Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Dennis Flamini, Oct 10, 2018.
The next report will be almost zero.
As Hurricane Michael rapidly closes in on the Florida Panhandle, the National Weather Service has issued a rare extreme wind warning, only hoisted when winds are forecast to reach 115 mph.
The warning, which is in response to exceptionally strong winds within Michael’s eyewall, applies to Gulf County and southern Bay County in Florida’s Panhandle and southwest Franklin County in the Big Bend area. Winds in excess of 130 mph are possible.
“THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION,” the warning states.
The eyewall is the most intense part of a hurricane. Here, winds converge and rise, feeding towering thunderstorms. Winds much faster than 100 miles per hour, blinding rain and embedded tornado-like vortexes add insult to injury as the eye carves a path of destruction.
Extreme wind warnings were issued during the landfalls of Harvey, Irma and Maria in 2017, and the areas under those warnings experienced catastrophic damage equivalent to that of a 15-mile-wide tornado.
at least we dont have any 15 mile wide tornados here in the midwest....
The weather station never updated after the last screenshot. The TV news are saying gusts to 175 mph...guess they don't know how to get info from an air-force base hit dead center and reporting gusts
of 112kts or 130mph.
best of luck down there guys...…… reminds me of when we landed in the king air in z hills right after the sun and fun tornado. there was just this wall of black in front of us moving away from the airport, blue sky above, and 0 wind. but the 696 wx weather was reporting 80 gusting 105 kts, hail and tornados. I have a screen shot of that somewhere...…. ill never forget that, which im sure many on the ground will never either.
A friend was on Drane Field Rd at the Lakeland Airport in a rental car when that tornado went over him. He won't forget that either.
Best of luck,
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