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Michael now a Hurricane; Forecast to Become a Category 3

Figure 1. IR satellite image of Michael from 14:42 UTC 10/8/18 | Credit: NASA

Michael is now a category 1 hurricane.

10 AM CDT advisory info: 

Location: 21.2°N 84.9°W
Moving: N at 7 mph
Min pressure: 982 mb
Max sustained: 75 mph

The official forecast from the National Hurricane Center now calls for Michael to become a major, category 3 hurricane with 120 mph winds on Wednesday.

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