(Weather Hobbyist)
Sat Oct 22 2005 08:27 AM
Question to the Mets and all-Are we not looking at a possible massive tornado event?

This may sound like an insane question, but it's been a while since I've been close to a hurricane that actually rides along an actual cold front.

Since most models and forecasts indicate that Wilma will be riding ENE to NE along the cold front which will drop down near the Tampa area, won't the impact of the warm tropical air meshing with the cold front increase the risk of numerous tornadoes? My thinking is that this is the ultimate collision with the high heat and humidity from the hurricane impacting into the front creating massive instability, primarily in the areas to the north of the storm.

I'm asking this question on every board I subscribe to so I can warn my friends and relatives to be prepared. I'm concerned because we're already set up for massive amounts of rainfall being pinched between the hurricane and the cold front at my location if all the forecasts bear out.

Thanks again to all for the great job everyone does here.

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