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Meet Hurricane Wilma

N8 v2.0

Not the sharpest tool in the shed
Oct 18, 2002
11,007
149
The Cleft of Venus

CATASTROPHIC CAT-5 HURRICANE... WINDS 175+ MPH... RECORDS BROKEN...



From http://www.thestormtrack.com

Wilma become strongest hurricane ever recored in the Atlantic

I thought I had seen everything this hurricane season, but I was wrong. WOW! ... Between 5:00pm EDT and 5:00am EDT Wilma's pressure dropped from 970 mb to 884 mb and her winds increased from 80 mph to 175 mph. This rate of strengthening in incredible. A strengthening of 86 mb in 12 hours is absolutely amazing. Even a 1 mb/hr strengthening is quick. We saw a strengthening of 7.2 mb/hr. Wilma has a very small eye that is fluctuating between 2 nm and 4 nm across. Since then the winds have stayed the same and the pressure has dropped at a little bit more to 882 mb.


 

Snacks

Turbo Monkey
Feb 20, 2003
3,523
0
GO! SEAHAWKS!
Good god! That thing is frikin' huge :eek: And to think I was irritated this morning that it was raining :monkey:

I hope everyone gets out safely!
 

Salami

Turbo Monkey
Jul 17, 2003
1,675
40
Waxhaw, NC
Hurricanes suck major ass!!! Has anyone seen the movie the "The Day After Tomorrow"? Is one starting to get the same feeling as me after watching that movie and seeing the recent weather events? :dead:
 

SilentJ

trail builder
Jun 17, 2002
1,312
0
Calgary AB
Salami said:
Hurricanes suck major ass!!! Has anyone seen the movie the "The Day After Tomorrow"? Is one starting to get the same feeling as me after watching that movie and seeing the recent weather events? :dead:
http://www.intuitor.com/moviephysics/
http://www.intuitor.com/moviephysics/dayAft.htm

I was entertained by the movie, but it won't happen...

plus: http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/science/09/23/hurricane.cycle/

So in 30 or so years you'll get a break from getting your ass
by hurricanes.