Wilma, the Last Name in Storms, Is Born


Phil Klotzbach, a research associate in the department of atmospheric science at Colorado State University, said the water and wind conditions were favorable for spawning tropical storms. “Basically this year, the water temperatures in the Atlantic have been very warm,” Klotzbach said. “We’re talking about 1 to 2 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than normal. It’s not a huge difference, but it’s enough.”