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#52296 (Received by flhurricane at: 4:46 AM 18.Oct.2005)
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TROPICAL STORM WILMA ADVISORY NUMBER 11
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 AM EDT TUE OCT 18 2005

...WILMA ALMOST A HURRICANE...EXPECTED TO BE ONE SOON...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR HONDURAS FROM THE
HONDURAS/NICARAGUA BORDER WESTWARD TO CABO CAMARON.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND A HURRICANE WATCH REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR
THE CAYMAN ISLANDS.

WILMA IS EXPECTED TO BECOME AN INTENSE HURRICANE IN THE NORTHWESTERN
CARIBBEAN SEA. THEREFORE...ALL INTERESTS IN WESTERN CUBA...THE
YUCATAN PENINSULA...SOUTH FLORIDA AND THE FLORIDA KEYS SHOULD
MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS HURRICANE DURING
THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

AT 5 AM EDT...0900Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM WILMA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 15.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE 80.0 WEST OR ABOUT 260 MILES
...420 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF GRAND CAYMAN AND ABOUT 220 MILES...
350 KM...EAST-NORTHEAST OF CABO GRACIAS A DIOS ON THE NICARAGUA
/HONDURAS BORDER.

WILMA HAS BEEN NEARLY STATIONARY AND LITTLE MOTION IS EXPECTED
DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS. THEREAFTER...A GENERAL MOTION TO THE
WEST IS EXPECTED FOLLOWED BY A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE
WEST-NORTHWEST. STEERING CURRENTS REMAIN WEAK AND ERRATIC MOTION IS
POSSIBLE.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 70 MPH...110
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. WILMA IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE
TODAY.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70 MILES ...110 KM
FROM THE CENTER.

LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE MEASURED BY AN AIR FORCE
RECONNAISSANCE PLANE A COUPLE OF HOURS AGO WAS 982 MB...29.00
INCHES.

WILMA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES
OVER THE CAYMAN ISLANDS...JAMAICA...HAITI...AND SOUTHEASTERN
CUBA...WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS OF 8 TO 12 INCHES POSSIBLE. RAINFALL
ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS OF 6 TO 10
INCHES...ARE POSSIBLE OVER HONDURAS.

REPEATING THE 5 AM EDT POSITION...15.7 N... 80.0 W. MOVEMENT
...STATIONARY. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 70 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL
PRESSURE...982 MB.

AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 8 AM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 11 AM
EDT.

FORECASTER AVILA