Michael strengthens into a hurricane, menaces Florida

08 October, 2018, 19:29 | Author: Emmett Rice
  • A new hurricane is making its way toward Florida and is expected to bring more rainfall to southeastern North Carolina this week

The storm is expected to gain hurricane status by Monday night or Tuesday as its center moves over the Yucatan Channel and then crosses the Gulf of Mexico, nearing the Florida Panhandle coast by Wednesday.

The storm is projected to hit somewhere in Florida on Wednesday or early Thursday.

Anna Maria Island Florida, including Tampa Bay and another has been issued from the Alabama-Florida border to the Mississippi-Alabama border. Impacts from Tropical Storm Michael will be experienced much sooner than the actual landfall itself (which occurs when the due center of the eye crosses over land).

At the Alabama coast we expect heavy rain and high winds to be possible, but the worst of the storm will like occur in the Panhandle of Florida. It will bring unsafe storm surge, damaging winds and heavy rain.

Below is additional information from the National Hurricane Center.

The National Hurricane Center says Michael is now a hurricane and will continue to strengthen as it approaches US.

"This storm will be life-threatening", Scott said during a briefing Sunday evening in Tallahassee.

A hellish October surprise is looming off Florida's Gulf Coast, threatening to upend some of the country's most important mid-term political races with hurricane-force winds.

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The NHC's forecasted "cone of uncertainty" shows that the storm will hit Florida's Panhandle region before going through Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Tropical storm winds extended out 170 miles (275 kilometers), primarily to the northeast and southeast of the storm's center.

The National Hurricane Center upgraded the storm with its 11 a.m. advisory Tuesday, recording maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour.

Michael is forecast to become a hurricane later Monday and a major hurricane Tuesday night or Wednesday.

According to the forecast, parts of the Tampa Bay area and the western Florida Panhandle also could see up to 4 feet (1.2 meters) of storm surge.

Hurricane watches have been posted from the Alabama/Florida border to Suwannee River, Florida which is just to the northwest of Cedar Key on Florida's west coast.

The NHC forecasters said the storm has become better organized Monday morning, and the westerly wind shear that was supposed to curtail its strengthening hasn't had the desired effect.

Michael's trek to Florida is affecting politics in the state.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for western Cuba.

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