Hermine 2016: What time will the hurricane hit, strike Florida tonight?
Published 7:09 am Thursday, September 1, 2016
What time will the hurricane hit Florida tonight?
The latest forecast models show that Hurricane Hermine will strike Florida around 1 a.m. tonight (early morning of Friday, September 2, 2016), on the western coast in the state’s big bend area. You can see the forecast track map here below an the latest forecast update.
The storm should be in southern Georgia by sunrise Friday morning.
Hurricane conditions are expected to reach the coast within the warning area beginning tonight. Winds are expected to first reach tropical storm strength by this afternoon, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion. Tropical storm conditions are expected to begin within the warning area along the Atlantic coast on Friday.
Tropical storm conditions are possible in the tropical storm watch area by Friday night and Saturday.
STORM SURGE: The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. There is a danger of life-threatening inundation within the next 36 hours along the Gulf coast of Florida from Aripeka to Indian Pass. For a depiction of areas at risk, please see the Prototype National Weather Service Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic.
Persons located within these areas should take all necessary actions to protect life and property from rising water. Promptly follow any instructions, including evacuation orders, from local officials.
The water could reach the following heights above ground if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide…
Destin to Indian Pass…1 to 3 feet
Indian Pass to Chassahowitzka…4 to 7 feet
Chassahowitzka to Aripeka…2 to 4 feet
Aripeka to Bonita Beach…including Tampa Bay…1 to 3 feet
Florida-Georgia line to Cape Fear…1 to 3 feet