf area? Hmm.



posted on Oct, 16 2005 @ 07:40 PM
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So if the high weakens, TD #24 could head towards Florida and if it stays strong, it will head towards Mexico. How long is the forcast for this high and will it remain staionary or will it move?



posted on Oct, 16 2005 @ 07:50 PM
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Computer models show a chance of it hitting the Yucatan Peninsula'





posted on Oct, 16 2005 @ 10:11 PM
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Tropical Depression Twenty-Four Discussion Number 6

Statement as of 11:00 PM EDT on October 16, 2005

the convective structure of the depression has certainly changed
during the past 24 hours. While outer bands have dissipated...
some very deep convection has erupted near and especially to the
south of the circulation center tonight... although the convection
has been percolating rather than maintaining consistency near the
center. Dvorak intensity estimates at 00z were t2.5/35 kt from
TAFB and SAB and t2.0/30 kt from AFWA. Wind observations from NOAA
buoy 42057 about 60 miles west of the center and outside of the
convection have been no stronger than 19 kt during the evening...
and it is not certain that the winds are twice that strong beneath
the deep convection. Even though the advisory intensity is held at
30 kt... the depression appears very close to tropical storm status
and will likely reach it on Monday morning.


www.wunderground.com...




Should be TS Wilma by tomorrow morning. Still heading toward Yucatan Peninsula.



posted on Oct, 17 2005 @ 03:33 AM
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It's OFFICIAL: It's now Tropical Storm Wilma

...TROPICAL STORM WILMA BECOMES THE 21ST NAMED STORM OF THE 2005
ATLANTIC SEASON OVER THE NORTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA...
...TIES THE RECORD FOR NAMED STORMS SET BACK IN 1933...
www.nhc.noaa.gov...






[edit on 17-10-2005 by Regenmacher]



posted on Oct, 17 2005 @ 04:07 AM
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Mods can you please change the subject name to Tropical Storm Wilma? Thanks.



posted on Oct, 17 2005 @ 08:25 AM
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I heard Joe Bastardi say that this could a major hurricane at landfall in FLORIDA!!!!

At least there is lots of time for everyone to monitor this storm. I'm praying for the people in Central America, they really don't need any more rain.



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