Michael becomes Dangerous Category 3 hurricane less than 24 hours prior to Florida landfall

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

Despite encountering shear, some dry air and even the crossing of a cool ocean eddy, Michael has continued to strengthen. Just yesterday morning Michael was a tropical storm but as of this writing, he has become a 120 mph Category 3, poised to be one of, if not thee strongest hurricane to ever make landfall in Northwest Florida. Michael will be the first major to hit the Panhandle since Dennis in 2005.

Visible satellite shows a deepening ring of convection around most of the eye with improving outflow cirrus.


Latest status


Modelling is a good agreement on track which takes the eye ashore around Panama City as a strong Cat 3 or even a 4 between 12 noon and 3pm tomorrow afternoon.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits


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