Sep 1, 2016

Florida’s First Hurricane Warning in 4 Years as Hermine Intensifies to 65 mph

Apalachicola, FL
Tallahassee, FL
USA
by
Jeff Masters
,
Weather Underground
Blended visible/IR satellite image of Tropical Storm Hermine at dawn, 7:45 am EDT September 1, 2016. Image: Navy Research Lab NexSat page
Blended visible/IR satellite image of Tropical Storm Hermine at dawn, 7:45 am EDT September 1, 2016. Image: Navy Research Lab NexSat page

Tropical Storm Hermine is gathering strength as it steams north-northeastwards at 10 mph towards the Florida Panhandle, and appears poised to give Florida its first hurricane strike in nearly eleven years when it crosses the coast late tonight or early Friday morning.


The Hurricane Warning for Hermine is Florida’s first one since August 25, 2012, when Hurricane Isaac threatened South Florida and the Panhandle. During the period 2006 - 2015, only three storms provoked a Hurricane Warning in Florida. Image: Iowa State University.