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Meteorological history of Hurricane Wilma Map plotting the track and the intensity of the storm, according to the Saffir—Simpson scale During mid-Octobera large area of disturbed weather developed across much of the Caribbean Sea, as a lower-tropospheric low interacted with a broad area of disturbed weather, aided by an upper-level low across the region.
A broad area of low pressure developed on October 13 to the southeast of Jamaica, and slowly became more concentrated as upper-level wind shear gradually decreased.
Initially, development was slow, due to the large size of the storm and a flat pressure gradient. However, convection gradually organized, and from October 18 through October 19, Wilma underwent explosive deepening over the open waters of the Caribbean Sea.
During its intensification on October 19, the hurricane's eye shrank to as small as 2. Despite Wilma spending 24 hours over land, it reemerged with little intensity lost, and began to re-intensify shortly after. This was perhaps due to its large size and because the majority of its circulation remained over the warm waters of the northwest Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.
A powerful trough turned the hurricane to the northeast and accelerated its forward motion. Key West received several feet of water in the low-lying areas and flooded homes. The Lower Keys also experienced an unusual flood: First, as the storm approached Florida, it pushed water across the keys from south to north.
As the storm finally crossed into the Everglades, all the water that had been pushed by the storm was released as Wilma crossed the peninsula. The water then raced back across the Lower Keys a second time and went back out to sea. This caused additional flooding and costly damage.
On October 26, Wilma transitioned into an extratropical cycloneand on the next day, the remnants of Wilma were absorbed by another extratropical storm over Atlantic Canada. A tropical storm warning was issued in Honduras from the border with Nicaragua westward to Cabo Camaron at The hurricane watch and tropical storm warning for the Cayman Islands were both discontinued at In Belizeanother tropical storm warning became in effect at On October 21, the tropical storm warning in Honduras was discontinued at Quintana Roo government officials declared a red alert on the evening of October The hurricane watch was upgraded to a hurricane warning for Ciudad de la Habana, La Habana, and Pinar del Rio provinces at All warnings and watches for Cuba were discontinued late on October Early the following day, the hurricane watch was upgraded to a hurricane warning on the west coast and on the east coast from Jupiter Inlet southward, including Lake Okeechobee.
Simultaneously, the portion of the tropical storm watch from Titusville to Flagler Beach was upgraded to a tropical storm warning. The tropical storm warning was extended further northward to St.
Twelve hours later, the tropical storm watch was discontinued from St. Augustine to Fernandina Beach. Orange juice futures reached the highest level in six years on October 19, closing up 2. The professional football game scheduled for Sunday was moved ahead to Friday night. A concert by the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nailsexpected to have taken place October 24, was postponed and later cancelled.
Many homes failed to board windows or apply hurricane shutters, as well. Officials ordered evacuations for the eastern and western portion of Grand Bahama island, and established multiple shelters on the island.Hurricane Katrina was the eleventh named tropical storm, fourth hurricane, third major hurricane, and first Category 5 hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season.
It caused great destruction in Bahamas, South Florida, Louisiana (especially Greater New Orleans), Mississippi, Alabama, Florida Panhandle and most of eastern North America.5/5(1).
Hurricane Wilma is the most intense hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Basin. The atmospheric pressure was millibars on Wednesday, Oct making it a category 5.
Wilma was the 21st storm of the hurricane season. The National Hurricane Center in published a memorandum titled "The deadliest, costliest, and most intense United States tropical cyclones from to (and other frequently requested hurricane facts).".
Hurricane Wilma was the most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Atlantic basin, and the second-most intense tropical cyclone recorded in the Western Hemisphere, after Hurricane Patricia in Part of the record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season.
It is hit almost every year, doing severe damage, hurricanes can be dangerous killers, and hurricanes are rated in intensity on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, this scale rates hurricane by their wind speed, barometric pressure, storm surge height, and damage potential. The National Hurricane Center in published a memorandum titled "The deadliest, costliest, and most intense United States tropical cyclones from to (and other frequently requested hurricane facts).".