Wednesday, October 19, 2005

When the hell did Wilma become a Cat. 5 Storm?

I've said this before and I'll say it again this year has been rather unprecedented when it comes to the hurricane season in the Atlantic basin. A couple days ago Hurricane Wilma got named; this morning she was registered as being the strongest hurricane on record. A hurricanes strength is measured by the lowest average pressure in the storm. This year we've seen 3 super strong storms and Wilma, the latest and most powerful. The good thing about this storm is that it's not likely to hit land in this catastrophic state.

With that said most experts were expecting this to be a category 2 or 3 storm and they had no clue where it was going. Now that this storm strengthened so quickly I would have to argue that the experts really don't know what to make of some of these storms, they're growing insanely quickly and posing some very serious threats to humans in their path. I guess it's a good thing these storms don't just magically appear but develop over days giving people some fore knowledge about impending disaster.

I almost wonder just what it would feel like to be in one of these monsters, though it would probably be the last thing I saw it would be a cool experience if survived.I just checked something and Wilma was only declared a hurricane yesterday morning... now its the strongest storm ever... that's got to be some kind of record.


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