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Last updated: Friday, October 12, 2018 6:14 PM

Tropical Rain Storm Michael - Final

Not all data/maps are included below - It depends on storm location, strength, etc...

...DISTURBANCE GETTING BETTER ORGANIZED OVER THE NORTHWESTERN
CARIBBEAN SEA...
...WARNINGS AND WATCHES ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN CUBA AND
THE YUCATAN PENINSULA...

...A TROPICAL DEPRESSION EXPECTED TO FORM IN THE NORTHWESTERN
CARIBBEAN SEA TONIGHT OR SUNDAY...
...HEAVY RAINS HEADING FOR WESTERN CUBA...

...DISTURBANCE MEANDERING OFF THE EAST COAST OF THE YUCATAN
PENINSULA...

...DISTURBANCE BECOMES A TROPICAL DEPRESSION...

...DEPRESSION EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN...
...HEAVY RAINS WILL SPREAD OVER WESTERN CUBA LATER TODAY...

...DEPRESSION MOVING NORTHWARD...
...HEAVY RAINS WILL SPREAD OVER WESTERN CUBA LATER TODAY AND
TONIGHT...

...DEPRESSION STRENGTHENS TO A TROPICAL STORM...

...MICHAEL EXPECTED TO SPREAD HEAVY RAINS OVER WESTERN CUBA
LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT...

...AIRCRAFT FINDS MICHAEL STRONGER...
...HEAVY RAINS EXPECTED OVER WESTERN CUBA TONIGHT AND MONDAY...
...THREAT TO THE NORTHEASTERN U.S. GULF COAST INCREASING...

...MICHAEL A LITTLE STRONGER...
...HEAVY RAINS EXPECTED OVER WESTERN CUBA TONIGHT AND MONDAY...
...THREAT TO THE NORTHEASTERN GULF COAST CONTINUES TO INCREASE...

...MICHAEL MOVING SLOWLY NORTHWARD TOWARD THE YUCATAN CHANNEL...
...HEAVY RAINS EXPECTED OVER WESTERN CUBA TONIGHT AND MONDAY...
...THREAT TO THE NORTHEASTERN GULF COAST BECOMING MORE LIKELY...

...CENTER OF MICHAEL PASSING TO THE EAST OF COZUMEL...
...HEAVY RAINS SPREADING ACROSS WESTERN CUBA AND THE FLORIDA KEYS...

...MICHAEL ALMOST A HURRICANE...
...HURRICANE WATCH ISSUED FOR THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND FLORIDA BIG
BEND...

...MICHAEL EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE VERY SOON...
...HEAVY RAINFALL AND STRONG WINDS SPREADING ACROSS WESTERN CUBA...

...MICHAEL BECOMES A HURRICANE AND CONTINUED STRENGTHENING
EXPECTED...
...HEAVY RAINFALL AND STRONG WINDS SPREADING ACROSS WESTERN CUBA...
...RISK OF LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE...HEAVY RAINFALL...AND
DANGEROUS WINDS INCREASING FOR THE NORTHEASTERN GULF COAST
...

...CENTER OF MICHAEL PASSING NEAR THE WESTERN TIP OF CUBA...
...HEAVY RAINFALL AND STRONG WINDS SPREADING ACROSS WESTERN CUBA...
...RISK OF LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE...HEAVY RAINFALL...AND
DANGEROUS WINDS INCREASING FOR THE NORTHEASTERN GULF COAST...

...MICHAEL BRINGING HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS AND HEAVY RAINFALL TO
WESTERN CUBA...
...STORM SURGE AND HURRICANE WARNINGS ISSUED FOR THE NORTHEASTERN
GULF COAST...

...NOAA HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT FINDS MICHAEL A LITTLE STRONGER...
...STORM SURGE AND HURRICANE WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHEASTERN
GULF COAST...

...MICHAEL CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN...
...STORM SURGE AND HURRICANE WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHEASTERN
GULF COAST...

...MICHAEL MOVING NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD THROUGH THE SOUTHERN GULF
OF MEXICO...
...STORM SURGE AND HURRICANE WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHEASTERN
GULF COAST...

...MICHAEL STRENGTHENING WHILE MOVING NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD OVER THE
SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO...
...LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE...HURRICANE FORCE WINDS...AND HEAVY
RAINFALL EXPECTED ALONG THE NORTHEASTERN GULF COAST...

...HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT REPORT THAT MICHAEL IS STILL
STRENGTHENING...
...LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE...HURRICANE FORCE WINDS...AND HEAVY
RAINFALL EXPECTED ALONG THE NORTHEASTERN GULF COAST...

...MICHAEL STRENGTHENS TO A MAJOR HURRICANE...
...LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE...HURRICANE FORCE WINDS...AND HEAVY
RAINFALL EXPECTED ALONG THE NORTHEASTERN GULF COAST...

...DANGEROUS HURRICANE MICHAEL CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN...
...LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE...HURRICANE FORCE WINDS...AND HEAVY
RAINFALL EXPECTED ALONG THE NORTHEASTERN GULF COAST...

...MICHAEL BECOMES AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE...
...LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE...HURRICANE FORCE WINDS...AND HEAVY
RAINFALL EXPECTED ALONG THE NORTHEASTERN GULF COAST...

...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CATEGORY 4 MICHAEL STRENGTHENS
FURTHER AS IT HEADS NORTHWARD TOWARD THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE...
...LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE...HURRICANE FORCE WINDS...AND HEAVY
RAINFALL EXPECTED ALONG THE NORTHEASTERN GULF COAST...

Hurricane Michael Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL142018
500 AM CDT Wed Oct 10 2018

...5 AM CDT POSITION UPDATE...
...RAINBANDS OF MICHAEL SPREADING ACROSS THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE...

The latest minimum central pressure estimated from Air Force
Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft data has fallen to 937 mb
(27.67 inches). NOAA buoy 42039 recently reported sustained winds
of 60 mph (97 km/h) and a wind gust of 67 mph (108 km/h).

Hurricane Michael Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL142018
600 AM CDT Wed Oct 10 2018

...6 AM CDT POSITION UPDATE...
...TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS SPREADING ONSHORE OF THE COAST OF THE
FLORIDA PANHANDLE...

NOAA buoy 42039, located about 90 miles (145 km) south-southwest
of Panama City, Florida, recently reported sustained winds
of 60 mph (97 km/h) and a wind gust of 76 mph (122 km/h). A wind
gust to 54 mph (87 km/h) was recently reported at Apalachicola
Regional Airport.

...POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC HURRICANE MICHAEL HEADING TOWARD THE
FLORIDA PANHANDLE...
...LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE...HURRICANE FORCE WINDS...AND HEAVY
RAINFALL IMMINENT...

...CORE OF EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE MICHAEL CLOSING IN ON THE
COAST OF THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE...
...LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE...HURRICANE FORCE WINDS...AND HEAVY
RAINFALL IMMINENT...

Hurricane Michael Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL142018
1030 AM CDT Wed Oct 10 2018

...MICHAEL STILL STRENGTHENING AS THE EYE NEARS THE COAST OF
THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE...

Data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate
that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 150 mph
(240 km/h) with higher gusts. The aircraft also reported that the
minimum pressure has fallen to 923 mb (27.26 inches).

The Apalachicola airport recently reported a wind gust of 72 mph
(101 km/h).

Water levels continue to rise quickly along the coast of the Florida
Panhandle. A National Ocean Service water level station at
Apalachicola recently reported over 5 feet of inundation above
ground level.

Hurricane Michael Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL142018
1200 PM CDT Wed Oct 10 2018

...12 PM CDT POSITION UPDATE...
...EYEWALL OF MICHAEL COMING ASHORE ALONG THE COAST OF THE FLORIDA
PANHANDLE BETWEEN ST. VINCENT ISLAND AND PANAMA CITY...
...LIFE THREATENING STORM SURGE AND CATASTROPHIC WINDS MOVING
ONSHORE...

With the landfall of Michael's eye imminent, everyone in the
landfall area is reminded not to venture out into the relative calm
of the eye, as hazardous winds will increase very quickly as the eye
passes!

A weather station at the Gulf County Emergency Operations Center in
Port St. Joe recently reported a wind gust of 106 mph (171 km/h).
A Weatherflow station is St. Andrew Bay recently reported a
sustained wind of 62 mph (100 km/h) and a wind gust of 77 mph (124
km/h). The Apalachicola airport recently reported sustained winds
of 63 mph (102 km/h) with a gust of 89 mph (143 km/h).

Water levels continue to rise quickly along the coast of the Florida
Panhandle. A National Ocean Service water level station at
Apalachicola recently reported over 6.5 feet of inundation above
ground level.

...MICHAEL INTENSIFIES AS IT MAKES LANDFALL NEAR MEXICO BEACH
FLORIDA...
...LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE...HURRICANE FORCE WINDS...AND HEAVY
RAINFALL OCCURING OVER THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE...

Hurricane Michael Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL142018
200 PM CDT Wed Oct 10 2018

...2 PM CDT POSITION UPDATE...
...EYE OF MICHAEL MOVING INLAND OVER THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE EAST
OF PANAMA CITY...
...LIFE THREATENING STORM SURGE AND CATASTROPHIC WINDS CONTINUE...

Radar data indicate that the eye of Michael is moving inland over
portions of Bay and Calhoun counties in the Florida Panhandle.
Everyone in these areas is reminded not to venture out into the
relative calm of the eye, as hazardous winds will increase very
quickly as the eye passes!

Recently reported wind gusts include:

Tyndall Air Force Base: 119 mph (191 km/h)
Florida State University Panama City Campus: 116 mph (187 km/h)
University of Florida/Weatherflow Mexico Beach: 104 mph (167 km/h)
Panama City Treatment Plant: 94 mph (151 km/h)
Panama City Beach National Ocean Service: 78 mph (126 km/h)

Dangerous storm surge continues along the coast of the Florida
Panhandle. A National Ocean Service water level station at
Apalachicola recently reported over 7.7 feet of inundation above
ground level.

Hurricane Michael Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL142018
300 PM CDT Wed Oct 10 2018

...3 PM CDT POSITION UPDATE...
...EYE OF MICHAEL APPROACHING I-10 IN THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE...
...LIFE THREATENING STORM SURGE AND CATASTROPHIC WINDS CONTINUE...

Radar data indicate that the eye of Michael is now moving inland
over portions of Jackson County in the Florida Panhandle and is
nearing Interstate 10. Everyone in these areas is reminded not to
venture out into the relative calm of the eye, as hazardous winds
will increase very quickly as the eye passes!

Recently reported wind gusts include:

Marianna Florida airport: 102 mph (164 km/h)
University of Florida/Weatherflow Mexico Beach: 83 mph (134 km/h)
Panama City Beach National Ocean Service: 80 mph (129 km/h)
Tallahassee International Airport: 71 mph (115 km/h)
Donalsonville Georgia: 67 mph (107 km/h)
Downtown Tallahassee: 63 mph (101 km/h)

Dangerous storm surge continues along the coast of the Florida
Panhandle. A National Ocean Service water level station at
Apalachicola is still reporting over 7 feet of inundation above
ground level.

..EYE OF MICHAEL APPROACHING EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA AND
SOUTHWEST GEORGIA...
...LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE AND CATASTROPHIC WINDS CONTINUE...

Hurricane Michael Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL142018
600 PM EDT Wed Oct 10 2018

...6 PM EDT POSITION UPDATE...
...EYE OF MICHAEL MOVING THROUGH EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN GEORGIA...
...LIFE THREATENING STORM SURGE AND DAMAGING WINDS CONTINUE...

NOAA Doppler radar data indicate that the eye of Michael is now
moving over Seminole County in extreme southwestern Georgia.
Everyone in this county should not venture out into the relative
calm of the eye, as hazardous winds will increase very quickly as
the eye passes!

Recently reported wind gusts include:

Tallahassee International Airport: 64 mph (104 km/h)
Dothan Alabama airport: 62 mph (100 km/h)
University of Florida/Weatherflow Mexico Beach: 58 mph (93 km/h)
Albany Georgia airport: 51 mph (81 km/h)

Dangerous storm surge continues along the coast of the Florida
Panhandle. A National Ocean Service water level station at
Apalachicola is still reporting nearly 5 feet of inundation above
ground level.

Hurricane Michael Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL142018
700 PM EDT Wed Oct 10 2018

...7 PM EDT POSITION UPDATE...
...EYE OF MICHAEL MOVING THROUGH SOUTHWESTERN GEORGIA...
...LIFE THREATENING STORM SURGE ALONG THE COAST AND DAMAGING WINDS
INLAND CONTINUE...

NOAA Doppler radar data indicate that the eye of Michael is now
moving over southwestern Georgia.

Recently reported wind gusts include:

Albany Georgia airport: 67 mph (107 km/h)
Tallahassee International Airport: 61 mph (98 km/h)
Dothan Alabama airport: 60 mph (96 km/h)

Dangerous storm surge continues along the coast of the Florida
Panhandle. A National Ocean Service water level station at
Apalachicola is still reporting nearly 5 feet of inundation above
ground level.

...EYE OF MICHAEL MOVING ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN GEORGIA...
...DAMAGING WINDS OCCURRING ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN
PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA AND SOUTHWESTERN AND SOUTH-CENTRAL GEORGIA...
...STORM FLOODING STILL OCCURRING ALONG THE GULF COAST...

Hurricane Michael Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL142018
900 PM EDT Wed Oct 10 2018

...9 PM EDT POSITION UPDATE...
...CENTER OF MICHAEL MOVING THROUGH SOUTHWESTERN GEORGIA...
...DAMAGING WINDS STILL OCCURRING INLAND...
...STORM SURGE LEVELS GRADUALLY SUBSIDING ON THE GULF COAST...

NOAA Doppler radar data indicate that the center of Michael is
continuing to move over southwestern Georgia. Winds are gradually
deceasing over the Florida panhandle, but they are beginning to
increase along the Georgia coast.

Recent wind reports include:

Weatherflow site Jekyll Island Georgia: 61 mph (98 km/h)
Macon Georgia airport: wind gust to 47 mph (76 km/h)

Storm surge levels will continue to decrease along the coast of the
Florida Panhandle tonight. A National Ocean Service water level
station at Apalachicola is now reporting less than 3 feet of
inundation above ground level.

...MICHAEL WEAKENING AS IT MOVES ACROSS SOUTH-CENTRAL GEORGIA...
...STORM FLOODING GRADUALLY DECREASING ALONG THE GULF COAST...

...MICHAEL CONTINUES TO WEAKEN OVER CENTRAL GEORGIA...
...WINDS INCREASING ALONG PORTIONS OF THE GEORGIA AND SOUTH
CAROLINA COASTS...

...CENTER OF MICHAEL MOVING OVER SOUTH CAROLINA...
...TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS OCCURRING OVER PORTIONS OF
SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA AND CENTRAL AND EASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA...

...CENTER OF MICHAEL MOVING OVER SOUTH CAROLINA...
...TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS OCCURRING OVER PORTIONS OF
SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA AND CENTRAL AND EASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA...

...MICHAEL PRODUCING FLASH FLOODING ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTH
CAROLINA AND SOUTH-CENTRAL VIRGINIA...
...TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WIND GUSTS OCCURRING OVER PORTIONS OF
NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA...

...MICHAEL PRODUCING LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODING ACROSS PORTIONS
OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA...
...DAMAGING TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND GUSTS OCCURRING OVER PORTIONS
OF VIRGINIA AND CENTRAL AND EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA...

...MICHAEL LOSING TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS...
...DAMAGING WINDS AND LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODING STILL
OCCURRING OVER PORTIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA...

...MICHAEL ABOUT TO MOVE OFF THE VIRGINIA COAST AND BECOME POST
TROPICAL...
...DAMAGING WINDS AND LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODING STILL
OCCURRING OVER PORTIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA AND THE SOUTHERN
MID-ATLANTIC...

...MICHAEL STRENGTHENING WHILE TRANSITIONING TO A POST-TROPICAL
STORM...
...DAMAGING WINDS AND LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODING STILL
OCCURRING OVER PORTIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA AND THE SOUTHERN
MID-ATLANTIC...

...MICHAEL BECOMES A STORM-FORCE POST-TROPICAL LOW AS IT MOVES
AWAY FROM THE UNITED STATES...
...ALL TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNINGS AND WATCHES DISCONTINUED...

This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane
Center on this system.

None

BULLETIN
Post-Tropical Cyclone Michael Advisory Number 23
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL142018
500 AM EDT Fri Oct 12 2018

...MICHAEL BECOMES A STORM-FORCE POST-TROPICAL LOW AS IT MOVES
AWAY FROM THE UNITED STATES...
...ALL TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNINGS AND WATCHES DISCONTINUED...

SUMMARY OF 500 AM EDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...38.0N 73.1W
ABOUT 185 MI...300 KM ENE OF NORFOLK VIRGINIA
ABOUT 275 MI...445 KM SW OF NANTUCKET MASSACHUSETTS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH...100 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...ENE OR 65 DEGREES AT 29 MPH...46 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...983 MB...29.03 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

All coastal tropical cyclone warnings and watches are discontinued.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
----------------------
At 500 AM EDT (0900 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone
Michael was located near latitude 38.0 North, longitude 73.1 West.
The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the east-northeast near
29 mph (46 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue with an
increase in forward speed during the next couple of days. On the
forecast track, the center of Michael will move away from the
United States today and move rapidly across the open Atlantic Ocean
tonight through Sunday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased near 65 mph (100 km/h) with
higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is expected today and
tonight as the post-tropical cyclone moves across the Atlantic.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 275 miles (445 km)
from the center. NOAA buoy 44014 recently reported sustained winds
of 58 mph (94 km/h) and a wind gust of 72 mph (115 km/h).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 983 mb (29.03 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
STORM SURGE: Storm surge flooding along the North Carolina coast,
including the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds, should diminish today.

WIND: Gale winds may continue for a few more hours over portions of
southeastern Virginia, the southern Chesapeake Bay, and the Delmarva
Peninsula.

RAINFALL: Michael is expected to produce 1 to 3 inches of rain from
New Jersey to Long Island to Cape Cod, and 3 to 5 inches over
Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard through this afternoon. This
rainfall could lead to flash flooding. Elsewhere, flooding and
flash flooding may continue where Michael produced heavy rain very
recently in the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic states.

Rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches are expected across the coastal
northern Mid-Atlantic and southern New England.

NEXT ADVISORY
-------------
This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane
Center on this system.

 

 

 



 

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