Category: Tropical

At 10:00 PM, Strong Category 3 Hurricane Michael Continues To Strengthen

At 10:00 PM, Strong Category 3 Hurricane Michael Continues To Strengthen

| October 9, 2018 @ 9:58 pm

As of the latest update from the National Hurricane Center, maximum sustained winds are at 125 MPH, making it a major hurricane at category 3 strength. Movement is still to the north at 12 MPH. The minimum central pressure is at 947mb.

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Satellite Sheldon Compares Michael, Harvey and Florence

Satellite Sheldon Compares Michael, Harvey and Florence

| October 9, 2018 @ 9:20 pm

Friend of the blog and satellite expert Sheldon Kusselson has produced a neat infographic tonight comparing Michael with Hurricanes Harvey, which produced tremendous floods in Texas last year, and this year’s Florence, which caused flooding in the Carolinas.

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Michael’s Northern Eye Wall Now Visible On Eglin AFB Radar

Michael’s Northern Eye Wall Now Visible On Eglin AFB Radar

| October 9, 2018 @ 9:02 pm

We are now starting to see the northern part of the eyewall on the NWS Radar out of Eglin Air Force Base (KEVX) at this point, and that means that it is only now 210 nautical miles south-southwest of Panama City, and about 193 miles southwest of Apalachicola, as of 8:55 PM.

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A Few Quick Notes at 6:45 p.m.

A Few Quick Notes at 6:45 p.m.

| October 9, 2018 @ 6:52 pm

Michael is becoming better organized which does not bode well for the coastal areas it is targeting.

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The Latest Watches and Warnings

The Latest Watches and Warnings

| October 9, 2018 @ 6:17 pm

A myriad of tropical storm, hurricane and flash flood watches, and warnings are in effect for parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia and into the Carolinas.

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Michael Down to 955 Millibars; Could Become a Cat Four Before Landfall

Michael Down to 955 Millibars; Could Become a Cat Four Before Landfall

| October 9, 2018 @ 5:51 pm

Hurricane Michael is strengthening rather quickly and the major hurricane could reach category four status before landfall early tomorrow afternoon.

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Michael Strengthens Into A Major Hurricane, Continues On Track To The Gulf Coast

Michael Strengthens Into A Major Hurricane, Continues On Track To The Gulf Coast

| October 9, 2018 @ 4:08 pm

As of the latest update from the National Hurricane Center, maximum sustained winds are at 120 MPH, making it a major hurricane at category 3. Movement is still to the north at 12 MPH.

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Michael To Make Landfall Tomorrow; Main Impact Far Southeast Alabama

Michael To Make Landfall Tomorrow; Main Impact Far Southeast Alabama

| October 9, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

THIS AFTERNOON: As expected, we have high clouds over Alabama this afternoon along with a few widely scattered showers. Nothing widespread; temperatures are mostly in the low to mid 80s. We will maintain the chance of a few showers tonight.

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While Michael Is The Big Story, We Do Have Two Other Named Storms Out There

While Michael Is The Big Story, We Do Have Two Other Named Storms Out There

| October 9, 2018 @ 1:47 pm

Of course, the main weather story is the approach of Hurricane Michael to the Gulf Coast of the Florida Panhandle, but we do have two other storms to talk about out there in the tropics… Leslie and Nadine.

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The Latest Is In On Hurricane Michael At 1:00 PM

The Latest Is In On Hurricane Michael At 1:00 PM

| October 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

As of the latest update from the National Hurricane Center, maximum sustained winds are still at 110 MPH and movement is still to the north at 12 MPH. The minimum central pressure is at 965mb.

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A 9:20 a.m. Update on Hurricane Michael

A 9:20 a.m. Update on Hurricane Michael

| October 9, 2018 @ 9:20 am

Hurricane Michael continues to strengthen steadily and should be a category three hurricane at landfall somewhere across about a 100 mile stretch of coastline centered on Panama City tomorrow afternoon. All preparations should be completed by sunset tonight.

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Dangerous Hurricane Michael Heads For The Florida Coast; Cooler Air in Alabama Thursday

Dangerous Hurricane Michael Heads For The Florida Coast; Cooler Air in Alabama Thursday

| October 9, 2018 @ 6:23 am

EYES ON MICHAEL: Alabama’s weather won’t change much today; high clouds will increase ahead of Hurricane Michael in the Gulf of Mexico, and a few scattered showers will develop today and tonight, but nothing especially widespread. We reach the low to mid 80s this afternoon; the average high for October 9 at Birmingham is 77.

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Devastating Storm Surge Flooding Will Accompany Hurricane Michael

Devastating Storm Surge Flooding Will Accompany Hurricane Michael

| October 9, 2018 @ 4:54 am

Here is the NHC Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map showing inundation above normally dry ground. As you can see, widespread 9-12 foot inundation is expected from Indian Pass to Homosassa Springs. This includes places like: …Apalachicola …St. George Island …Eastpoint …Carabelle …Alligator Point …St. Marks …Sopchoppy …Fish Creek …Steinhatchee …Suwanee …Cedar Key …Homosassa Areas from […]

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An Early Morning Look at Hurricane Michael

An Early Morning Look at Hurricane Michael

| October 9, 2018 @ 4:35 am

Hurricane warnings are in effect for Northwest Florida into the Big Bend area, as well as a couple of Southeast Alabama counties. Tropical storm warnings are in effect for parts of South Alabama as well.

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