At 10 am CDT...1500z...the center of Hurricane Wilma was located near latitude 22.7 north... longitude 85.8 west or about 285 miles... 460 km... west-southwest of Key West Florida... or about 340 miles... 545 km... southwest of the southwestern coast of the Florida Peninsula.
Wilma is moving toward the northeast near 8 mph...13 km/hr. A gradual increase in forward speed is expected today and tonight.
Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph...160 km/hr...with higher gusts. Wilma is a category two hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Some strengthening is possible today or tonight.
Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 70 miles...110 km... from the center...and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 200 miles...325 km.
Swim Away, Swim Far Away....
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