Wilma – Hurricane 2

On the morning of October 19, 2005, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) aircraft measured a pressure of 882 millibars in the center of Hurricane Wilma—the lowest pressure ever measured in an Atlantic hurricane. This low pressure earned Wilma the status of the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic. As of October 20, the storm was moving northward through the western Caribbean Sea and toward the Yucatan Channel, which separates Mexico from Cuba. Predictions at that time were that once Wilma moved into the Gulf of Mexico, westerly winds would begin steering the storm toward Florida.



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