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Hurricane Wilma - Strongest Hurricane Ever Recorded!

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posted on Oct, 23 2005 @ 09:39 PM
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Just by chance I wanted to check the next radar site up the coast. Glad I did...



Max winds of 185kts. Thats nearly 190mph surface. That has to be a tornado. I hope.




posted on Oct, 23 2005 @ 09:42 PM
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Gulf wave map here, Marco not going to fair well:
www.oceanweather.com...

Recon Track Map:
www.sfwmd.gov...

Forget about shear, was over forecasted.



posted on Oct, 23 2005 @ 09:42 PM
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Could be a tornado, but Wilma was of course at one time the strongest 'cane recorded............. she might still have some surprises



posted on Oct, 23 2005 @ 09:45 PM
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Here is another Keys' image. Nearly 165mph wind in this one. Could be gust, sustained wind or tornado. Either way the trend seems to be toward higher numbers rather fast.





posted on Oct, 23 2005 @ 09:45 PM
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Its official. Wilma is a cat 3 again with 115mph sustained winds. Gusts in the area of 140mph. The storm is moving to the NE at 18mph. It will be in and out in a hurry.

[edit on 10/23/2005 by Indy]



posted on Oct, 23 2005 @ 09:48 PM
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RECENT DATA FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE UNIT RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT
AND FROM THE NOAA DOPPLER RADAR IN KEY WEST FLORIDA INDICATE WILMA
IS VERY NEAR CATEGORY THREE...OR MAJOR... HURRICANE STRENGTH. IF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EYEWALL CONTINUE TO PERSIST AND REMAIN WELL
ORGANIZED... THEN WILMA WILL LIKELY BE UPGRADED TO A CATEGORY THREE
HURRICANE ON THE 11 PM ADVISORY.


HURRICANE WILMA ADVISORY NUMBER 35
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 PM EDT SUN OCT 23 2005

...WILMA STRENGTHENS INTO A MAJOR CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE...

11 PM EDT POSITION...24.4 N... 83.7 W.
MOVEMENTTOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 18 MPH.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINEDWINDS...115 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 958 MB.
www.nhc.noaa.gov...


Good thing the forward momentum is increasing. Less chance of flooding


Bad thing is, it's still increasing vortex intensity.



[edit on 23-10-2005 by Regenmacher]



posted on Oct, 23 2005 @ 09:54 PM
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11 Pm Update NHC




MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 115 MPH...185 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. WILMA IS A CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
SCALE. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS EXPECTED UNTIL LANDFALL OCCURS
...AND WILMA WILL LIKELY MAKE LANDFALL AS A CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE.
SOME SLOW WEAKENING IS FORECAST AS WILMA CROSSES THE SOUTHERN
FLORIDA PENINSULA... BUT THE HURRICANE IS FORECAST TO STILL BE A
SIGNIFICANT CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE BY THE TIME THE CENTER REACHES
THE FLORIDA EAST COAST EARLY MONDAY AFTERNOON.



THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
LAKE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF MASCOTTE AND GROVELAND...

* UNTIL 1145 PM EDT

* AT 1048 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 6 MILES SOUTH
OF MASCOTTE AND GROVELAND. THE STORM WAS MOVING NORTH AT 20 MPH.
NEARLY STATIONARY.

* THE TORNADO IS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR...
MASCOTTE AND GROVELAND BY 1110 PM EDT


[edit on 23-10-2005 by Harry55]



posted on Oct, 23 2005 @ 10:01 PM
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Can someone give me a better idea of when I'm supposed to start feeling stuff? around 2am or earlier?



posted on Oct, 23 2005 @ 10:07 PM
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Worldwatcher I would guess around 2 to 3 am. The storm will enter tha Atlantic around 1 pm tommorw. We wish you and your family the best and please keep alert to tornados.
Just heard on CNN predicted Landfall 9 am in the morning.

[edit on 23-10-2005 by Harry55]



posted on Oct, 23 2005 @ 10:11 PM
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thanks harry and to rest of you guys who keep this thread going with
info.

I'm going to try to get some sleep now, while it's quiet and be up early for when things really start popping in my area.

Say NO to Cat 4!!!

[edit on 10-23-2005 by worldwatcher]



posted on Oct, 23 2005 @ 10:12 PM
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Im not going to sleep tonight. Going now to get some fappucinos and Dr. Pepper
I feel like im going through withdrawl.



posted on Oct, 23 2005 @ 10:12 PM
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Originally posted by worldwatcher
Can someone give me a better idea of when I'm supposed to start feeling stuff? around 2am or earlier?








WW: Should be getting tropical depression level winds in a couple hours and 6 hours for tropical storm winds.

Update: 8 AM hurricane force winds for all of South Florida. Looks like about 6 hour barrage of hurricane force and tropical storm force winds considering present momentum.

110KT at landfall, although if the current trends continue, category 4 cannot be ruled out.

orca.rsmas.miami.edu...




[edit on 23-10-2005 by Regenmacher]



posted on Oct, 23 2005 @ 10:36 PM
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11PM discussion is out finally:


A RECON VORTEX MESSAGE JUST HANDED TO ME NOW
INDICATES THE PRESSURE HAS DECREASED TO 957 MB.

pressure still dropping, meaning still could reach cat 4.



WILMA WILL LIKELY BE MOVING AT FORWARD
SPEEDS OF 20 KT OR GREATER WHEN IT REACHES THE SOUTHWESTERN FLORIDA
COAST AND CROSSES OVER THE SOUTHERN FLORIDA PENINSULA.

GIVEN THE FAST FORWARD SPEED EXPECTED AS WILMA TRAVERSES
THE SOUTHERN FLORIDA PENINSULA... LESS WEAKENING SHOULD OCCUR AS
COMPARED TO TYPICAL HURRICANES MOVING OVER LAND. THEREFORE... WILMA
IS EXPECTED TO BE A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE WHEN IT REACHES THE
FLORIDA EAST COAST.


www.nhc.noaa.gov...

Mixed blessings, fast forward speed but Cat 3-2 winds all the way through.

Drudge has an all-in-one image page up:
www.drudgereport.com...

[edit on 23-10-2005 by Regenmacher]



posted on Oct, 23 2005 @ 10:44 PM
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I'm in St. Petersburg (Tampa Bay Area)...

Currently, we're getting another feeder band. Our worst weather, is expected in about 4 hours... VERY heavy rain, and steady. I believe 8 inches already at the beach....

I called my office's hotline, to see if we're open tomorrow, and as of the Sun. 11pm update, WE ARE... ??? WTF are they thinking? When we open tomorrow, we'll be experiencing SUSTAINED TS force winds... As most of our workforce comes to work over bridges (which will ALL be closed), this really doesn't make a whole lot of sense....(nor does driving through TS conditions).

Guess I'll call again in the morning and see if they've come to their senses...and if not, well, I'm still in mine, hehe....and I'm not going to drive through downed power lines and non-working lights....(I mean, many of our fellow Floridians can't even figure out voting or driving in normal weather, let alone trusting them in this!)



posted on Oct, 23 2005 @ 10:57 PM
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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
CENTRAL LAKE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...TAVARES...HOWEY IN THE HILLS...
GROVELAND...FERNDALE...EUSTIS

* UNTIL 1245 AM EDT

* AT 1141 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO OVER
CLERMONT... MOVING NORTHEAST AT 5 MPH.

* THE TORNADO IS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR...
FERNDALE BY MIDNIGHT EDT
LITTLE LAKE HARRIS AND HOWEY IN THE HILLS BY 1230 AM EDT
6 MILES SOUTH OF TAVARES BY 1245 AM EDT



posted on Oct, 23 2005 @ 11:02 PM
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$ 26.73 Billion of damage projected for Wilma:
hurricane.methaz.org...

County level damage projections for Florida:
hurricane.methaz.org...

WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ZONE FORECAST...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL

HILLSBOROUGH-PASCO-PINELLAS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BRANDON...TAMPA...CLEARWATER...
ST. PETERSBURG...NEW PORT RICHEY...ZEPHYRHILLS

950 PM EDT SUN OCT 23 2005

UPDATED FOR TORNADO WATCH 837

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT...
...INLAND TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING
TO 2 PM EDT MONDAY...
...TORNADO WATCH 837 IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT MONDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NUMEROUS EVENING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...
BECOMING VERY WINDY WITH RAIN AND SQUALLS INCREASING AFTER MIDNIGHT.
ISOLATED TORNADOES POSSIBLE. LOWS IN THE LOWER 70S. NORTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 20 MPH AND GUSTY INCREASING TO 35 TO 45 MPH...WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 60 MPH TOWARD DAYBREAK. CHANCE OF RAIN 90 PERCENT.
.MONDAY...VERY WINDY. RAIN AND SQUALLS IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING
MOSTLY SUNNY BY AFTERNOON. MUCH COOLER WITH TEMPERATURES FALLING
INTO THE 60S. NORTH WINDS 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 60
MPH...BECOMING NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH IN THE
AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF RAIN 90 PERCENT.

Hmmm, would call in sick...screw that weather.



posted on Oct, 23 2005 @ 11:55 PM
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Latest recon is showing the pressure dropping to 954mb.



posted on Oct, 24 2005 @ 12:09 AM
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looks like the power is out in Key West -- have been watching the street cam and all is in a slight red glow now - so I suspect the cam is running on battery. Not even seeing the police out patroling right now.



posted on Oct, 24 2005 @ 12:21 AM
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Hmmm, how can you not say this is guided? I mean, the storm is going for Mexico, then poof, it changes on a dime... But it's just coincidence, right?

Anyways, sucks to be you! Only way to get me to live in Florida is if I got to spend millions on building a bunker that could laugh at a nuke landing right on top of it. Sorry but Florida is like Tornado Alley, you know you aren't going to die of old age because Mother Nature will get you first.



posted on Oct, 24 2005 @ 12:57 AM
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Its sorta fun at times living arouhd this type of enviroment. Its somethign I cant explain. I just respect mother nature very much! I may be moving next to the new madrid fault line next. LOL Thats going to be fun!




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