Offbeat Is image of skull showing up at the center of Hurricane Michael?

06:55  10 october  2018
06:55  10 october  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

Tropical Storm Michael could bring heavy rainfall to Gulf Coast

  Tropical Storm Michael could bring heavy rainfall to Gulf Coast Forecasters said the tropical storm could become a hurricane by Tuesday night or Wednesday . The storm could bring rainfall totals of 3 to 7 inches over western Cuba and 2 to 4 inches over the Yucatan Peninsula and Belize through Tuesday. The hurricane center said the storm could produce rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches across the Florida Keys through Monday. Gov. Rick Scott announced Sunday that he planned to declare a state of emergency for counties in the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend.

Hurricane Michael is slowly moving toward the U.S. coast. Current forecasts predict that it might be a Next is a different look at the hurricane ’s projected path. Keep in mind that this map has an interactive ‌ Wind Projection Maps of Hurricane Michael . Next up are wind-speed probability maps.

The full strength of Hurricane Michael won't be felt until tomorrow, but its outer bands are visible on the radar image from South Florida. The airport will resume operations at 8 a.m. ET Thursday. Tallahassee International Airport is one of three airports to close ahead of Hurricane Michael .

Image of skull in early Oct. 9, 2018, radar view of Hurricane Michael?© National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Image of skull in early Oct. 9, 2018, radar view of Hurricane Michael?

Tuesday's satellite views of Hurricane Michael seemed to warn that it will become a Category 4 storm before its eye hits the Florida Panhandle or the state's Big Bend area in early afternoon Wednesday.

In a sort of Rorschach test for weather forecasters, some saw the image of a skull at the center of the now-Category 3 hurricane, which has sustained winds of nearly 120 mph. To graduate to a Category 4 hurricane, Michael would have to add another 10 mph to the wind speeds that meteorologists observe over a series of 2-minute periods.

Tropical Storm Michael could bring heavy rainfall to Gulf Coast

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Hurricane Michael is an active tropical cyclone currently threatening the Gulf Coast of the United States as a major hurricane . The thirteenth named storm and seventh hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic

Hurricane Michael - latest NOAA map shows path update ( Image : NOAA). The storm was forecast to make landfall along a 150-mile (240-km) stretch of the Florida coast with Panama City at the center , according to Refinitiv Eikon data. Residents along more than 300 miles of coastline

That's something no one really wants, but the National Hurricane Center is anticipating the possibility because water temperatures in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico remain warm for autumn, said WeatherTiger meteorologist Ryan Truchelut of Tallahassee, Florida.

"#Michael has that 'skull' appearance on IR (infrared) satellite this morning as the eye is beginning to clear out through the CDO," meteorologist Jim Dickey at WZVN-TV, Fort Myers, Florida, tweeted Tuesday morning. CDO stands for central dense overcast, which in weather speak means the thunderstorm clouds that surround the eye of a hurricane.

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The National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecast that Michael would become a Category 3 storm on President Donald Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House, said the country was very well prepared for the hurricane , adding it was Hurricane Michael in a satellite image taken Tuesday.

( Image via Instagram/inglisleslie). " Hurricane Michael is a monstrous storm," Scott said at the morning press briefing from the Florida State Emergency Operations Center . Hurricane -force winds extend outward up to 40 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend up to 195 miles

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AccuWeather noted a similarity to Hurricane Matthew on Oct. 6, 2017, when an infrared satellite image passing over Haiti went viral after seeming to show a creepy skull.

Twelve hours later at about 8:30 p.m. ET, the skull had morphed into a sort of smirking smiley face. Or maybe you see something else in the satellite's blots.

Contributing: Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat. Follow Cheryl McCloud on Twitter: @TCPalmCMcCloud


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