Hurricane Wilma subjected Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula to two days of rain and high winds. When the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite took this image at 2:35 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, on October 22, 2005, Wilma was still drenching Mexico with rain and tearing off roofs with high winds. Winds were reaching sustained speeds of 175 kilometers per hour (110 miles per hour) at the time Wilma was observed by MODIS here. Three deaths in Mexico had been attributed to the storm.
The high-resolution image provided above has a spatial resolution of 250 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response Team provides this image at additional resolutions.
Hurricane Wilma formed in the Carribean as a tropical depression on October 15, 2005, becoming the 21st named storm of the 2005 hurricane season, the most active on record save for 1933, which also had 21 named storms.