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October 21, 2005

Hurricane Wilma makes landfall in Cozumel; Coastline of Yucatan Peninsula may see widespread damage as landfall possible by evening; Tourists flee; Forecasters: Severe flooding possible; Voluntary evacuations urged in Fla.; Varying models confound forecasters; Could Hurricane Wilma make it snow?; Need new way to rate hurricanes?

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Courtesy: NOAA, Hurricane Wilma satellite image from 9:15 a.m. CDT Friday
Courtesy: NOAA, Hurricane Wilma satellite image from 9:15 a.m. CDT Friday. More images

Wilma Makes Landfall In Cozumel: Parts of the coastline of Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, may see widespread damage as Hurricane Wilma (with 140 mph maximum sustained winds in the 4 p.m. CDT Fri. advisory) made landfall in Cozumel at about 3:30 p.m. CDT and is expected to move over the Cancun area as a destructive Category 4 hurricane this evening. [Track | More images, video and other coverage | Also see red box]. Wilma may hit southwest Florida by Monday, possibly as a major hurricane.

Stories: Wilma makes landfall: Forecasters: Severe flooding possible | Tourists flee Cancun | Voluntary evacuations urged in Fla. as Wilma slowly approaches | Varying Wilma models confound forecasters | Could Hurricane Wilma make it snow?: A powerful nor’easter-like storm system could develop somewhere just off the East Coast | Do we need a new way to rate hurricanes?: Some scientists rethinking categories; Hurricane Wilma has brushed up against where a 6 would be if the scale were logically extrapolated to include another category.

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Other Weather News: Coming to Eye Network: Category 7; Nicholas Cage’s The Weather Man review; Pumps relieving pressure on troubled Mass. dam; NOAA issues U.S. winter outlook update; FEMA official admits faulty hurricane response; Job losses due to Gulf Coast storms hit 478,000

In The Eye Of The Sequel: Here comes the follow-up to CBS’ disastrous “Category 6: Day of Destruction” miniseries [Here’s my review of that one]: “Category 7” airs Nov. 6 and 13 (Thanks for the tip, CapitalWeather.com)

Nicholas Cage’s “The Weather Man” review. The movie is in theaters Oct. 28.

Pumps relieving pressure on troubled Mass. dam

NOAA issues U.S. winter outlook update

Katrina Update: FEMA official admits faulty hurricane response | Job losses due to Gulf Coast storms hit 478,000: Another 40,000 Americans filed claims for unemployment aid in latest week | WDSU-TV 6 live streaming coverage

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Thursday: 1. Key West 2. Miami 3. New Orleans 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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