Wednesday, October 19, 2005
There has never been a hurricane like Wilma before. With an unbelievable round of intensification that saw the pressure drop 87 mb in just 12 hours, Wilma smashed the all-time record for lowest pressure in an Atlantic hurricane this morning. The 4 am hurricane hunter report put the pressure at 882 mb, easily besting the previous record of 888 mb set in Hurricane Gilbert of 1988. Holy shit! What an active hurricane season we've had! Who'd of thunk that we'd have 3 Cat. 5 storms decide to threaten the Gulf coast this year? Wilma is another monster in a string of them this year. Luckily, we only have about 6 weeks left of hurricane season.