Hurricane Michael was an Atlantic tropical cyclone. The storm threatened Cuba, northwestern Florida, Georgia and southern Alabama. Michael was the 13th named storm and seventh hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season.
The storm passed near western Cuba on October 7-8.
Michael became a Category 3 hurricane on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
The storm struck near Mexico Beach, Florida as a borderline Category 5 hurricane. It had winds at 160 miles per hour and has a 919 millibar pressure. It was said to be the strongest hurricane to hit Florida since Andrew in August 1992. It was also the the strongest hurricane to hit the United States in terms of pressure since Hurricane Camille in August 1969, which had a 900 millibar pressure.
References[change | change source]
- "Hurricane Michael is Heading to Florida and the Southeast". Vox. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
- Hurricane Michael Becomes Category 3 Hurricane (Report). CBS News. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
- Beven II, Berg, Hagen, John L., Robbie, Andrew (19 April 2019). "Tropical Cyclone Report - Hurricane Michael" (PDF). National Hurricane Center.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
- "Hurricane Michael Makes Landfall". The Guardian. Retrieved October 10, 2018.