October 21, 2005

Wilma Update

Carroll Andrew Morse

Greetings to readers from outside of New England! These updates are targeted to the concerns of New Englanders, and the times and events cited may not be relevant to hurricane preparations elsewhere. Please consult the National Hurricane Center for the most up to date nationwide information.

Wilma is still lingering in the Gulf of Mexico. Most computer models (may take a few seconds to load, link via StormTrack) are not forecasting a direct hit on New England, and the intensity forecast is only for tropical storm strength by the time it reaches New England latitudes. Still, this is a highly uncertain forecast, and the storm is expected to move quickly Northward once it crosses Florida and enters the North Atlantic.

Projected Entry into the North Atlantic: Early Tuesday Morning
Projected Arrival at New England Latitudes: Mid-Wednesday Morning