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Michael now a Category 4; Landfall will be Later Today near Panama City


Figure 1. Infrared satellite image of Michael from 10:54 Z 10/10/18 | Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Michael is now a category 4 hurricane.

5 AM CDT info: 

Location: 28.6°N 86.4°W
Moving: N at 13 mph
Min pressure: 937 mb
Max sustained: 140 mph

Additional strengthening can’t be ruled out before landfall. Michael now has potential to be the most intense tropical cyclone in recorded history for the FL Panhandle.

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