FMIT Alert Level 1:
Matthew Strengthens Into CAT 1 Hurricane With Winds Around Center Increasing to 75mph As It Moves Into The Caribbean. Potential Florida Impact Next Week Remains Uncertain.
3:00pm EST, Thursday, September 29, 2016
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.”
Latest From FMIT:
FMIT continues to monitor Hurricane Matthew. Forecast models generally predict that it will continue to head West for the next 3 days and then beginning to turn towards the North. Current path models predict that it will narrowly pass Florida to the East sometime later next week. We will continue to send updates as the Hurricane progresses.
Storm Imagery (Courtesy www.nhc.noaa.gov/ and www.myfoxhurricane.com/ )
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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.