Hurricane Michael makes landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida with 155-mph winds!

Written by on October 10, 2018 in Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments

At 12.30pm CT, Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, FL as a top end Cat 4 hurricane packing sustained winds of 155 mph. Just 1 mph higher would have been this the first Category 5 landfall since Andrew in 1992. Michael was the Panhandle’s strongest ever landfall and 3rd strongest for the US in terms of pressure.



Since last night’s post, Michael as feared, has continued to strengthen overnight and this morning. With barely 15 miles from a landfall close to Panama City, Florida, sustained winds have increased from 145 to 150 mph. A rare occurrence for any US landfalling hurricane.


PRESSURE AT 919MB. 3rd strongest landfalling US hurricane!

The pounding has long begun but the intense and likely catastrophic impacts from the eyewall is quickly approaching land.

Unlike Katrina and more like Andrew, Hurricane Michael is coming ashore at peak intensity!


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