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Hurricane Wilma - Strongest Hurricane Ever Recorded!

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posted on Oct, 19 2005 @ 01:48 AM
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WTF! THIS IS INSANE!!!!!!

IM SORRY MY POST ON THIS THREAD HAVE BEEN POINTLESS. But at this point im #ting my pantalones!

[edit on 10/19/2005 by AndrewTB]




posted on Oct, 19 2005 @ 01:52 AM
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Hi All,

I saw that Indy! On weather underground they were saying the recon plance had trouble getting the readings because the eye is so small at 4 NM in diameter. It makes me wonder if the pressure is even lower than they initially read. I am sure the eyewall replacement will happen soon although I dont know when. Here is a nice weather.com motion graph where you can actually see Wilma grow.



[EDIT::OOPS-- not very animated huh?!
here is the link though: Wilma animated IR ]

The weather folks are all in shock from the tome of the reports. I guess they are emulating your avatar huh Indy?


[edit on 19-10-2005 by sylvrshadow]



posted on Oct, 19 2005 @ 01:55 AM
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The Weather Channel just stated that the eye is closing in on 2 miles. Just like the pressure drop... I have never seen anything like this before. I'm just thankful that this storm isn't anywhere near a major population center at this time. Odds are it will weaken a great deal before landfall.



posted on Oct, 19 2005 @ 01:59 AM
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Hi All,

AndrewTB,

Will this storm make a direct hit where you live? I can completely understand your worry! I am sure FEMA is having live chickens right now about this storm. I do hope she doesnt doo much damage. At least they dont predict her to land as a cat4 or 5. (although 3 is certainly bad enough). If the storm comes for you will you be able to evacuate?



posted on Oct, 19 2005 @ 02:02 AM
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Originally posted by sylvrshadow
Hi All,

AndrewTB,

Will this storm make a direct hit where you live? I can completely understand your worry! I am sure FEMA is having live chickens right now about this storm. I do hope she doesnt doo much damage. At least they dont predict her to land as a cat4 or 5. (although 3 is certainly bad enough). If the storm comes for you will you be able to evacuate?

I plan on evacuating for cat 4 and above only. Cat 3 is bad but survivable. I dont play with mother nature. I just dont know if I should trust forcasters about it hitting south florida. I live in Tampa. Either way if it lands as cat 4-5 down towards the far south parts of florida im going to feel it big time.

I dont know if you have ever been in this situation of worrying but when charley was forcast to make a direct hit where i was living at the time (right by the bay) I was going completley insane. Its a sinking feeling.


To top things off im babysitting a neighbors dog. Imainge this....
Evacuating with 3 dogs, 4 people and trying to take all you can possibly save. In a Ford Focus Sedan!

The dogs owner is in North Carolina and wont be able to make it down. I wont allow an animal to be left behind so its going to be a long ass ride with 2 dogs in my lap all the way up to TN!!!!!!

[edit on 10/19/2005 by AndrewTB]



posted on Oct, 19 2005 @ 02:08 AM
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There are some things to keep in mind when you monitor this storm. It is a very powerful storm but a very small storm. Hurricane winds extend some 50 miles. Also if you watch the forecast track it takes off on friday and moves an incredible distance in 48 hours. So the damage path won't be wide and the storm won't linger for hours and hours causing massive damage. It will be in and out in a hurry. Also this system will be passing over cooler water and encountering shear which will weaken the system. Hard to say exactly but if this storm takes a path towards the south west coast of Florida I'm guessing you'll be seeing sustained winds of 120 to 130mph at landfall. There is a HUGE difference in the amount of damage done by 120mph winds and 175mph winds. BUT... stuff really starts to break at 100mph.



posted on Oct, 19 2005 @ 02:11 AM
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AndrewTB,

I have only been in one hurricane, when I was around 10, and even then we only got the storm as it weakened. I remember being a bit excited because I thought it would be a really loud and flashy thunder storm. It was only years later when i was older that I realized how powerful they were and the damage they could do. What is your anxiety mostly from do you think? The damage or the actual storm itself? Since your area is part of hurricane alley, have you ever considered moving? (If that is an option)

I wish I could tell you not to worry yourself sick, but after this hurricane season, my words would ring quite hollow. So I will instead send you this (**HUG**) and this (**GOOD_LUCK_PRAYER**) in the hopes it will make you feel a bit better.
I am glad to know that you dont play with nature and will make plans to leave if the worst happens.



posted on Oct, 19 2005 @ 02:13 AM
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Originally posted by sylvrshadow
AndrewTB,

I have only been in one hurricane, when I was around 10, and even then we only got the storm as it weakened. I remember being a bit excited because I thought it would be a really loud and flashy thunder storm. It was only years later when i was older that I realized how powerful they were and the damage they could do. What is your anxiety mostly from do you think? The damage or the actual storm itself? Since your area is part of hurricane alley, have you ever considered moving? (If that is an option)

I wish I could tell you not to worry yourself sick, but after this hurricane season, my words would ring quite hollow. So I will instead send you this (**HUG**) and this (**GOOD_LUCK_PRAYER**) in the hopes it will make you feel a bit better.
I am glad to know that you dont play with nature and will make plans to leave if the worst happens.


Yup. I will also try to contact someone here by phone if they want to volunteer. Only if I decide to stay. Have the video camera, gun and other supplies ready. Who knows god works in weird ways.

I would love to leave this hell hole called Florida. But everyone else in my family thinks otherwise.

Im 18 but choose to stay near family for now.

[edit on 10/19/2005 by AndrewTB]



posted on Oct, 19 2005 @ 02:42 AM
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Originally posted by AndrewTB
I would love to leave this hell hole called Florida. But everyone else in my family thinks otherwise.

Im 18 but choose to stay near family for now.


I would start making plans to get the heck out of there.
Wilma is now at 175MPH and it's pressure is at 892MB.



posted on Oct, 19 2005 @ 02:56 AM
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Speaking of anxiety and such, and this is slightly off topic. Last year I went through two of them here in Florida while staying at two different locations. Each time there is the long hours of checking the news and watching the weather gradually worsen as it approached, and the anticipation of what the worst part is going to be like and what to do if anything goes wrong. Then just before the eye wall gets to us…..
Blammozzzzzz.....
fell asleep and slept right through the whole thing…..
Twice mind you.
WTF is up with that?

House could have dropped on me and I most likely would not have woken up, some of the deepest I ever remember sleeping in my life.

This was not only me either, I talked to two relatives after the storm and they reported the same thing, saw all the buildup and slept right through the part we were waiting on. Never been much of a believer in weather control but could they be using Ambien to control these things….lol

Anyway not sure if it’s pressure change issue, running ragged before they hit and finally having nothing to do but sit and wait, or what, but I would like to know if anyone else experienced this.



posted on Oct, 19 2005 @ 02:59 AM
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LOL same thing happend to me when the cat 1 went over us last year.

Thing is I was stupid and went to sleep right by a window. As in right on it. LOL. Dunno why. But this year I have a camcorder!



posted on Oct, 19 2005 @ 03:04 AM
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I'm trying to verify it but I believe one of the dropsondes observed a pressure of 873mb. Guess we will know shortly. I hope I didn't read the data correctly.

I think I did read it wrong.

[edit on 10/19/2005 by Indy]



posted on Oct, 19 2005 @ 03:39 AM
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With this latest hurricane hunter observation Hurricane Wilma is the deepest storm EVER in this hemisphere. It has passed Gilbert with 884 mb (26.10").

000
URNT12 KNHC 190835
VORTEX DATA MESSAGE
A. 19/08:00:30Z
B. 17 deg 03 min N
082 deg 20 min W
C. 700 mb 2082 m
D. NA kt
E. NA deg nm
F. 320 deg 166 kt
G. 221 deg 003 nm
H. 884 mb
I. 10 C/ 3073 m
J. 24 C/ 3043 m
K. 10 C/ NA
L. CLOSED
M. C4
N. 12345/ 7
O. 0.02 / 1 nm
P. AF308 0724A WILMA OB 16
MAX FL WIND 168 KT SE QUAD 06:10:20 Z

[edit on 10/19/2005 by Indy]



posted on Oct, 19 2005 @ 03:56 AM
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Holy Fricken Moly!!! Seriously, this season is OFF THE CHARTS!!! Got to run to work......



posted on Oct, 19 2005 @ 03:59 AM
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Yea I was just watching the Weather Channel (1am PST Oct 19th). Wilma is a category 5 with sustained winds up to 170mph. Expected to increase?

Oh, and earlier I looked up when Rita hit.
en.wikipedia.org...
Rita
"After peaking in strength at 175 mph (280 km/h) steady winds, it made landfall between Sabine Pass, Texas, and Johnson's Bayou, Louisiana, at 02:38 CDT (07:38 UTC) on September 24, 2005 as a Category 3 hurricane."

It is Oct 19th. Around the same time Rita was in the water last month? Hmmmmm. And I live in California. Before Rita hit, I looked up and saw the moon directly South East. The moon has really been around the last few nights. Coming from South East and heading West. I really think the moon has something to do with these hurricanes. How close will Rita's landfall day closely match Wilma's landfall date? I expect somewhere around the 24th.

[edit on 19-10-2005 by PizzaCrust]

[edit on 19-10-2005 by PizzaCrust]



posted on Oct, 19 2005 @ 04:04 AM
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Well, I guess its time for me to start paying attention. I live in Cape Coral which is directly in the path. I stayed through Charley and we only lost part of our roof, our lanai, and the fireplace chimney. It's just so difficult to evacuate from Southwest Florida. We have another home in North Florida, but who knows if it is safe there? With gasoline prices it really hurts to leave work and head north 600 or more miles to try to get out of the path and then half the time it ends up either totally missing us or coming to where we have fled. In order to get out you have to take I-75 too, and you have to leave at least three days ahead of the storm in order to avoid being stuck in traffic. I'm not sure what I will do at this point



posted on Oct, 19 2005 @ 04:07 AM
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Make plans and keep an eye on this storm. It may drop in category or turn. No sense in jumping the gun. We don't know what this thing is gonna do.



posted on Oct, 19 2005 @ 04:44 AM
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www.wunderground.com...


Statement as of 5:00 am EDT on October 19, 2005

...Air Force reconnaissance plane reported 884 mb...the lowest
minimum pressure ever measured in a hurricane in the Atlantic
Basin...this value should be used with caution until calibrated...


Wow! talk about a record breaking year!



posted on Oct, 19 2005 @ 04:45 AM
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ILl take your advice elf. Right now im just thinking of what im bringing if I go. Take all the valueable stuff in case I need to sell it off or pawn it for cash etc...



posted on Oct, 19 2005 @ 06:26 AM
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someone want to explain to me the whole pinpoint eye thing?

i heard it used in a weather report like it was some sort of bad omen. but yeah me and my roommates are leaving orlando if it looks to land as anything more powerful than a 4.

is it better or worse to have all plastic windows?



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