Hurricane heads for Florida Panhandle 

Posted: 5:50 am Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

By Kirk Mellish

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… Max wind gusts forecast at landfall 125 mph near the eye.

The Florida Panhandle and adjacent areas still under the gun from Michael including parts of Central, South and East Georgia.

For Metro Atlanta the impact is currently expected to be minimal with rain and wind, but keep in mind that could easily change with even a slight shift in the predicted path so don’t let your guard down and stay tuned for updates on the radio all day each day.

Isolated power loss possible South and East of the Perimeter tomorrow night or Thursday but the highest risk for power loss and flooding is along and south of a line from Athens to Macon to Columbus based on the current projected track of the eye of the storm.

Still forecasting a nice dry taste of autumn weather behind the system in time for the weekend, with more pleasant temperatures continuing next week. Details on the radio.

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EXPERIMENTAL POWER OUTAGE MAP UNIV. OF MICHIGAN ENGINEERING DEPT.:

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ECMWF WIND GUSTS GREEN IS TROPICAL STORM FORCE 39 MPH:

 

3-DAY RAINFALL ESTIMATED AVERAGE:

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