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Wilma is now a category 4 storm.
As of the evening of the 18th hurricane Wilma reached category 4 status. The chart shows the storm as the yellow low. The two vertical lines are the jet curves for the new eclipse point of the 17th. The western one has a high on it in the western Gulf of Mexico. The eastern edge of this high is figuring strongly in the steering probabilities of this storm. The strong red arrow is the forecast track into Florida. However the other eclipse jet curve is also stimulated to high pressure by the lunar node. The high to the east over the mid Atlantic has moved to the west (blue arrow) and is now across the Dominican Republic. It looks like this high is trying to establish itself along the other jet curve across Bermuda. The strong trough to the north over the Maritimes is preventing the northward surge of this high. If the trough passes to the north of the high and it builds north along the coast in the next three days and the western high moves along its jet curve as the low from the Baja crosses to the north of it, the tracking parameters would shift a bit to the west and follow the other jet curve (green) into the coast. The potentials are there for a straighter track north than the forecast.