Hurricane Wilma Ties, Breaks Records
October 19, 2005
This record-breaking storm also tied a few. The 2005 Atlantic storm season tied a 1933 record for the busiest ever when Tropical Storm Wilma, the 21st named storm of the season, formed over the Caribbean Sea. Wilma is also the 12th hurricane of the season, the same number reached in 1969 (the highest since record-keeping began in the mid-1800's).
And, one more "first ever" is on the horizon: Wilma is at the tail-end of the National Hurricane Center's name list. If more tropical storms form this season, the Greek alphabet (starting with Alpha) will be used for the first time in history.