Hurricane Michael upgraded to a Category 5 at time of U.S. landfall

April 23, 2019  
NOAA's GOES-East captured this image of Hurricane Michael as it came ashore near Mexico Beach, Florida on Oct. 10, 2018. According to the National Hurricane Center, Michael intensified before landfall with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph, heavy rainfall

The National Hurricane Center has released the tropical cyclone report for Hurricane Michael. Post-storm analysis estimates sustained winds of 160 mph.

Scientists at NOAA’s National Hurricane Center conducted a detailed post-storm analysis on all the data available for Hurricane Michael and have determined that the storm’s estimated intensity at landfall was 160 mph. This final wind intensity is a 5 mph increase over the operational estimate and makes Michael a category 5 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale at the time of landfall on October 10, 2018, near Mexico Beach and Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.

Read the full article from NOAA by following this link. 

The Tropical Cyclone Report is located at this link. 

REMIDER: At the time of this article being posted, the Atlantic hurricane season is less than 40 days away. The City of Jacksonville Emergency Preparedness Division recommends that everyone should have a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan for their home or business, which includes a disaster supply kit, evacuation route, and any essential paperwork or documentation.