I have been looking at the latest satellite images of Hurricane Wilma. The storm is directly over Cozumel. If you could have placed it by hand you wouldn’t have been able to be this precise.
Think of the tourists who flock to Cozumel. You’re in a foreign country, away from home. Winds blow to 140 mph with higher gusts… and then calm. You can’t go out, because before long the wind will be just as strong, but from the opposite direction.
I still don’t think we know when this storm will hit Florida – or at what intensity. The computer models have been clueless. Early next week is likely, but it’s not set in stone.