Talk:Hurricane Wilma

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Hurricane Wilma TCR updated[edit]

Hurricane Wilma has had her update as well...

Updated 28 September 2006 for one additional fatality in Grand Bahama Island, a revised U.S.

damage estimate, and storm surge and damage in Grand Bahama Island.

PDF WordChacor 14:42, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

That moves Wilma to the #3 spot on the list of costliest storms, both in the US (above Charley) and overall (above Ivan)... CrazyC83 20:57, 2 October 2006 (UTC)


Trivia: Pirates of the Caribbean 2 was filing in the Bahamas at the time Wilma came through. The cast and crew evacuated to higher ground or to Florida for the duration, and much of the equipment and sets left behind were seriously damaged. I'm not sure if this is something that is worth noting on the Wilma page or the Pirates 2 page under "trivia".

Probably Pirates, although WP:AVTRIV and all that comes to play... Titoxd(?!?) 03:58, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
It could go under Pirates in the development section. Hurricanehink (talk) 04:00, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Improvements[edit]

An attempt was made to improve this article, including the addition of many nbsp's between units and their values. A number of references are still needed for what is currently stated in the impact section. Once that is done, the fact tags are referenced, and the article is written in a more fluid style, it should be an easy step to GA, let alone B, class. Others can make the stylistic change required. There's a lot of repetition in this article.Thegreatdr 19:21, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Probably the easiest way to make things change is to create Meteorological history of Hurricane Wilma (analogous to the one on Katrina). The single biggest problem this article has it the "Storm history" is far too bloated - if the content was put in a subarticle then summarized back; the most significant part of pre-FAC work will have been done.--Nilfanion (talk) 19:25, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

New subarticles for effects?[edit]

I don't think there's enough information for a Cuba subarticle at this time. Florida is another matter, and that has been resolved. Mexico I'm on the fence about, so I won't create it at this time. Thegreatdr 19:07, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Wilma impacts outside Florida in the US?[edit]

Outside of waves/swell, was there any impact from Wilma outside Florida? Thegreatdr 20:17, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

There was the storm in New England which really developed from the moisture from Wilma. That should probably be added somewhere. Hurricanehink (talk) 21:11, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
I'm going to check our work archive. I would like to see whether the system near New England was truly a seperate entity. Thegreatdr 14:07, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
Extreme eastern NC/SC was brushed as well as Wilma was recharging for the final time in the Atlantic. CrazyC83 04:52, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

NWS reports[edit]

These should probably be included in the article. Hurricanehink (talk) 17:33, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

Why Multiple "Effect" Entries for each Hurricane?[edit]

Is it typical practice to create multiple "effect" articles for each hurricane? I notice that Gilbert is one article, not several. Spliting the effects off into a multitude of new entries doesn't make much sense to me -- there's already too much following reference links around and trying to keep track of where you started.

66.202.124.28 15:34, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

In the case of the 2005 storms, I think it's because the effects were so massive and the articles comprehensive enough to support them. Gilbert is an older storm which lacks the proper comprehensiveness. --Golbez 16:27, 10 June 2007 (UTC)
Alternately, it's overkill. Even the "effects" articles that have reached featured status are, in my opinion, fundamentally unnecessary. But the hurricane series of articles has such a dedicated group of editors who clearly feel the need to document this stuff in extreme detail, so who am I to judge?-67.85.180.72 15:01, 21 August 2007 (UTC)
Alternatively, storage space is extremely cheap, so Wikipedia is not encumbered by the restrictions on paper encyclopedias. Titoxd(?!? - cool stuff) 18:09, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Delete the trivia section?[edit]

It's almost useless. Allen649 23:07, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

See what we did to rita..... include the infomation into the article while getting rid of everything else. Itfc+canes=me (talk) 14:53, 26 July 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Itfc+canes=me (talkcontribs)

Featured Topic[edit]

When this article makes GA the other articles in Category:Hurricane Wilma are all FA or GA class and would make a fine Featured Topic. Plasticup T/C 13:38, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

True. The only article that's needed (IMO) is Effects of Hurricane Wilma in Mexico. Juliancolton Tropical Cyclone 14:41, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

wow...[edit]

Not only will this storm be remembered for its intensity, but for its bizzare shape as well. (note the huge upper right arm on the hurricane) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Commander Lightning (talkcontribs) 00:11, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Bad Page Problem[edit]

Can someone fix the pages for Wilma? For some reason, when the exact same page address is used with the only change being capitalization of the W in Wilma, it breaks the page in the Storm History section. I ran across this when searching for "Hurricane Wilma" but it doesn't happen if you search for "Hurricane wilma". It's very weird, and I don't know how to fix it, but as it stands now, anyone who searches for it using proper grammar gets a broken page. Toroca (talk) 01:59, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Latest US Landfalling Major Hurricane[edit]

Are there many later US landfalls at major hurricane strength? And is the position worth mentioning? crandles (talk) 09:34, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

Hurricane Lenny hit Saint Croix in the US Virgin Islands on November 17th. If you're talking US landfalling major hurricanes, nope, that record goes to 1921 Tampa Bay hurricane, which did it the day after Wilma. Hurricanehink (talk) 01:33, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Keep Watch[edit]

While I doubt it will occur in the near future, I'd keep a watchful eye on any changes to Hurricane Wilma's intensity:

"At last week's 30th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology of the American Meteorological Society, Dr. Eric Uhlhorn of NOAA's Hurricane Research Division presented a poster that looked at the relationship between surface winds measured by the SFMR instrument and flight-level winds in two Category 5 storms. Hurricane Hunter flights done into Category 5 Supertyphoon Megi (17 October 2010) and Category 5 Hurricane Felix (03 September 2007) found that the surface winds measured by SFMR were greater than those measured at flight level (10,000 feet.) Usually, surface winds in a hurricane are 10 - 15% less than at 10,000 feet, but he showed that in super-intense Category 5 storms with small eyes, the dynamics of these situations may generate surface winds that are as strong or stronger than those found at 10,000 feet. He extrapolated this statistical relationship (using the inertial stability measured at flight level) to Hurricane Wilma of 2005, which was the strongest hurricane on record (882 mb), but was not observed by the SFMR. He estimated that the maximum wind averaged around the eyewall in Wilma at peak intensity could have been 209 mph, plus or minus 20 mph--so conceivably as high as 229 mph, with gusts to 270 mph." -- Dr. Masters TropicalAnalystwx13 (talk) 14:44, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

Good Article[edit]

Hey, i see many hurricane articles with a good article, but why not the strongest hurricane?-- ✯Earth100✯ ☉‿☉TalkContribs 11:21, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

Resilience planning[edit]

I would like to see a section on the emergence of public discussions about urban resilience planning downstream of Hurricane Wilma, or at least a link to an excellent or outstanding article on post-hurricane resilience-based rebuilding. MaynardClark (talk) 16:24, 10 September 2017 (UTC)

Do you mean Hurricane Irma? --Ebyabe talk - Repel All Boarders ‖ 16:41, 10 September 2017 (UTC)

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