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Here is an excerpt from the hurricane discussion on our pro site by Joe on the entire mess, from Florida to what may turn into as big an event in the northeast.
Wilma. Landfall should be around sunrise tomorrow south of Naples and north of Key West with cat 3 pressure, though wind field will be spread out so the Keys and southeast Florida south of the track get it worst with sustained winds 100 gusts to 120 in the Keys, and 80 gusts to 100 elsewhere from Fort Lauderdale south around the Peninsula up to near where landfall from the southwest occurs. Winds north of the center to Tampa will gust to 60, and just north of landfall 80, with gusts to hurricane force on the east coast to the Cape and gales along all the coast to Wilmington NC. Heavy rain of 4-8 inches will occur across central and south Florida Sunday night and Monday. Winds on the outer banks tomorrow night all the way to the Delmarva and south Jersey and Long Island can reach 60 mph in gusts with steadily heavier rain amounts. The hurricane itself stays out at sea and becomes the eastern focal point of the large ellipse of low pressure with a center near 38 and 73 Tuesday night at a pressure of 988 or lower. The hurricane will probably be 300 miles east of that combining with Alpha. However the winds in the coastal waters of New england will mount to sustained storm force with gusts to hurricane force and seas should rise to 30 to 40 feet. Windswept rains of 1-2 inches should cover much of Jersey and southeast New York with 2-4 inch amounts in southeast New england Tuesday. Snows will break out tomorrow night in the high ground of PA and wave with a change to a tree snapping snowstorm from the Poconos through most of New england above 1500 feet late tomorrow night into Tuesday. The snow last night therefore ( it was talked about here last week that the first one would change ) may be the warm up for what could wind up as a foot of windwhipped snow with leaves still on trees in places. Combine this with the renewed flood potential, coastal hurricane conditions in gusts, and the damaging inland snow potential and certainly for New England this month goes down as one of the worst Octobers weather wise in history
You cant make this stuff up.
Originally posted by Indy
It is rapidly becoming better organized. Why is it when I look at this storm I see hurricane Hugo? I'm saying it right now... don't be shocked if this sucker rapidly intensifies to a cat 4. I'm guessing right now 125 to 135 range. Be wrong. Be wrong.
Originally posted by worldwatcher
I'm really getting nervous now
butterflies in the stomach and the whole nine yards.
Can someone tell me what happened to the wind shear and why Wilma is strengtening and not weakening?
Come on Wind Shear!!!!!!