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October 20, 2005

Wilma weakens slightly to Category 4 hurricane after becoming most powerful hurricane in Atlantic Basin; Wilma bears down on Central America, Storm kills 13; may reach Fla. by Saturday; Space station camera captures Wilma

Hurricane Wilma Streaming Video, Images, Stories & More

Courtesy: NOAA, Hurricane Wilma satellite image from 7:45 a.m. CDT Thursday
Courtesy: NOAA, Hurricane Wilma satellite image from 7:45 a.m. CDT Thursday. More images

Largest Atlantic Basin hurricanes by lowest central pressureWilma Weakens Slightly To Category 4 Hurricane: Wilma, which grew into a monster overnight Tuesday, becoming the most powerful hurricane ever in the Atlantic Basin, has weakened some from maximum sustained winds of 175 mph Wednesday to 150 mph in the 7 p.m. CDT advisory, making it a strong Category 4 hurricane. The latest 5-day forecast track takes Wilma near or along the coastline of the Yucatan Peninsula by mid-day Friday, possibly as a Cat. 5, and then into southwest Florida and across S. Florida by Sunday as a Cat. 2 or higher hurricane, though the forecast track could change.

Wilma Stories: Hurricane Wilma roars toward Cancun, Florida: Storm kills 13; prompts tens of thousands of evacuations from Honduras to Fla. | Fla. braces for an intense Wilma | Space station camera captures Wilma | Images and info from NOAA | Live weather/webcam images | Updated images and data in the red box to the right

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Other Weather News: National Weather Service accidentally triggered a tsunami warning alert across Ore.; Las Vegas area drying out after storm brings flooding; Colo. gets dose of winter weather; Paltrow: Britain’s cold and depressing; WeatherBug data now available via RSS; Katrina Update: 1 town, 1 huge gift; S. Asia quake toll nears 80,000; Hubble takes rare look at Moon; Last Titan rocket blasts off, an era ends; Texas gets first World Series: Go ‘Stros!

Other Weather News: Oops. The National Weather Service accidentally triggered a tsunami warning alert across Oregon Wednesday morning

Las Vegas area drying out after storm brings flooding

Colorado gets dose of winter weather

Paltrow wouldn’t like Colorado right now: She says Britain’s cold and depressing

WeatherBug data now available via RSS

Katrina Update: 1 town, 1 huge gift

Quake Update: South Asia quake toll nears 80,000

Space News: Hubble takes rare look at Moon | Last Titan rocket blasts off; an era ends

Texas Gets First World Series: Astros reach first World Series. Nothing related to the topic of this blog here, except that I’m in Texas and love baseball… Go ‘Stros!

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Wednesday: 1. Key West 2. New Orleans 3. Miami 4. Cape Coral/Ft. Myers 5. Orlando … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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