Hurricane Michael is slowly moving toward the U.S. coast. Current forecasts predict that it might be a Category 3 by the time it makes landfall, possibly in Florida. Read on to see maps and trackers of Hurricane Michael’s path, along with the storm’s projected path for the coming days. Hurricanes are a bit unpredictable at this stage, so stay tuned as details can change over time.
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Live Hurricane Michael Interactive Map Tracker
You can track Hurricane Michael’s location via the Google Crisis Map hurricane tracker here. You can also view an embedded version of the interactive map below. If the embedded map goes down, you can still see it on the link here.
Hurricane Michael’s Projected Path
First, here’s a map above from the National Hurricane Center showing a forecast cone and coastal watches and warnings. This map does not indicate the hurricane’s size, but it does show the hurricane’s current projected path. The hurricane is expected to make landfall sometime on Wednesday.
This next map may give you a better idea of when to first expect to feel the effects of the hurricane. This map shows the estimated arrival time of tropical storm force winds.
Next is a different look at the hurricane’s projected path. Keep in mind that this map has an interactive component that you can view here.
The Navy has a tracking map for storms too. This is the Navy’s tracking map, provided by ATCF – Naval Research Laboratory: Marine Meteorology Division:
Wind Projection Maps of Hurricane Michael
Next up are wind-speed probability maps. The first shows the probability of tropical storm force winds.
Rainfall & Flooding Potential Maps
These next maps from NOAA show the flash flooding potential and then the rainfall potential.
According to the National Hurricane Center at 7 p.m., Hurricane Michael is currently at 22.7 N, 85.2 W, about 60 miles NNW of the western tip of Cuba, about 485 miles south of Apalachicola, Florida. Maximum winds are currently 85 mph and it’s moving north or 355 degrees at 12 mph. The minimum central pressure is 970 mb.