Wanted to give a quick update on what I know right now about Hurricane Wilma in Orlando.
I’m watching several sites and I’ve gotten an email from a neighbor. Seems things are okay at home right now. Looking at the WeatherUnderground station history for Orlando the strongest gusts have been around 35 mph so far. My neighbor said he’s had about 3 inches of rain in the last 24 hours.
A site with a little more local stats is this one for Azalea Park. They are reporting winds closer to 30 mph.
Tornados are touching down in the area. One apparently near work, but more out on the east coast around Melbourne. The temps are really cool comparatively and will be cool tonight and tomorrow. That’s one reason they say we have more of a risk of tornados.
Zoom in on this Google Map Plotter and you can see Hurricane Wilma landed just south of Naples and looks to head out around Palm Beach.