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October 19, 2005

Hurricane Wilma most intense storm on record in Atlantic Basin after jumping from Cat. 2 to Cat. 5 overnight, current track takes it to S. FL by Sat.; Wilma season’s record-tying 12th hurricane; MTV award shows magnets for storms; MA dam remains in jeopardy; Blanco pledges Katrina accountability; New Orleans Mayor: Areas face uncertain future; Rita losses for farmers at $195 million; L.A. storm gone; Mt. Washington snow records; Expert: Warming trends could plague N.M.; Quake rescuers try to reach 500,000; Mars pic

Wilma Most Intense Hurricane On Record In Atlantic Basin After Jumping From Category 2 To Cat. 5 Hurricane Overnight, Current Track Takes It To S. Florida: Wilma, with maximum sustained winds up from 110 mph Tuesday night to an incredible 175 mph in the 8 a.m. EDT advisory, could threaten S. Florida by Saturday as a major hurricane, but the forecast track could change. From NHC’s advisory: “The minimal central pressure is estimated to be 882 mb … 26.05 inches. This is the lowest pressure on record for a hurricane in the Atlantic Basin.” (See list later in this entry).

Wilma Stories: Wilma season’s record-tying 12th hurricane | Latest News | These hurricanes seem to be drawn to MTV award shows | More in the red column | Live weather/webcam images

Mass. Dam Remains In Jeopardy: Hundreds of residents evacuated from city

Katrina, Rita Updates: Blanco pledges Katrina accountability: La. lawmakers propose another $250 billion in federal outlays to help the state recover. | Mayor Nagin: N.O. East, Ninth Ward face uncertain future | Live streaming coverage from WDSU-TV 6, New Orleans | New Orleans weather and live webcams

Rita losses for farmers pegged at $195 million or more

Other Weather News: Storm system moves out of Los Angeles area

Mount Washington, N.H. beats two snow records

Expert: Warming trends could plague N.M.

Warming to cause harsher weather, study says

Quake News: Quake rescuers try to reach 500,000 people in Northern Pakistan

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Mars by Moon

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Tuesday: 1. New Orleans 2. Las Vegas 3. Los Angeles 4. Baltimore 5. Miami … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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