Michael upgraded to a hurricane

Oct 09, 2018, 03:01
Michael upgraded to a hurricane

As of 2pm on Monday, Michael was located just SW of the western tip of Cuba, moving N around 6kt with maximum winds of 65kts.

While it remains unclear where Hurricane Michael will hit, Wool said it would be more powerful than other storms that have damaged the eastern Panhandle and Big Bend.

With maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour while moving north at 9 miles per hour, Michael is now "bringing hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall to western Cuba" as storm surge and hurricane warnings have been issued for the northeastern area of the Gulf Coast.

The storm was expected to bring up to 12 inches (30 cm) of rain with storm surges up to 12 feet (3.7 meters), according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC).

The Gulf Coast is forecast to see tropical storm conditions Tuesday night or early Wednesday, ahead of the hurricane activity expected for Wednesday.

Tropical system developing; rain likely late next week
Highs should stay in the low 90s both days with a partly cloudy sky and not much in the way of a rain chance. As of Saturday it was moving north and posed a 90 percent chance of development within five days.

The governor declared a state of emergency for Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin, Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Hamilton, Suwannee, Lafayette, Dixie, Columbia, Gilchrist, Levy and Citrus counties. Strengthening is forecast during the next several days, and Michael could become a hurricane by Tuesday night or Wednesday.

A satellite image of Tropical Storm Michael taken Monday.

Michael was expected to make landfall Wednesday in parts of the Panhandle where county jail inmates were enlisted last week to help clean up fish killed by the red tide.

Michael won't be quite as powerful as Florence, which poured out 15 to 24 inches of rain in total. The storm surge watch stretches from Anna Maria Island to Navarre, while the tropical storm watch stretches to the Suwanee River.

Enhanced infrared satellite loop of Hurricane Michael about to enter the Gulf of Mexico.

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Scott said 500 Florida National Guard members had been activated for planning, logistics and response, and another 5,000 stood at the ready.

By late Monday afternoon, Close said folks across Tampa Bay will see quick-moving storms pass through the area as the hurricane's outer bands begin to reach Florida. A major hurricane is defined as Category 3 or greater on the Saffir-Simpson scale, with sustained winds of 111mph or greater. "Tropical storm conditions are expected over the northeastern Yucatan Peninsula and the Isle of Youth today", the center said. There is also a threat of tornadoes, especially if the storm moves to the west of Myrtle Beach.

An Air Force hurricane hunter airplane was sent into the storm to investigate, the hurricane center said.

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum canceled campaign events in South Florida on Monday and Tuesday to prepare for the storm, his campaign said.

Michael has the potential to be the strongest storm in the region since Hurricane Eloise swept across Bay County in September 1975 with 110 miles per hour winds.

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