Michael is hurricane, more watches issued for growing storm

by Ben Pena October 9, 2018, 2:30
Michael is hurricane, more watches issued for growing storm

NWS Charleston's latest advisory on Michael anticipates impacts along the SC coast as early as Sunday night, and minor to moderate impacts along the SC and Georgia coasts Monday until Thursday. It has 90 miles per hour winds and is moving slowly at 2 miles per hour to the north-northwest.

Rick Scott gave a statement regarding the storm on Monday morning, saying that he has declared a State of Emergency in 26 counties ahead of the landfall.

In some parts of the Florida coast, storm surges are projected to approach eleven feet.

Hurricane Michael continues to strengthen as it heads into the Gulf of Mexico.

A hurricane watch has been posted for the Florida Gulf Coast, all the way from the Alabama-Florida border to the Suwannee River in Florida. The National Hurricane Center is telling residents to take this threat seriously and to expect storm surge and heavy rainfall along with unsafe winds.

A Storm Surge Watch and Tropical Storm Watch have both been issued for coastal areas including Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Levy, Manatee, Pasco, and Pinellas counties.

Michael is now centered about 50 miles south of the western tip of Cuba and is moving north.

Additionally, we have a Storm Surge Watch up for Tampa Bay Waters as well as High Surf Advisories, Rip Current Advisories and a Small Craft Advisory.

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It would impact 35 Florida counties - Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin, Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Columbia, Hamilton, Suwanee, Lafayette, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy, Citrus, Pasco, Hernando, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Alachua, Union, Bradford and Baker Counties.

The storm should weaken quickly after hitting northern Mexico, and it will "likely dissipate over the high terrain of mainland Mexico", said the discussion.

With the ground saturated from Hurricane Florence, inland flooding is also predicted. The category one hurricane is expected to affect parts of the state later this week.

Scott activated 500 National Guard troops in advance of the storm.

"The main hazards will be gusty winds, flooding and isolated tornadoes", the National Weather Service's Hazardous Weather Outlook for South Florida said at 11 a.m. Monday. Michael is forecast to intensify as it tracks into the Gulf of Mexico and threaten the northeastern Gulf Coast by Wednesday, and could reach category three status. This rainfall could lead to life-threatening flash floods and mudslides in areas of mountainous terrain.

"It's a storm to keep an eye on", said meteorologist Tony Saavedra with the National Weather Service in Newport.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 miles per hour with higher gusts, the National Hurricane Center said.

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