What category was Hurricane Wilma when it hit Miami?

Wilma was a classic October hurricane which struck South Florida as a Category 3 hurricane on October 24th, 2005.

When did Hurricane Wilma hit South Florida?

October 24, 2005
Hurricane Wilma clobbered South Florida on Monday, October 24, 2005, with surprising strength, leaving the entire region damaged, dark and startled by the ferocity of a storm that many hadn’t taken seriously enough. The storm killed 25 people.

When was Hurricane Wilma in Miami?

On October 24, 2005, the same day Wilma made landfall in Florida, President George W. Bush approved a disaster declaration for Brevard, Broward, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Indian River, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie counties.

What part of Florida did Hurricane Wilma hit?

Southwest Florida
On this date in 2005, Hurricane Wilma made landfall in Southwest Florida near Cape Romano with winds of 120 mph. The storm crossed the state in 4.5 hours, moving into the Atlantic just southeast of Jupiter with winds of 105 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Where did Wilma make landfall?

After drifting over the Yucatan and weakening to a Category 2 storm, Wilma was picked up by a midlatitude trough. This caused the storm to accelerate off to the northeast across the southeastern Gulf of Mexico towards Florida where it made landfall on the morning of October 24 just south of Marco Island.

How long did Hurricane Wilma last in Florida?

Effects of Hurricane Wilma in Florida

Category 3 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Satellite image of Hurricane Wilma over Florida on October 24, 2005
Duration October 22–25, 2005
Winds 1-minute sustained: 120 mph (195 km/h) Gusts: 150 mph (240 km/h)
Pressure 950 mbar (hPa); 28.05 inHg

When did Katrina hit Miami?

August 25th, 2005
for Central Alabama. Hurricane Katrina formed near Long Island in the Bahamas on the afternoon of August 23rd, 2005. Katrina reached hurricane strength just before making landfall north of Miami, Florida on the evening on August 25th, 2005.

When did Wilma make landfall?

Image to right: On October 23, 2005, the GOES spacecraft captured this image of both Hurricane Wilma and Tropical Storm Alpha, the record breaker. Click on image to enlarge. Wilma made landfall about 10 miles south of Marco Island, Fla. this morning at around 6:30 a.m. EDT.

What’s the worst hurricane to hit Florida?

The deadliest hurricane in Florida’s recent recorded history is also its costliest. Hurricane Irma made landfall along the Florida Keys destroying homes and boats and causing widespread power outages as well as extensive tree damage to the Florida islands. In Miami-Dade County, about 1,000 homes sustained major damage.