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Hurricane Michael – Day 3

Hurricane MichaelPosition: 23.2N 85.3W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [350°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 90 mph [140 kph].
Wind Gusts: 105 mph [170 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 175 miles [280 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Minimum central pressure: 970 mb ↓.

Currently about 485 miles [ 780 km] South of Panama City, Florida and 504 miles [ 811 km] South of Cinco Bayou, Florida.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the Cuban province of Pinar del Rio; the Gulf Coast of Florida from the Alabama-Florida border eastward to Suwanee River, Florida.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Cuban province of the Isle of Youth; from the Alabama-Florida border westward to the Mississippi-Alabama border; Suwanee River to Chassahowitzka, Florida.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for Okaloosa/Walton County Line, Florida to Anclote River, Florida.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect from the Alabama-Florida border westward to the Mississippi-Alabama border.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Chassahowitzka to Anna Maria Island, Florida, including Tampa Bay; and Mississippi/Alabama border to the Mouth of the Pearl River.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect from Anclote River, Florida eastward to Anna Maria Island, Florida, including Tampa Bay; Alabama/Florida border to Okaloosa/Walton County Line, Florida.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]