10/8/18 - 9AM EDT

Sent to Gulf coast and FL/Bahamas push regions:

Based on the latest recon data, Michael has become the 7th hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season with 75 mph winds. New NHC update is forthcoming. Unfortunately, Michael is likely to bring significant impacts to portions of the Gulf coast mid week. Please use this time to prepare and implement your hurricane plan if you are along the path.

10/8/18 - 6AM EDT

Sent to Gulf coast & FL/Bahamas push regions:

TS Michael is almost a hurricane. Tropical Storm & Hurricane watches have been issued for portions of the gulf coast. A Hurricane Watch has been issued from the Alabama-Florida border eastward to the Suwanee River Florida. The NHC does forecast winds to be near 110 mph at landfall & they could be even stronger per the latest model guidance. Landfall is expected along the FL Panhandle/Big Bend region late Wednesday. Stay tuned to Hurricane Tracker for the latest information on Michael.

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