Matthew Strengthens Into CAT 1 Hurricane With Winds Around Center Increasing to 75mph As It Moves Into The Caribbean
Latest from the National Hurricane Center:
“At 200 PM AST (1800 UTC), the center of Hurricane Matthew was located near latitude 14.2 North, longitude 67.0 West. Matthew is moving toward the west near 17 mph (28 km/h), and a general westward motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days.”
Tropical Storm Matthew strengthened into a CAT 1 Hurricane this afternoon with winds now up to 75mph.
West forward movement speed at 17mph with projections to begin turning North over the weekend.
Current path models predict that it will narrowly pass Florida to the East sometime later next week.
FMIT Member Preparedness Actions
Members should continue to monitor the storm as well as FMIT Alerts and local/national weather forecasts.