Hurricane Michael Headed for Cat 3 Strength

October 9, 2018


Hurricane Michael has strengthened to Category 2 intensity, and is forecast to strike the Florida Panhandle as a Category 3 with dangerous storm surge flooding, destructive winds and flooding rainfall. Michael will also bring heavy rain and strong winds to other parts of the southeastern United States after it moves inland.

“Michael could develop into a potentially catastrophic event for the northeastern Gulf Coast,” the National Weather Service office in Tallahassee, Florida, wrote in its area forecast discussion Monday afternoon. Michael could be the strongest hurricane to landfall along the stretch of Florida’s Panhandle Gulf Coast in 12 years.

Michael is currently centered about 395 miles south of Panama City, Florida, and is moving north-northwest.

One Response to “Hurricane Michael Headed for Cat 3 Strength”

  1. dumboldguy Says:

    This is getting old. At least it doesn’t look like there’s a blocking high in place to make it worse. It will move rapidly and bring rain (again) to my area in the mid-Atlantic. Things have been so wet here that I have more mushrooms growing in my lawn than I have ever had in the 46 years I’ve lived here—-several different varieties in assorted sizes, including big blue ones (a first).

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