03/28/2008 02:43 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Wilma Barreling Toward Florida As "Extremely Dangerous" Category 5 Hurricane…

Gathering strength at a fierce pace, Hurricane Wilma grew into a Category 5 monster storm early Wednesday with 175 mph winds. Forecasters warned the storm was "extremely dangerous" and said a key reading of its pressure was the lowest ever recorded in the Atlantic basin.

"This will make this the most intense hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic basin, stronger than Gilbert" in 1988, National Hurricane Center forecaster Jennifer Pralgo told CBS Radio News.

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