Sun Oct 23 2005 09:05 PM
Re: Wilma Moving Rapidly Toward Florida

(Repost) Pressure down a little more and the eye diameter is shrinking if the vortex reports are accurate, which would allow for more intensification if it continues.

I assume the increase in winds is due to that one dropsonde in the eastern eyewall I mentioned earlier. The most recent dropsonde in the NE eyewall measured 86 kt surface winds. There is a NOAA plane with an SFMR in the area, which may have some additional data on the surface wind speed. It'll be interesting to see what the discussion says.

URNT12 KNHC 232053
A. 23/20:30:10Z
B. 23 deg 34 min N
085 deg 03 min W
C. 700 mb 2760 m
D. NA kt
E. deg nm
F. 144 deg 088 kt
G. 044 deg 052 nm
H. 959 mb
I. 8 C/ 3055 m
J. 15 C/ 3048 m
K. 13 C/ NA
M. C45
N. 12345/ 7
O. 0.03 / 2 nm
P. AF304 2124A Wilma OB 32
MAX FL WIND 96 KT SE QUAD 17:16:40 Z

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