Hurricane Michael was the strongest tropical cyclone to strike the continental United States since Andrew in 1992 and the strongest on record in the Florida Panhandle.
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New York Times

Strengthening to Category 3, Hurricane Michael Aims at Florida

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — Hurricane Michael approached a fortified Florida Panhandle on Tuesday and strengthened into a Category 3 storm that is expected to make landfall on Wednesday as the most powerful tropical cyclone to strike the mainland ...

- New York Times

USA TODAY

'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Michael charges toward Florida Panhandle

The National Hurricane Center, citing Michael's dangerous trifecta of storm surge, flash flooding and winds, described the seventh hurricane of the Atlantic season as “life-threatening,” and the Florida Division of Emergency Management warned on ...

- USA TODAY

Washington Post

Hurricane Michael on collision course with Florida's Gulf Coast as it quickly ...

Florida's northern Gulf Coast faces its most serious hurricane threat in more than a decade as Michael edges ever closer. The intensifying storm is likely to make landfall Wednesday as a Category 3 hurricane and conditions will begin to deteriorate ...

- Washington Post

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Washington Post

Michael strengthens to a hurricane and is forecast to make landfall in Florida ...

Hurricane Michael is strengthening as it enters the Gulf of Mexico, and Florida is its target. The storm is expected to become a major Category 3 hurricane by the time it reaches the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday. It will probably be the area's ...

- Washington Post

NPR

Hurricane Michael Forecast To Hit US Gulf Coast As A Major Storm Wednesday

Updated at 1:54 p.m. ET. Hurricane Michael is expected to strengthen rapidly over the next 24 to 36 hours and will be "a dangerous major hurricane when it reaches the northeastern Gulf Coast on Wednesday," the National Hurricane Center says. The storm ...

- NPR

USA TODAY

Hurricane Michael forecast to hit Gulf Coast with 120-mph winds

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph with higher gusts, the National Hurricane Center said. Steady to rapid strengthening is forecast during the next day or so, and Michael is forecast to become a major hurricane by Tuesday or Tuesday ...

- USA TODAY

CNN

Michael, now a Category 1 hurricane, expected to strengthen

As of 11 a.m. ET, Michael was centered about 140 miles east-northeast of Cozumel, Mexico, and 50 miles south of the western tip of Cuba. The storm's tropical storm-force winds extended 175 miles from its center. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up ...

- CNN

CBS News

Michael becomes hurricane, could hit Florida Panhandle as Category 2 storm

Since the storm will spend two to three days over the Gulf, "there is a real possibility that Michael will strengthen to a major hurricane before landfall," Berg wrote. Forecast projections put anywhere along the Panhandle from the Big Bend area to the ...

- CBS News

NOLA.com

Tropical Storm Michael could become Cat 3 hurricane in Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm Michael was almost a hurricane early Monday (Oct. 8) and is expected to reach Category 2 or stronger as it churns over the Gulf of Mexico in the next couple of days, according to the latest National Hurricane Center advisory. "Michael is ...

- NOLA.com

Forbes

3 Things You Should Know About The Likely Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Hermine made landfall in the Big Bend area of Florida in 2016. It came ashore with maximum sustained winds around 80 mph with a central pressure of 982 mph (Category 1). As I write this, the same region is staring at the very real possibility ...

- Forbes

USA TODAY

Tropical Storm Michael could hit Florida Gulf Coast as a Category 2 hurricane

An intensifying storm system that became Tropical Storm Michael Sunday afternoon is setting its sights on the northern Gulf Coast, and forecasters say it could be a Category 2 hurricane when it makes landfall. "In fact, nearly every piece of intensity ...

- USA TODAY

The Weather Channel

Hurricane Watches Issued Along Northeast Florida Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm ...

Hurricane watches have been posted on the northeast Florida Gulf Coast ahead of a strengthening Tropical Storm Michael in the northeast Caribbean. Michael could be near major hurricane strength as it approaches the Florida coastline by Wednesday with ...

- The Weather Channel

TIME

Tropical Storm Michael Will Soon Be Hurricane Michael. See its Path and Track

Tropical Storm Michael will soon become Hurricane Michael as it moves north toward Florida, the National Hurricane Center said Monday morning. As of 5 a.m. ET, Tropical Storm Michael is about 90 miles east of Cozumel, an island off Mexico's east coast, ...

- TIME

CBS News

Tropical Storm Michael could hit Florida Gulf Coast as Cat 2 hurricane

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A tropical storm that formed rapidly off Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula has gained strength and could become a dangerous Category 2 hurricane with an expected midweek strike on the Gulf Coast over the Florida Panhandle, forecasters say.

- CBS News

Washington Post

Michael expected to gain hurricane strength nearing Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday warned that a tropical storm headed for the Florida Panhandle could become a Category 2 hurricane with winds up to 100 miles per hour by the time it makes landfall at midweek. Scott issued an order for ...

- Washington Post

Tallahassee.com

Destructive Michael on track to bring Cat. 2 hurricane fury to North Florida ...

OK. It's time for Code Red. As expected, Tropical Storm Michael has developed in the Northwestern Caribbean, and it's on a collision course with the Florida Gulf Coast as a hurricane within three days. Less expected: in the last 24 hours, Michael has ...

- Tallahassee.com

AL.com

Tropical Storm Michael 2018 tracks northward while getting stronger

It's now Tropical Storm Michael. Will it be Hurricane Michael soon? All indications are pointing to yes as of Sunday afternoon. The National Hurricane Center is tracking the strengthening tropical storm that is forecast to take a path toward the ...

- AL.com

Washington Post

Tropical Storm Michael threatens to strike Florida's Gulf Coast as a hurricane ...

Michael became the 13th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season Sunday afternoon and has it sights set on the northern Gulf Coast by Wednesday. The strengthening tropical storm is predicted to become a hurricane — and even an intense one. Gov.

- Washington Post

USA TODAY

Tropical Storm Michael forms, forecast to hit Gulf Coast as a hurricane this week

The 2018 hurricane season isn't over yet. Tropical Storm Michael formed Sunday morning in the Caribbean Sea and is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane over the next couple of days, the National Hurricane Center said. It's predicted to head straight ...

- USA TODAY