Tropical cyclones

Joyce Fox, center stands in front of her heavily damaged home in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
AP News Staff
October 11, 2018 - 10:20 am
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Michael (all times local): 11 a.m. Tropical Storm Michael is drenching the Carolinas with heavy rains as it heads toward the Atlantic Ocean. The National Hurricane Center says the storm's top sustained winds have dropped to 50 mph (85 kph). At...
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This infrared satellite image made available by NOAA shows Hurricane Michael approaching the Florida panhandle on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 at 11:40 a.m. EDT. (NOAA via AP)
AP News Staff
October 10, 2018 - 2:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Moist air, warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, and ideal wind patterns supercharged Hurricane Michael in the hours before it smacked Florida's Panhandle. Hurricane Michael was barely a hurricane Tuesday morning, with winds of 90 mph. A little over a day later, it had transformed...
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