October 24, 2005 (HDW) – Miami, Florida – Hurricane Wilma was strengthening in the Gulf of Mexico today from a Category 2 to a possible Category 3 storm heading towards land fall in Florida on Monday. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, Florida was tracking the progress of this deadly storm, after Wilma had hit the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, killing several people. The storm is presently on a track to hit Cuba and the Florida Keys by early Monday (Eastern Time) with 110 mile per hour winds and a 9 foot to 17 foot storm surge.
The above picture of Hurricane Wilma was taken by Astronauts on the International Space Station on 19 October 2005 as the storm was approaching Category 5 status. One can discern the awesome size and power of the storm before it made contact with land in Mexico and decreased in strength. Hurricane Wilma is poised to strike the United States, to make this the worst hurricane season on record for this country.