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    Hurricane now down to 892 MB. Winds at 175 MPH.
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    This turned into a real beast rather fast, really bad season this year
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    Cat 5, tied the all-time lowest pressure recorded at 892mb...

    Incredible.

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    Pressure is now 884 MB-- strongest ever in the Atlantic.
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    gads...when i left for work last night, i do not know if the thing was even a three yet - i know it was only a one when i went to sleep yesterday afternoon.
    i get home...and it is a five now!
    if i recall correctly, the highest projection i saw as recently as yesterday was a category three.
    amazing.

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    Wilma Now Most Intense Atlantic Storm Ever

    http://www.breitbart.com/news/2005/10/19/D8DB43VG3.html

    By FREDDY CUEVAS
    Associated Press Writer

    SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras

    Gathering strength at a fierce pace, Hurricane Wilma swirled into the most intense Atlantic storm ever recorded Wednesday, a Category 5 monster packing 175 mph wind that forecasters warned was "extremely dangerous."

    Wilma was dumping rain on Central America and Mexico. A hurricane watch was in effect for the east coast of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, parts of Cuba and the Cayman Islands, and forecasters warned of a "significant threat" to Florida by the weekend.

    "All interests in the Florida Keys and the Florida peninsula should closely monitor the progress of extremely dangerous Hurricane Wilma," the National Hurricane Center in Miami said.

    Wilma's top sustained winds reached 175 mph early Wednesday in the most rapid strengthening ever recorded in a hurricane, said meteorologist Hugh Cobb of the National Hurricane Center in Miami. At the same time Tuesday, Wilma was only a tropical storm with winds of 70 mph.

    Its confirmed pressure readings Wednesday morning dropped to 882 millibars _ the lowest ever measured in a hurricane in the Atlantic basin, according to the hurricane center. The strongest on record based on the lowest pressure reading is Hurricane Gilbert in 1988, which dipped to 888 millibars.

    Typically, the lower the pressure, the faster the air speeds. But because the pressure around each storm is different, lower pressure doesn't always correspond to a specific wind speed.

    Forecasters said Wilma was more powerful than the devastating September 1935 hurricane that hit the Florida Keys, the strongest Atlantic hurricane to make landfall on record. But Wilma wasn't expected to keep its record strength for long, as higher disruptive atmospheric winds in the Gulf of Mexico around the hurricane should weaken it before landfall, Cobb said.

    At 8 a.m., the hurricane was centered about 340 miles southeast of Cozumel, Mexico. Maximum sustained wind remained at 175 mph, forecasters said. It was moving west-northwest at nearly 8 mph and was expected to turn northwest.

    The storm may dump up to 25 inches of rain in mountainous areas of Cuba through Friday, and as much as 15 inches in the Caymans and Jamaica through Thursday. Up to 12 inches was possible from Honduras through the Yucatan peninsula, the U.S. weather service said.

    Jamaica, Cuba, Nicaragua and Honduras were getting heavy rain from the storm, though it wasn't likely to make landfall in any of those countries. Forecasts showed it would likely turn toward the narrow Yucatan Channel between Cuba and Mexico's Cancun region _ then move into the storm-weary gulf.

    With heavy rain, high wind, and rough seas already pounding coastal areas, flood-prone Honduras warned that Wilma posed "an imminent threat to life and property" and closed two seaports on its Caribbean coast. Neighboring Nicaragua also declared an alert. Authorities in the Cayman Islands had earlier called an alert.

    Honduras and its neighbors already are recovering from flooding and mudslides caused earlier this month from storms related to Hurricane Stan. At least 796 people were killed, most of them in Guatemala, with many more still missing.

    Cuba issued a hurricane watch for the western end of the island from Matanzas to Pinar del Rio, as well as the Isle of Youth. Mexico issued a hurricane watch for nearly all of its Caribbean coast from Punta Gruesa to Cabo Catoche, an area that includes the resort of Cancun.

    Wilma already had been blamed for one death in Jamaica as a tropical depression Sunday. It has flooded several low-lying communities and triggered mudslides that blocked roads and damaged several homes, said Barbara Carby, head of Jamaica's emergency management office. She said that some 250 people were in shelters throughout the island.

    Although the storm was not expected to approach Florida until the weekend, some residents began buying water, canned food and other emergency supplies early. Many said they take every storm seriously now, after witnessing the devastation from a succession of hurricanes that have ravaged the southern United States.

    "People have learned their lesson and know better how to prepare. We're not waiting until the last minute anymore," said Andrea Yerger, 48, of Port Charlotte, Fla. She was buying material to protect her house, which had to be gutted because of extensive damage from Hurricane Charley last year.

    Wilma's track could take it near Punta Gorda on Florida's southwestern Gulf Coast and other areas in the state hit by Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, in August 2004.

    Forecasters urged Florida residents to closely monitor Wilma. The state has seen seven hurricanes hit or pass close by since August causing more than $20 billion in estimated damage and killing nearly 150 people.

    In the Cayman Islands, authorities urged businesses to close early Tuesday to give employees time to prepare for the storm. Schools were ordered to close on Wednesday.

    In Mexico, the MTV Latin America Video Music Awards ceremony, originally scheduled to be held Thursday at a seaside park south of Cancun, were moved up one day to avoid possible effects from Wilma.

    Forecasters said Wilma should avoid the central U.S. Gulf coast devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, which killed more than 1,200 people and caused billions of dollars in damage.

    The hurricane is the record-tying 12th of the season, the same number reached in 1969. That is the most for one season since record-keeping began in 1851.

    On Monday, Wilma became the Atlantic hurricane season's 21st named storm, tying the record set in 1933 and exhausting the list of names for this year.

    The six-month hurricane season does not end until Nov. 30. Any new storms would be named with letters from the Greek alphabet, starting with Alpha.

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    Associated Press writers Mitch Stacy in Punta Gorda, Florida, and Jay Ehrhart in George Town, Cayman Islands, contributed to this report.
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    I was just reading that Wilma is expected to dump up to 50 inches of rain in some areas. That is amazing. 50 inches or rain? I can't imagine the amount of flooding that will be caused.

    BTW, Tropical Storm Alpha is close to forming.
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    From Steve Kelley, Times-Picayune editorial cartoonist.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
    I was just reading that Wilma is expected to dump up to 50 inches of rain in some areas. That is amazing. 50 inches or rain? I can't imagine the amount of flooding that will be caused.

    BTW, Tropical Storm Alpha is close to forming.
    Amazing and scary season.

    Hope this is a once in a 100 years thing.
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    Advisory Number 2 NWS TPC/National Hurricane Center
    Miami Fl
    5 PM EDT Sat Oct 22 2005

    ... Alpha Becomes The Twenty-Second Named Storm Of The Season And Breaks The All-Time Record For The Most Active Season On Record...
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    I was just reading that places north of Cancun has received up to 65 inches of rain. Stunning. 65 inches of rain in two days. How exactly does one survive that?
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    Wilma is back up to a Cat. 3 storm, winds of 115 mph.

    Should make landfall early Monday morning.
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    Was just about to post that.

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    HURRICANE WILMA ADVISORY NUMBER 35
    NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
    11 PM EDT SUN OCT 23 2005

    ...WILMA STRENGTHENS INTO A MAJOR CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE...
    ...TROPICAL STORM-FORCE WINDS LASHING THE LOWER FLORIDA KEYS
    AND WESTERN CUBA...

    A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF THE FLORIDA
    KEYS... INCLUDING THE DRY TORTUGAS AND FLORIDA BAY...ALONG THE
    FLORIDA WEST COAST FROM LONGBOAT KEY SOUTHWARD... AND ALONG THE
    FLORIDA EAST COAST FROM TITUSVILLE SOUTHWARD... INCLUDING LAKE
    OKEECHOBEE.

    AT 11 PM EDT...0300Z... THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING ALONG THE FLORIDA
    EAST COAST HAS BEEN EXTENDED NORTHWARD TO ST. AUGUSTINE. A TROPICAL
    STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT ALONG THE FLORIDA WEST COAST NORTH
    OF LONGBOAT KEY TO STEINHATCHEE RIVER...AND ALONG THE FLORIDA EAST
    COAST NORTH OF TITUSVILLE TO ST. AUGUSTINE.

    A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT ALONG THE NORTHEAST COAST OF
    FLORIDA FROM NORTH OF ST. AUGUSTINE TO FERNANDINA BEACH.

    A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE CUBAN PROVINCES OF
    CIUDAD DE LA HABANA...LA HABANA...AND PINAR DEL RIO. A TROPICAL
    STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE ISLE OF YOUTH. A HURRICANE
    WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE PROVINCE OF MATANZAS. THESE WARNINGS
    AND WATCHES WILL LIKELY BE DISCONTINUED MONDAY MORNING.

    A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHWESTERN
    BAHAMAS...INCLUDING THE ABACOS...ANDROS ISLAND...BERRY ISLANDS...
    BIMINI...ELEUTHERA...GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND...AND NEW PROVIDENCE.

    FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
    INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
    BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

    AT 11 PM EDT...0300Z...DATA FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE
    HUNTER AIRCRAFT... NOAA DOPPLER RADARS... AND SATELLITE IMAGES
    INDICATE THE CENTER OF THE LARGE EYE OF MAJOR HURRICANE WILMA WAS
    LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 24.4 NORTH... LONGITUDE 83.7 WEST OR ABOUT
    120 MILES... 195 KM... WEST OF KEY WEST FLORIDA AND ABOUT 170
    MILES... 275 KM...SOUTHWEST OF NAPLES FLORIDA.

    WILMA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 18 MPH...30 KM/HR. A
    CONTINUED NORTHEASTWARD MOTION... WITH A GRADUAL INCREASE IN FORWARD
    SPEED... IS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND MONDAY. ON THIS TRACK...THE CENTER
    OF WILMA IS FORECAST TO MAKE LANDFALL ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERN COAST
    OF THE FLORIDA PENINSULA EARLY MONDAY MORNING. HOWEVER... WILMA IS
    A LARGE HURRICANE AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WILL REACH THE
    FLORIDA PENINSULA WELL BEFORE THE EYE MAKES LANDFALL. THE EASTERN
    PORTION OF THE EYEWALL... ACCOMPANIED BY THE STRONGEST WINDS...
    WILL REACH THE SOUTHWESTERN COAST OF FLORIDA ABOUT 2 HOURS BEFORE
    THE CENTER OF THE LARGE EYE MAKES LANDFALL.

    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 115 MPH...185 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
    GUSTS. WILMA IS A CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
    SCALE. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS EXPECTED UNTIL LANDFALL OCCURS
    ...AND WILMA WILL LIKELY MAKE LANDFALL AS A CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE.
    SOME SLOW WEAKENING IS FORECAST AS WILMA CROSSES THE SOUTHERN
    FLORIDA PENINSULA... BUT THE HURRICANE IS FORECAST TO STILL BE A
    SIGNIFICANT CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE BY THE TIME THE CENTER REACHES
    THE FLORIDA EAST COAST EARLY MONDAY AFTERNOON.

    HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 85 MILES...140 KM...
    FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
    TO 230 MILES...370 KM. SUSTAINED TROPICAL STORM-FORCE WINDS ARE
    OCCURRING OVER THE YUCATAN CHANNEL... WESTERN CUBA... AND THE LOWER
    AND MIDDLE FLORIDA KEYS. THESE WINDS SHOULD REACH THE SOUTHWESTERN
    FLORIDA COAST BY MIDNIGHT... WITH HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS REACHING
    THE LOWER KEYS AND SOUTHWESTERN FLORIDA COAST BEFORE SUNRISE.

    THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE RECENTLY REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE
    RESERVE UNIT HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT WAS 958 MB...28.29 INCHES.

    STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 9 TO 17 FT ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS IS
    POSSIBLE ALONG THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COAST NEAR AND TO THE
    SOUTH OF WHERE THE CENTER OF WILMA MAKES LANDFALL. STORM SURGE
    FLOODING OF 5 TO 8 FT ABOVE NORMAL IS POSSIBLE IN THE FLORIDA KEYS
    AND FLORIDA BAY... AS WELL AS IN LAKE OKEECHOBEE. STORM SURGE
    FLOODING OF 2 TO 4 FEET IS POSSIBLE ALONG THE EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN
    COAST OF FLORIDA.

    WILMA MAY PRODUCE ADDITIONAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 10
    INCHES THROUGH MONDAY ACROSS PORTIONS OF WESTERN CUBA. RAINFALL
    ACROSS SOUTHERN FLORIDA AND PORTIONS OF CENTRAL FLORIDA...
    INCLUDING THE FLORIDA KEYS... THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON IS EXPECTED
    TO BE 4 TO 8 INCHES... WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 12 INCHES
    POSSIBLE. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER
    PORTIONS OF THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS.

    LARGE SWELLS GENERATED BY WILMA WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT PORTIONS OF
    THE NORTHEASTERN GULF COAST FROM THE FLORIDA KEYS NORTHWARD TONIGHT
    AND EARLY MONDAY.

    THE TORNADO THREAT ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN FLORIDA PENINSULA
    ... AND THE FLORIDA KEYS... HAS INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY. SCATTERED
    TORNADOES WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
    AFTERNOON.

    REPEATING THE 11 PM EDT POSITION...24.4 N... 83.7 W. MOVEMENT
    TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 18 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
    WINDS...115 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 958 MB.

    INTERMEDIATE ADVISORIES WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
    HURRICANE CENTER AT 1 AM EDT AND 3 AM EDT FOLLOWED
    BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 5 AM EDT.

    FORECASTER STEWART

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    Was just about to post that.

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    BULLETIN
    HURRICANE WILMA ADVISORY NUMBER 35
    NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
    11 PM EDT SUN OCT 23 2005

    ...WILMA STRENGTHENS INTO A MAJOR CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE...
    ...TROPICAL STORM-FORCE WINDS LASHING THE LOWER FLORIDA KEYS
    AND WESTERN CUBA...

    A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF THE FLORIDA
    KEYS... INCLUDING THE DRY TORTUGAS AND FLORIDA BAY...ALONG THE
    FLORIDA WEST COAST FROM LONGBOAT KEY SOUTHWARD... AND ALONG THE
    FLORIDA EAST COAST FROM TITUSVILLE SOUTHWARD... INCLUDING LAKE
    OKEECHOBEE.

    AT 11 PM EDT...0300Z... THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING ALONG THE FLORIDA
    EAST COAST HAS BEEN EXTENDED NORTHWARD TO ST. AUGUSTINE. A TROPICAL
    STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT ALONG THE FLORIDA WEST COAST NORTH
    OF LONGBOAT KEY TO STEINHATCHEE RIVER...AND ALONG THE FLORIDA EAST
    COAST NORTH OF TITUSVILLE TO ST. AUGUSTINE.

    A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT ALONG THE NORTHEAST COAST OF
    FLORIDA FROM NORTH OF ST. AUGUSTINE TO FERNANDINA BEACH.

    A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE CUBAN PROVINCES OF
    CIUDAD DE LA HABANA...LA HABANA...AND PINAR DEL RIO. A TROPICAL
    STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE ISLE OF YOUTH. A HURRICANE
    WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE PROVINCE OF MATANZAS. THESE WARNINGS
    AND WATCHES WILL LIKELY BE DISCONTINUED MONDAY MORNING.

    A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHWESTERN
    BAHAMAS...INCLUDING THE ABACOS...ANDROS ISLAND...BERRY ISLANDS...
    BIMINI...ELEUTHERA...GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND...AND NEW PROVIDENCE.

    FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
    INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
    BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

    AT 11 PM EDT...0300Z...DATA FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE
    HUNTER AIRCRAFT... NOAA DOPPLER RADARS... AND SATELLITE IMAGES
    INDICATE THE CENTER OF THE LARGE EYE OF MAJOR HURRICANE WILMA WAS
    LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 24.4 NORTH... LONGITUDE 83.7 WEST OR ABOUT
    120 MILES... 195 KM... WEST OF KEY WEST FLORIDA AND ABOUT 170
    MILES... 275 KM...SOUTHWEST OF NAPLES FLORIDA.

    WILMA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 18 MPH...30 KM/HR. A
    CONTINUED NORTHEASTWARD MOTION... WITH A GRADUAL INCREASE IN FORWARD
    SPEED... IS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND MONDAY. ON THIS TRACK...THE CENTER
    OF WILMA IS FORECAST TO MAKE LANDFALL ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERN COAST
    OF THE FLORIDA PENINSULA EARLY MONDAY MORNING. HOWEVER... WILMA IS
    A LARGE HURRICANE AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WILL REACH THE
    FLORIDA PENINSULA WELL BEFORE THE EYE MAKES LANDFALL. THE EASTERN
    PORTION OF THE EYEWALL... ACCOMPANIED BY THE STRONGEST WINDS...
    WILL REACH THE SOUTHWESTERN COAST OF FLORIDA ABOUT 2 HOURS BEFORE
    THE CENTER OF THE LARGE EYE MAKES LANDFALL.

    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 115 MPH...185 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
    GUSTS. WILMA IS A CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
    SCALE. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS EXPECTED UNTIL LANDFALL OCCURS
    ...AND WILMA WILL LIKELY MAKE LANDFALL AS A CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE.
    SOME SLOW WEAKENING IS FORECAST AS WILMA CROSSES THE SOUTHERN
    FLORIDA PENINSULA... BUT THE HURRICANE IS FORECAST TO STILL BE A
    SIGNIFICANT CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE BY THE TIME THE CENTER REACHES
    THE FLORIDA EAST COAST EARLY MONDAY AFTERNOON.

    HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 85 MILES...140 KM...
    FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
    TO 230 MILES...370 KM. SUSTAINED TROPICAL STORM-FORCE WINDS ARE
    OCCURRING OVER THE YUCATAN CHANNEL... WESTERN CUBA... AND THE LOWER
    AND MIDDLE FLORIDA KEYS. THESE WINDS SHOULD REACH THE SOUTHWESTERN
    FLORIDA COAST BY MIDNIGHT... WITH HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS REACHING
    THE LOWER KEYS AND SOUTHWESTERN FLORIDA COAST BEFORE SUNRISE.

    THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE RECENTLY REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE
    RESERVE UNIT HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT WAS 958 MB...28.29 INCHES.

    STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 9 TO 17 FT ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS IS
    POSSIBLE ALONG THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COAST NEAR AND TO THE
    SOUTH OF WHERE THE CENTER OF WILMA MAKES LANDFALL. STORM SURGE
    FLOODING OF 5 TO 8 FT ABOVE NORMAL IS POSSIBLE IN THE FLORIDA KEYS
    AND FLORIDA BAY... AS WELL AS IN LAKE OKEECHOBEE. STORM SURGE
    FLOODING OF 2 TO 4 FEET IS POSSIBLE ALONG THE EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN
    COAST OF FLORIDA.

    WILMA MAY PRODUCE ADDITIONAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 10
    INCHES THROUGH MONDAY ACROSS PORTIONS OF WESTERN CUBA. RAINFALL
    ACROSS SOUTHERN FLORIDA AND PORTIONS OF CENTRAL FLORIDA...
    INCLUDING THE FLORIDA KEYS... THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON IS EXPECTED
    TO BE 4 TO 8 INCHES... WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 12 INCHES
    POSSIBLE. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER
    PORTIONS OF THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS.

    LARGE SWELLS GENERATED BY WILMA WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT PORTIONS OF
    THE NORTHEASTERN GULF COAST FROM THE FLORIDA KEYS NORTHWARD TONIGHT
    AND EARLY MONDAY.

    THE TORNADO THREAT ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN FLORIDA PENINSULA
    ... AND THE FLORIDA KEYS... HAS INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY. SCATTERED
    TORNADOES WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
    AFTERNOON.

    REPEATING THE 11 PM EDT POSITION...24.4 N... 83.7 W. MOVEMENT
    TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 18 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
    WINDS...115 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 958 MB.

    INTERMEDIATE ADVISORIES WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
    HURRICANE CENTER AT 1 AM EDT AND 3 AM EDT FOLLOWED
    BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 5 AM EDT.

    FORECASTER STEWART


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