Wilma's a Category 5

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Bear, Oct 19, 2005.


  1. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    All members of the Florida "Tribe" better watch this one closely and make plans to get out of the way.... it will be bad if this hits a little more west....

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    WTNT64 KNHC 190629
    TCUAT4
    HURRICANE WILMA TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE
    NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
    230 AM EDT WED OCT 19 2005
    DATA FROM A RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT HURRICANE WILMA
    HAS BECOME AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CATEGORY FIVE HURRICANE ON THE
    SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE SCALE. THE RECONNAISSANCE PLANE MEASURED
    175 MPH WINDS AND ESTIMATED A MINIMUM PRESSURE OF 892 MB. THIS IS
    THE LOWEST PRESSURE OBSERVED IN 2005 AND IS EQUIVALENT TO THE
    MINIMUM PRESSURE OF THE 1935 LABOR DAY HURRICANE IN THE FLORIDA
    KEYS.

    FORECASTER AVILA"
    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCUAT4+shtml/190629.shtml

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  2. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

    Yeah, I heard she went to a Cat 5 this morning. This storm was just classified as a 'cane yesterday, that is some major stregthening in a short time. Maybe it will fizzle out just as fast?

    I do not wish any ill will to the folks in her path, just thanking God she is not heading to N.O. (although, if they were to get hit again, maybe they would abandon the city? Nah, never happen.)

    Ryan
     
  3. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Mandatory evacuation of the Keys going on now....

    So far I am looking safe....will definitely get some bad weather..but unless it turns at the last minute and they sure do that...I will be ok..

    I am in the tip top NE of the state...My little island isn't even on that map.... :rolleyes: 14 miles long and 2.3 miles wide at the widest point......

    Amelia Island , as the more pretentious call it....I prefer the city's name , which is Fernandina Beach.....Me and the other worker bees... ;)
     
  4. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Well, if Katrina was the end all of hurricanes that will kill anything outside and in it's path, I wonder if this one will just remove Florida from the map?
     
  5. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Uh ..I hope not..since I live there...But hey.....

    We only have today...
     
  6. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

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  7. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Bear, you can't say things like that!!!
     
  8. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

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  9. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Sorry bear. I am on dial-up and all I got for the longest time was a blank entry, so I made a cutsey smartass comment. Today, I let it sit and saw the picture, so sorry about that, my bad! [beer]
     
  10. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    No worries.... actually thought it was kinda funny.... no apologies or anything neccessary...

    Resume the partying..... [beer]
     
  11. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Soooo,
    What makes a storm that big make a 90° turn like that?

    Why doesn't it just keep going towards the gulf? I'm sure it has something to do with Bears charts and pressure/crosswinds/etc but that's a drastic turn.

    melbo
     
  12. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    There's a big old cold front or low pressure that's coming down from the north that they are hoping is going to push Wilma off to the east.... Lots of days left for it to do whatever it wants.... Florida is prepping and evacuating big time.... but I still think hurricanes are pretty unpredictable.... that can go in your favor or against you.... I'll be happier when this doesn't head for another direct hit between Texas and Louisiana.... take a look... this thing going all over the place a couple of days ago....
     
  13. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    More updates.... very unpredictable...
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  14. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    TN still looks pretty safe. I won't BO yet :D
     
  15. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Here's the latest...

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