Images: Wilma heads north

Images: Wilma heads north

Summary: The record-setting storm makes its way northeast after pounding south Florida.

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  • wind speed

    Weather forecasters predict that Wilma's wind speed will increase in the near term, then gradually drop.

  • record-setting Wilma

    Pressure readings from the storm dropped to 882 millibars on Wednesday, Oct. 19, the lowest ever recorded.

  • hot tower

    In this schematic, "hot towers" reached into the sky as Hurricane Wilma set a record for the lowest atmospheric pressure. Depicted from satellite observations, the hot towers suggested a powerful heat engine inside the storm--and its potential for growth.

Topic: Nasa / Space

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