Current Location: 29.9N, 85.6W
Geographic Reference: 15 miles South of Panama City, FL
Movement: North-northeast at 17 mph
Max Winds: 150 mph gusting to 180 mph
Organizational Trend: Steady
Forecast Confidence: Average

Reconnaissance has found winds to 150 mph in Michael’s northeastern eyewall over the past 30 minutes, making Michael an upper-end category 4 hurricane. The center of Michael is only about 10 miles off the coast of Florida south of Tyndall Air Force Base as of 12 PM CDT, which is just southeast of Panama City. Michael’s storm surge of 11-14 feet will be moving into the coast within the next 30-60 minutes.

Our next full advisory will be issued by 3 PM CDT

Meteorologists: Chris Hebert / Joe Basciani

Lat. Lon. Max Sustained Winds Category
29.90N 85.60W 150 mph Category 4