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#53725 (Received by flhurricane at: 1:05 PM 24.Oct.2005)
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HURRICANE WILMA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 37A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1 PM EDT MON OCT 24 2005

...LARGE EYE OF WILMA EMERGES INTO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN...
...WESTERN EYEWALL CONTINUING TO IMPACT EASTERN FLORIDA...

AT 1 PM EDT...1700Z...THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING FROM NORTH OF
LONGBOAT KEY TO STEINHATCHEE RIVER HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT ALONG THE EAST COAST OF
FLORIDA NORTH OF TITUSVILLE TO ST. AUGUSTINE.

A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF THE FLORIDA
KEYS... INCLUDING THE DRY TORTUGAS AND FLORIDA BAY... ALONG THE
FLORIDA WEST COAST FROM LONGBOAT KEY SOUTHWARD... AND ALONG THE
FLORIDA EAST COAST FROM TITUSVILLE SOUTHWARD... INCLUDING LAKE
OKEECHOBEE.

A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE CUBAN PROVINCES OF
CIUDAD DE LA HABANA...LA HABANA...AND PINAR DEL RIO. A TROPICAL
STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE ISLE OF YOUTH. A HURRICANE
WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE PROVINCE OF MATANZAS. THESE WARNINGS
AND WATCHES WILL LIKELY BE DISCONTINUED LATER TODAY.

A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHWESTERN
BAHAMAS...INCLUDING THE ABACOS...ANDROS ISLAND...BERRY ISLANDS...
BIMINI...ELEUTHERA...GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND...AND NEW PROVIDENCE.

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

AT 1 PM EDT...1700Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE WILMA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 27.3 NORTH... LONGITUDE 79.2 WEST OR ABOUT 65
MILES NORTHEAST OF WEST PALM BEACH FLORIDA.

WILMA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 25 MPH...41 KM/HR. A
CONTINUED INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS. ON THIS TRACK THE LARGE EYE WILL CONTINUE MOVING AWAY FROM
THE EAST COAST OF THE SOUTHERN FLORIDA PENINSULA TODAY AND TONIGHT.
HOWEVER...WILMA IS A LARGE HURRICANE AND THE STRONGEST WINDS IN THE
EYEWALL EXTEND WELL AWAY FROM THE CENTER. PERSONS ARE URGED NOT TO
VENTURE OUTDOORS SINCE STRONG WINDS REMAIN OVER THE FLORIDA
PENINSULA WEST OF THE EYE.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 105 MPH...165 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. WILMA IS A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
SCALE. WIND SPEEDS ABOUT ONE CATEGORY STRONGER COULD BE
EXPERIENCED IN HIGH RISE BUILDINGS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS
EXPECTED TODAY.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 100 MILES...160 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 260 MILES...415 KM.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 956 MB...28.23 INCHES.

STORM SURGE SHOULD GENERALLY BE DECREASING TODAY ALONG THE
SOUTHWESTERN FLORIDA COAST...IN THE LOWER FLORIDA KEYS...AND
EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN FLORIDA. STORM SURGE FLOODING SHOULD BEGIN TO
DECREASE IN FLORIDA BAY LATER THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING.
AS WILMA MOVES AWAY FROM FLORIDA...STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 2 TO 4
FEET IS STILL POSSIBLE ALONG THE PALM BEACH...MARTIN...AND ST.
LUCIE SHORELINES TO THE NORTH OF THE STORM TRACK. STORM SURGE OF 5
TO 8 FEET IS STILL POSSIBLE IN LAKE OKEECHOBEE.

WILMA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE ADDITIONAL 2 TO 4 INCH RAINFALL AMOUNTS
OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN FLORIDA...WITH MAXIMUM STORM
TOTAL AMOUNTS OF 12 INCHES POSSIBLE. WESTERN CUBA MAY RECEIVE
ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCH RAINFALL AMOUNTS OVER LOCALIZED AREAS.
RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF THE
NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS.

TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN
FLORIDA PENINSULA TODAY.

REPEATING THE 1 PM EDT POSITION...27.3 N... 79.2 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 25 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...105 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 956 MB.

AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 3 PM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 5 PM
EDT.

FORECASTER KNABB