Michael has not strengthened yet but appears to be ready to do so and is likely to become a major hurricane before the day is out. This is the last full day that folks along the coast have to prepare.
I have posted a new video discussion and in it I talk about not only the coastal impacts but also the far-reaching impacts from Michael for areas away from the coast. The quick movement and intense nature of the hurricane at landfall could mean hurricane conditions all the way in to portions of the Carolinas. So while the rain and flood threat will NOT be anywhere near what Florence delivered almost a month ago, the potential for damaging wind, especially gusts, definitely exists.
I will be working throughout the day to place unmanned cameras and one weather station in the path of Michael. We have an app designed just for this – it’s called Hurricane Impact and is available both on iPhones and Android devices. On the App Store, search Hurricane Impact. For Google Play, click this link. The live cams will be active inside the app beginning later today. I can also post videos and other info right to the app – it’s an amazing tool and helps to support my work to keep you informed.
I’ll have another in-depth discussion posted here later this evening.