Single Status Update
Hoping those in the southeast remain safe this week! Areas along the panhandle of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina are in for a wet and windy next few days. Hurricane Michael made landfall along Mexico Beach, FL with maximum sustained wind (over 10minutes) of 155 mph and a minimum pressure of 919mb. This is 1mph shy of a Cat5 hurricane. To compare pressure, Hurricane Andrew (1992) had a minimum pressure of 922mb. It is now the third strongest hurricane to make landfall in the US by these measurements. I beg those in the "path" to heed warnings and keep yourself informed of hazards by checking www.weather.gov frequently for your area. Just because it's set to be a tropical storm by the time it reaches the SE states does not mean that there are not terrible hazards still possible for us. Florence was a low-grade hurricane when it made landfall on the NC/SC coast and still caused terrible effects for those living there. Rain and wind are never a good mixture. Be wary!