Monday, October 24, 2005

Hurricane Wilma- Update Monday, October 24, 2005

Hurricane Wilma- Update Monday, October 24, 2005

11:00 PM EDT.... Wilma's maximum sustained winds had weakened from 125 mph when coming on shore early this morning, (a Cat. 3,) to near 105 MPH, (a Cat 2,) at the time of the 1:00 PM Advisory... Yet at the time of the latest (11:00 PM) Public Advisory... Wilma had MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS of near 125 MPH with higher gust... Wilma was a Strong Category Three Hurricane and some weakening is forecast during the next 24 hours... Wilma is moving toward the northeast near 47 mph and a continued increase in forward speed is expected during the next 24 hours... Hurricane Force Winds extend outward up to 105 miles from the center and Tropical Storm Force Winds extend outward up to 260 miles...
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For complete up to date ADVISORIES & WARNINGS about this storm click here:
National Hurricane Center
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>>>>NEW- Video Hurricane Local Statement KEY WEST, FL

Special Note: It was reported early Wednesday morning (10/19/05) that Wilma had maximum sustained winds of 175mph with higher gust and data from a Reconnaissance Aircraft had estimated a minimum pressure of 882 MB. This was the Lowest Minimum Pressure ever measured in a Hurricane in the Atlantic Basin... Yet... as of today at 11:00 PM EDT, the estimated Minimum Central Pressure was 959 MB.

As of 5:00 PM ... Tropical Depression ALPHA (Click here for PUBLIC ADVISORY) had Maximum sustained Winds of near 35 MPH with higher gust... Estimated Minimum Central Pressure is 1004 MB... Alpha was a Tropical Depression and should DISSIPATE during the next 12 to 24 hours as it is absorbed by the much larger and powerful... Hurricane Wilma. This is the last post on Tropical Depression ALPHA...
Tropical Storm Alpha made for a record for the most Tropical Storms in the Atlantic Basin in one year (22nd named Tropical Storm) and the first time the Greek Alphabet has ever been used to name an Atlantic Storm. This Storm named “ALPHA” developed into a storm and into the record books last Saturday 10/22/05.
(All info gathered from Public Advisories and Warnings issued by the National Weather Service - Tropical Prediction Center/National Hurricane Center, Miami, FL )

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