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Michael Shifts to the East

            The latest advisory from the National Weather Service predicts Hurricane Michael landfall happening Wednesday sometime after 1pm near Mexico Beach.  The western edge of the cone is now Destin.  Escambia, Santa Rosa and most of Okaloosa counties are now  outside the cone.

           

            At 4am CT, it’s location was 24.1 North and 85.9 West, about 420 miles off Panama City. 

Movement was NNW or 345 degrees at 12 mph. 

Maximum sustained winds clocked at 90 mph.

Minimum central air pressure 28.74 inches.

 

On the forecast track, the center of Michael will continue to move over the southern Gulf of Mexico this morning, then move across the eastern Gulf of Mexico later today or tonight. The center of the storm is expected to move inland over the Florida Panhandle or Florida’s Big Bend area on Wednesday.

 

Michael is forecast to be a major hurricane at landfall.

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