Wilma a Cat. 2 and rising

Hurricane Wilma is rapidly intensifying. She could be a major hurricane within the next few hours.

3 Responses to “Wilma a Cat. 2 and rising”

  1. Andrew says:

    No shit. You could boil eggs in that water.

  2. Peggy says:

    She already is a major hurricane — a Cat 4. In the NHC’s latest bulletin (1 am EDT), Avila states that sustained winds are at 150 mph with higher gusts and that they expect her to be a Cat 5 soon. She’s grown from a tropical storm to a strong Cat 4 in approximately 14 hours, with a 69 mb drop in pressure in eight hours. Un-freaking-believable. THe latest recon shows pressure at 901 mb, which makes her (pressure-wise) the fifth strongest Atlantic hurricane in recorded history. (Three of the top six have occurred this year).

    888 Gilbert

    892 unnamed hurricane (1935)

    897 Rita

    899 Allen

    901 Wilma

    902 Katrina

  3. Peggy says:

    Oops. I did not realize that you had already posted the info above. Sorry!