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Wilma main thread - mavidal - 10-24-2005 03:59 AM

Good morning folks. I was sleeping tyring to get some rest before wilma gets here, and she woke me up.

Right now in South Dade, it is windy as hell, though no much rain. You get some good gust every now and then. I was outside and could see transformers blowing off in the distance. My neighbor has a big tree next to a power line and you can see sparks jump off of it every now and then, I don't know if the tree is going to hold or no.

I see the storm has gotten stronger. We don't expect to get the worst of this for about another 4 hours. My barometer currently is reading 29.21" or 990MB (hard to read that scale.). Nothing like Andrew, but she is still about 140 miles away from me at this point. I'm surprised I still have power.

Mike V.


Wilma main thread - Chris48 - 10-24-2005 04:00 AM

Wfus52 Kmfl 240848
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Flc021-087-241015-
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Bulletin - Eas Activation Requested
Tornado Warning
National Weather Service Miami Fl
445 Am Edt Mon Oct 24 2005

The National Weather Service In Miami Has Issued A

* Tornado Warning For...
Southern Collier County In South Florida.
Mainland Monroe County In South Florida.

* Until 615 Am Edt

* At 445 Am Edt....the National Weather Service In Miami Has Issued
A Tornado Warning For Destructive Winds In Excess Of 115 Mph In
The Eye Wall And Inner Rainbands Of Major Hurricane Wilma.

* The Easternmost Eyewall...the Most Intense Part Of Wilma...will
Move Ashore From Naples South To Cape Sable Between 500 Am And 530 Am
As Hurricane Wilma Moves Northeast Around 20 Mph. Winds Of 115 Mph Or
Greater Will Blast This Area Then Spread Inland Mainly Across Areas
South Of Alligator Alley. Winds Northeast Of Alligator Alley Are
Expected To Be Mostly In The Category Two Range Along The Path Of
The Eyewall As The Center Of Hurricane Wilma Moves Onshore Around 6
To 7 Am. Light Winds Near The Center Of The Eye Will Last For About
An Hour Or Two Followed By A Sudden Increase In Destructive Winds From
The Opposite Direction As The Hurricane Accelerates Northeast.

Persons In The Path Of The Eyewall And Eye Are Advised To Remain In
Sheltered Areas During This Time. If You Must Venture Out During The
Calm Of The Eye To Make Temporary Repairs...be Prepared To Move Back
To Safety Very Quickly. The Highest Storm Surge As High As 13 To 18 Feet...
Will Inundate Large Areas South Of Marco Island. Take Advantage Of The
Earliest Opportunity To Move To A Place Of Relative Safety...like A Second
Or Third Story Room On The Lee Side Of The Wind...as The Storm Surge Moves
Across The Island.

Lat...lon 2547 8117 2518 8117 2512 8110 2515 8084
2523 8090 2586 8100 2625 8140 2625 8183
2589 8173 2586 8170 2592 8163 2586 8150

$$

Santos/handel




Wilma main thread - Chris48 - 10-24-2005 04:00 AM

Wfus52 Kmfl 240848
Tormfl
Flc021-087-241015-
/o.new.kmfl.to.w.0015.051024t0845z-051024t1015z/

Bulletin - Eas Activation Requested
Tornado Warning
National Weather Service Miami Fl
445 Am Edt Mon Oct 24 2005

The National Weather Service In Miami Has Issued A

* Tornado Warning For...
Southern Collier County In South Florida.
Mainland Monroe County In South Florida.

* Until 615 Am Edt

* At 445 Am Edt....the National Weather Service In Miami Has Issued
A Tornado Warning For Destructive Winds In Excess Of 115 Mph In
The Eye Wall And Inner Rainbands Of Major Hurricane Wilma.

* The Easternmost Eyewall...the Most Intense Part Of Wilma...will
Move Ashore From Naples South To Cape Sable Between 500 Am And 530 Am
As Hurricane Wilma Moves Northeast Around 20 Mph. Winds Of 115 Mph Or
Greater Will Blast This Area Then Spread Inland Mainly Across Areas
South Of Alligator Alley. Winds Northeast Of Alligator Alley Are
Expected To Be Mostly In The Category Two Range Along The Path Of
The Eyewall As The Center Of Hurricane Wilma Moves Onshore Around 6
To 7 Am. Light Winds Near The Center Of The Eye Will Last For About
An Hour Or Two Followed By A Sudden Increase In Destructive Winds From
The Opposite Direction As The Hurricane Accelerates Northeast.

Persons In The Path Of The Eyewall And Eye Are Advised To Remain In
Sheltered Areas During This Time. If You Must Venture Out During The
Calm Of The Eye To Make Temporary Repairs...be Prepared To Move Back
To Safety Very Quickly. The Highest Storm Surge As High As 13 To 18 Feet...
Will Inundate Large Areas South Of Marco Island. Take Advantage Of The
Earliest Opportunity To Move To A Place Of Relative Safety...like A Second
Or Third Story Room On The Lee Side Of The Wind...as The Storm Surge Moves
Across The Island.

Lat...lon 2547 8117 2518 8117 2512 8110 2515 8084
2523 8090 2586 8100 2625 8140 2625 8183
2589 8173 2586 8170 2592 8163 2586 8150

$$

Santos/handel




Wilma main thread - The Bug - 10-24-2005 04:04 AM

MIke V, I am surprised you guys are getting hammered down there. You guys are going ot be on the bad side of the storm so I hope that she is farther north at the angle she is coming in at - for your sake. Keep us posted and know I am thinking of you.


Wilma main thread - mavidal - 10-24-2005 04:06 AM

katiebuglj Wrote:MIke V, I am surprised you guys are getting hammered down there. You guys are going ot be on the bad side of the storm so I hope that she is farther north at the angle she is coming in at - for your sake. Keep us posted and know I am thinking of you.
Katie, was trying to PM you to tell you to hang in there. I think we are going to start to be hammered here.

Mike V.


Wilma main thread - Chris48 - 10-24-2005 04:06 AM

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Hurricane Wilma Advisory Number 36
Nws Tpc/national Hurricane Center Miami Fl
5 Am Edt Mon Oct 24 2005

...wilma Stronger And Approaching The Southwest Coast Of Florida...

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.

A Tropical Storm Warning Remains 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 Remains 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 Later This 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 5 Am Edt...0900z...the Center Of Hurricane Wilma Was Located Near
Latitude 25.5 North...longitude 82.4 West Or About 55 Miles
Southwest Of Naples Florida.

Wilma Is Moving Toward The Northeast Near 20 Mph And An Increase In
Forward Speed Is Expected During The Next 24 Hours. On This Track
The Center Will Make Landfall Along The Southwestern Florida Coast
In A Few Hours And Cross The Southern Florida Peninsula Later
Today. However This Is A Large Hurricane And Strong Winds Will Be
Experienced Well Before The Arrival Of The Center.

Data Received From An Air Force Hurricane Hunter Plane Indicate That
The Maximum Sustained Winds Have Increased To Near 125 Mph...with
Higher Gusts. Wilma Is A Strong Category Three Hurricane On The
Saffir-simpson Scale. No Significant Change In Strength Is
Expected Before Landfall. Some Weakening Is Likely As Wilma
Crosses The Southern Florida Peninsula Today.

Hurricane Force Winds Extend Outward Up To 90 Miles From The
Center...and Tropical Storm Force Winds Extend Outward Up To 230
Miles.

Estimated Minimum Central Pressure Is 950 Mb...28.05 Inches.

Storm Surge Flooding Of 12 To 18 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 9 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 Is Expected To Produce 4 To 6 Inches Of Rainfall...with
Maximum Amounts Of 10 Inches...across Central And Southern
Florida...including The Florida Keys. Western Cuba May See
Additional Rainfall Accumulations Of 2 To 4 Inches Through Today.
Rainfall Totals Of 2 To 4 Inches Are 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 Today.

Tornadoes Are Possible Over Portions Of The Central And Southern
Florida Peninsula And The Florida Keys Today.

Repeating The 5 Am Edt Position...25.5 N... 82.4 W. Movement
Toward...northeast Near 20 Mph. Maximum Sustained Winds...125 Mph.
Minimum Central Pressure... 950 Mb.

Intermediate Advisories Will Be Issued By The National
Hurricane Center At 7 Am Edt And 9 Am Edt Followed
By The Next Complete Advisory At 11 Am Edt.

Forecaster Pasch

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Wilma main thread - The Bug - 10-24-2005 04:07 AM

mavidal Wrote:Katie, was trying to PM you to tell you to hang in there. I think we are going to start to be hammered here.

Mike V.

My email is listed above....I can't PM either. Try me there. I have it up and running. Hugs to you! You hang in too becuase this is just the beginning for you bud!


Wilma main thread - Natasha - 10-24-2005 04:15 AM


Any chance this storm can make landfall farther north of Naples?


Wilma main thread - mavidal - 10-24-2005 04:17 AM

Not at this time, landfall is Naples but the worst part is going to be over Cape Sable.

Bad news is this is a high end cat 3 storm and landfall and the worst weather is the southern part.

Mike V.


Wilma main thread - mavidal - 10-24-2005 04:51 AM

Well, she is starting to kick it up a couple of notches down here in South Dade. Pressure is now down to 29.1" and the wind is really starting to whistle. We have not gotten the worst bands yet as they are about 10 miles away, so in about 30 minutes all hell should start to break loose.

My power is starting to bounce so have no idea how long I can stay on. I'm watching transformers blowing NE of me like crazy. I just heard one of the fuse links blow south of me, power went out but came right back.

Mike V.