What category was Wilma when it hit Broward County?

What category was Wilma when it hit Broward County?

Category 4
This satellite image provided by NOAA and taken at 3:15 p.m. EDT Thursday Oct. 20, 2005 shows Hurricane Wilma as it approaches the Mexican Yucatan peninsula. Wilma, a Category 4 storm with winds of 150 mph, churned toward the Yucatan peninsula and south Florida after its outer bands hit Haiti and Jamaica.

When did Hurricane Wilma become a Category 5?

Hurricane Wilma

Category 5 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Hurricane Wilma at its record peak intensity northeast of Honduras on October 19
Formed October 15, 2005
Dissipated October 27, 2005
(Extratropical after October 25)

Where did Hurricane Wilma make landfall in 2005?

This caused the storm to accelerate off to the northeast across the southeastern Gulf of Mexico towards Florida where it made landfall on the morning of October 24 just south of Marco Island. Wilma raced across southern Florida with winds in excess of 160 km/hr (100 mph) in just 6 hours.

What was the name of the hurricane that hit Florida in 2005?

Hurricane Katrina developed as a tropical depression in the Bahamas, about 175 miles southeast of Nassau, on August 23, 2005. Katrina moved toward South Florida, making landfall on the Broward/Miami-Dade County line on August 25, 2005 as a Category 1 hurricane.

What was the last named storm in 2005?

The final storm – Zeta – formed in late December and lasted until January 6, 2006….

2005 Atlantic hurricane season
First system formed June 8, 2005
Last system dissipated January 6, 2006 (record latest, tied with 1954)
Strongest storm
Name Wilma (Most intense hurricane in the Atlantic basin)

When did Hurricane Wilma hit South Florida in 2005?

Wilma was a classic October hurricane which struck South Florida as a Category 3 hurricane on October 24th, 2005. Wilma developed from a tropical depression near Jamaica, a typical source region for October tropical cyclones, on the afternoon of October 15, 2005.

When was the most intense point of Wilma?

Visible satellite pictures of Wilma shortly after its most intense point (left) from October 19, 2005 at 1:45 PM EDT (1745 UTC) and when approaching the Yucatan on October 21 at 1:45 PM EDT (1745 UTC) . View animation of Wilma while at its most intense point. Courtesy of the Univ. of Wisconsin.

When did Wilma become a Category 5 hurricane?

Wilma became a hurricane and began a west-northwestward motion on the 18th. Later that day, Wilma began to explosively deepen. On the 19th it became a category 5 hurricane, and its minimum miles southeast of Cozumel. This is the lowest pressure on record for a hurricane in the Atlantic

When did Wilma’s central pressure decrease to 88 MB?

Wilma underwent a rapid intensification cycle which began on October 18th and ended in the early morning hours of October 19th, with a central pressure decrease of an incredible 88 mb in only 12 hours!