Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Wilma!!!!!!

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.

5 comments:

Bridget Unnel said...

Unbelievable -- I think we're all suffering from "Catastrophe Overload" at this point! Fingers crossed this one gives everyone a break and miraculously takes a sharp right out to sea...

RockyJay said...

I am living on a path of Wilma...

However, we are not retreating - we are just advancing in another Direction.

Caralyn said...

i have been keeping an eye on Wilma with you and your family in mind, looks like this one is gonna miss ya'all, thank god! btw, i now stick my finger out and stretch it long as i can to poke you and wifey in the ribs, you are now tagged. meme is on my blog, simple sweet short one. ty ahead of time.... :)

Texas_Ivy10 said...

Will be keeping an eye on Wilma... Hopefully this is it for the year!

BTW: It's George Bush's fault all these damn hurricanes are out this year.... you know that right?

LOL

Lucy Stern said...

I'm grateful that we have a cold front to help push Wilma the other way. I AM NOT in the mood for another hurricane.