Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Hurricane Wilma

Wilma is now officially a hurricane. The NHC reports:
A high likelihood of rapid strengthening is indicated...and it is likely that Wilma will be a major hurricane when it enters the southeastern Gulf of Mexico. As Wilma accelerates northeastward late in the forecast period...wind shear is forecast to increase...but there may not be enough of it to weaken Wilma very quickly.

There has been little change to the track forecast thinking.... as it progresses high pressure over the Gulf of Mexico is expected to weaken...allowing Wilma to move through the northwestern Caribbean and enter the southeastern Gulf of Mexico in about three days... [A]n acceleration northeastward is expected.

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