It’s November 30th, officially the end of the Atlantic hurricane season. The 2016 season concluded with 15 named storms and seven hurricanes, three of which were major hurricanes. However this season was an unusual one to say the least.
Early Friday morning, Hurricane Matthew was downgraded to a Category 3 before brushing along the coast of Cape Canaveral. As of 12pm ET, the eye is less than 30 miles east-northeast of Daytona Beach, Florida. According to the National Hurricane Center, sustained winds have been reported up to 73 mph with gusts of 91 mph in Daytona Beach. However, the storm has yet to make an official landfall but that doesn’t mean we’ve lost our chance. The eyewall of Matthew is currently brushing along the Florida coast. With one slight wobble to the west in the next hour or two, we could see a U.S. landfall.
Hurricane Matthew has lived up to the hype it’s received the past few days. Less than 160 miles southeast of West Palm Beach, Florida, Matthew has strengthened once again to a Category 4 as the National Hurricane Center is conveying the message of an “extremely dangerous hurricane” heading for the East Coast.Read More »