…as in a’fore it gets here…
NBC-2 is airing the Subway 500 (though sometimes it is in a little box in the corner while they continue their hurricane coverage) so I guess I will give them a break.
Wilma has increased forward speed and is still a strong catagory 2 storm. I am seeing higher cloud tops forming around the center and what looks to be defining wall clouds forming. This could indicate some strengthing may be occurring. The water temps where she is crossing are around 84 degrees with some 86 temps nearer shore. The timeline is for tropical storm force winds to be here around midnight and increasing until landfall. Tropical storm force winds are expected to reach up all the way to the I4 corridor (Orlando and such).
Hurricane force winds are expected within 70 miles of the eye (we are within 40 miles of the expected arrival area).
Obviously, if it is dark I won’t be able to get much footage, but as soon as I have light, I will be getting video of whatever is going on around here and get it posted. Hopefully my internet connection will stay up. I have been contacted by a ham in Orlando who is willing to make regular contact with me. If I can’t get anything out any other way, I will pass info onto him. He posts at The Claire Files Forum, so updates will also be available there.
FEMA retards (from Washinton, no less) are on the TV right now threatening all kinds of hate and discontent if evacuation rules are not followed. Hey buddy, come to my house with your attitude and you will have an attitude adjustment applied, …with prejudice…