Hurricane Wilma was the third hurricane of the Atlantic 2005 season to reach category 5 status, setting a new record for the seasonal number of category 5 storms. It was the 12th hurricane of the season, tying 1969 for the most in any season. Wilma was also the most intense hurricane on record in the Atlantic.
The most intense storm on record for the Atlantic Basin, minimum central pressure for Wilma, on October 19th reached 882 MB. Peak sustained winds reached 175 mph as the storm tracked west through the Caribbean Sea.