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October 23, 2005

Wilma strengthens to Cat. 3 hurricane, landfall expected in SW Fla. by dawn Mon.; Hurricane Center Director: Wilma to speed toward Fla. ‘like a rocket’ after killing at least 20; Hurricane warning posted for S. Fla.; Cancun, Cozumel pummeled; Floridians flee as rain bands soak area; Brendan Loy article in Washington Post

Hurricane Wilma Streaming Video, Images, Stories & More

Do you see what appear to be happy and sad faces, comprised of the eye and intense activity north of the eye, respectively? IR satellite from 2:45 a.m. CDT Sunday, courtesy NOAA. Links to current loop.

Wilma Grows To Category 3; Winds At 115 MPH After Killing At Least 7 In Mexico, 13 In Jamaica, Haiti: Wilma has strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane with 115 mph maximum sustained winds, after dramatically picking up speed [story]. Wilma is expected to make landfall in or just south of Naples in SW Florida by dawn Monday as a Cat. 3 (or major) hurricane, bringing wind damage, widespread power outages and a storm surge of up to 19 feet. Latest updates, images, and more

Latest Hurricane Wilma Stories: Wilma spawns destructive tornado in Cuba | Hurricane warning posted for South Florida: A hurricane warning is in effect for the Florida Keys and along much of the eastern and western coasts of southern Florida. | Cancun, Cozumel pummeled: Hurricane soaks Mexican coast for two days | Floridians flee: Many evacuate as rain bands soak parts of the state | Law student and amateur storm tracker Brendan Loy is featutred today in the Washington Post’s Style section: Brendan Loy, the guy of the storm | Latest updates, images, and more

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

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