Hurricane Michael Slamming Florida Georgia Carolinas

Hurricane Michael Slamming Florida Georgia Carolinas
Hurricane Michael Slamming Florida Georgia Carolinas

Hurricane Michael Slamming Florida Georgia Carolinas –  The National Weather Service (NWS) National Hurricane Center update at 4:00 pm put Hurricane Michael (see video below) at Category off shore from Naples, Florida.  The NWS update states,  “The eye of Hurricane Michael became very distinct in both visible and infrared satellite pictures early this afternoon, but has been a little more cloud filled since that time. Very deep convection has continue to develop over the southeastern and eastern portion of the eyewall and rotate around the north and west sides.

An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft measured a peak 700-mb flight-level wind of 109 kt in the northeast eyewall as it exited the storm just prior to 1800 UTC, and another Air Force Hurricane Hunter very recently made its first pass through the eye and reported similar flight-level winds in the southeast quadrant, and a minimum pressure of 957 mb, down about 8 mb over the past few hours.

Based on these observations and Dvorak satellite classifications, the initial intensity has been increased to 105 kt for this advisory.”

There is a video of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’ ship Empress of the Seas caught in Hurricane Michael below. Empress of the Seas is on an 7 Night Best of Cuba Cruise which embarked from Miami, Florida on Thursday, October 4 with calls at George Town; Grand Cayman; Cienfuegos, Cuba  and Havana, Cuba before turning to Miami, Florida.

Empress of the Seas Location Hurricane Michael October 9 2018
Empress of the Seas Location Hurricane Michael October 9 2018

FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

  • INIT – 120 MPH – Category 3 (E Naples, FL)
  • 12H – 125 MPH – Category 3 (ESE Clearwater, FL )
  • 24H – 125 MPH – Category 3 (ESE Panama City, FL )
  • 36H – 70 MPH – Tropical Storm (Leesburg, GA)
  • 48H – 50 MPH – Tropical Storm (Cayce, SC)
  • 72H – 65 MPH – Tropical Storm (ESE Atlantic City, NJ)
  • 96H – 65 MPH – Tropical Storm (ENE St.John’s Newfoundland Canada)
  • 120H – 50 MPH – Tropical Storm (WSW Baltimore, Ireland)

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Video: Cruise Ship Battered By Rough Waters Due To Hurricane Michael

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