Sep 2, 2016

Major Storm Surge, Massive Rains as Hurricane Hermine Sweeps Ashore

St Marks, FL
USA
by
Bob Henson and Jeff Masters
,
Weather Underground
Hermine approaching landfall in Florida at 6:15 pm EDT September 1, 2016. Image: NOAA
Hermine approaching landfall in Florida at 6:15 pm EDT September 1, 2016. Image: NOAA

Widespread storm surge was barreling into Florida’s northeast Gulf Coast late Thursday night with the approach of Hurricane Hermine. The warm waters of the eastern Gulf fueled an well-advertised strengthening of Hermine on Thursday afternoon and evening. Hermine was an 80-mph Category 1 hurricane as of the midnight update from the National Hurricane Center