Wednesday, October 19, 2005


Firsts of the Day

Hurricane Wilma swirled into the most intense Atlantic storm ever recorded today, a Category 5 monster packing 175 mph wind that forecasts warned was “extremely dangerous.” .... Wilma’s confirmed pressure readings today ... dropped to 882 millibars — the lowest minimum pressure ever measured in a hurricane in the Atlantic basin.
—National Hurricane Center as reported in the Toledo Blade

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