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Tropical Storm Wilma

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Tropical Storm Wilma

Any info about how much of an effect Tropical Storm Wilma will have on the Riviera Maya area? We are supposed to arrive on Sat. Oct 22nd to EDR, and hoping it won't be an issue.

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At this point, it is too early to say. It is best to keep monitoring www.nhc.noaa.gov for the progress of the storm. Today, it is sunny in Tulum, no rain at all, and it doesn´t look like it´s going to rain. According to the NHC, Wilma is due to strike land on Friday. However, it is so far away that there could be a great deal of movement before then.

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Hi Etravel

I am also heading to EDR on Saturday...I have been doing some research, looks like it will pass through and hit Florida by Saturday.

I will keep my fingers crossed.

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We are flying in on Oct 21th (hopfully) and staying at EDSS. I was told by our travel agent today that if the airline cancels our flight we can re-book at other time or recieve our money back. Guess I will pack at the last minute!

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Hello everyone. I coppied this from yahoo's weather page. This is what they said.:

MIAMI - Wilma, the record-tying 21st tropical storm of the season, formed in the Caribbean on Monday, and forecasters warned it could become a powerful hurricane and hit somewhere along the U.S. Gulf Coast as early as the weekend.

"I think the message is that the season is certainly not over. People in the Gulf Coast are going to have to watch Wilma," said National Hurricane Center Director Max Mayfield. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.

Wilma reached tropical-storm strength before dawn, tying the 21-storm record set in 1933. By Tuesday, it could become the season's 12th hurricane, which would match another record: There were 12 hurricanes in 1969, the highest number since Atlantic record-keeping started in 1851.

At 2 p.m. EDT, Wilma had sustained winds of 50 mph, up 10 mph from earlier in the day, and was centered about 235 miles southeast of Grand Cayman. It was drifting southward but was expected to turn toward the west.

A hurricane watch was issued for the Cayman Islands, meaning hurricane conditions could be felt there within 36 hours. Up to 12 inches of rain was possible in the Caymans, Honduras and Jamaica.

"We're on alert but we're not panicking," said Tootie Eldemire, owner of the Eldemire Guest House on Grand Cayman.

Some computer models had Wilma heading west to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula by Friday, while others showed it curving north into the Gulf of Mexico and northeastward toward Florida late in the weekend. However, such models typically have large errors this far in advance.

"There's no scenario now that takes it toward Louisiana or Mississippi, but that could change," Mayfield said. The Gulf Coast was already battered this year by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Dennis, and Emily hit Mexico.

The hurricane center said Wilma could strengthen into a major hurricane, with winds over 110 mph.

Mayfield noted that there have been 10 late-season hurricanes of Category 3 or higher since 1995.

Wilma is the last on the list of storm names for 2005; there are 21 names on the yearly list because the letters Q, U, X, Y and Z are skipped. If any other storms form this season, the Greek alphabet will be used, starting with Alpha.

That has never happened in the roughly 60 years that forecasters have been regularly naming Atlantic storms.

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Here is another website to look at...

http://www.hurricaneadvisories.com/

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my husband and i arrive this saturday as well. a new thing to research this week!

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Also another good web site to look at, I was glued to it the week before I was to go to Bahia Principe Tulum as Tropical Storm Stan was looming, we had some rain, but it was nothing to worry about we all came home with a nice tan, had a great time.

We where there October 1st week.

http://www.cancun.bz/cancunweather.htm

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The site we always use is for the National Hurricane Center in Miami: www.nhc.noaa.gov. It is a scientific site, not at all commercial or news-oriented. Just the hurricane facts.

Another sunny day in Tulum today, though I wouldn´t be surprised if we got a bit of rain on Thursday as the hurricane passes by.