September/First Half of October Recap

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Overall Key Points:

– Very Warm/Wet September and First Half of October

– 2 Devastating Hurricanes (Florence and Michael)

September Temp Anomaly:

First Half of October Anomaly:

Hurricane Florence Key Points:
– First Major Hurricane (Category 4) of 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season
– Category 1 at Landfall (Wilmington, NC)
– Brought Catastrophic Flooding to the Carolina’s
– Major Storm Surge and Winds
– Broke Rainfall Records and River Flood Stage Records

Hurricane Michael Key Points:
– Second Major Hurricane (High-end Category 4) of 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season
– 1 mph shy of a Category 5 just before landfall
– Rapid Intensification Occurred
– Broke many records including coming in 3rd place for lowest barometric pressure tropical system to have ever hit the United States
– Made Landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida
– Brought Catastrophic Storm Surge and Winds to the Florida Panhandle
– Effects were felt all the way up the East Coast

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