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BMS Tropical Update: 10/11/2018 11 AM CDT

By: - October 11th, 2018

Hurricane Michael became the most intense hurricane on record to strike the Florida Panhandle when it made landfall at 1:00 p.m. CDT on Wednesday. It will also be among the most intense hurricanes to ever have hit the U.S. At landfall, the storm’s 155 mph peak winds ranked fourth highest […]

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BMS Tropical Update: 10/10/2018 11 AM CDT

By: - October 10th, 2018

Based on the National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) 5:00 a.m. advisory, Hurricane Michael’s pressure had fallen 36 millibars in 25 hours and the wind speed had increased 46 mph over the same timeframe. Having moved into an ideal environment for maximum intensity, with little wind shear, warm water, and a moist […]

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BMS Tropical Update: 10/09/2018 11 AM CDT  

By: - October 9th, 2018

Just two years ago we were talking about Hurricane Hermine breaking the 11-year hurricane drought in Florida. With all of the recent U.S. hurricane activity, it’s easy to forget that this drought even occurred, but let’s remember that there are large gaps of the U.S. coastline that have not experienced […]

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BMS Tropical Update 10/08/2018 10 AM CDT

By: - October 8th, 2018

Twenty-one days ago, I made mention that the Atlantic Hurricane Season was not done yet and, overall, the tropical troubles in the Atlantic Ocean would be shutting down for a few weeks. This has been the case for the most part, with very few of the named storms since Florence […]

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BMS Tropical Update 9/17/2018 12 PM CDT

By: - September 17th, 2018

Florence Event Summary Tropical Depression Florence is now transitioning to a non-tropical weather system, but it‘s still dumping rainfall over North Carolina and Virginia. As the historic rains and flooding slowly ease up along the North Carolina coast and the population is gradually let back into their communities, the insurance […]

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