UPDATE: Category 4 Hurricane Matthew Barely Moving, Hurricane Warnings Issued For Jamaica, Haiti
By Space Coast Daily // October 1, 2016
winds have increased slightly to 150 mph
ABOVE VIDEO: Category 4 Hurricane Matthew’s movement has slowed down considerably, the system is only moving 3 mph to the West.
**UPDATE** BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Category 4 Hurricane Matthew’s movement has slowed down considerably, the system is only moving 3 mph to the West.
Max sustained winds have increased slightly to 150 mph.
Hurricane Warnings have just been issued for Jamaica and Haiti from the southern border with the Dominican Republic to Le Mole St. Nicholas.
According to the National Hurricane Center, Matthew is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 15 to 25 inches over southern Haiti, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 40 inches.
Matthew is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 10 to 20 inches over eastern Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and eastern Cuba, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 25 inches. This rainfall will likely produce life-threatening flash floods and mud slides.
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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – National Hurricane Center has downgraded Hurricane Matthew to Category 4 hurricane.
Max sustained winds were recorded at 145 mph.
The storm is moving 6 mph to the West.
Hurricane Watch has been issued for Jamaica and Haiti.
“This weekend is when we will have more certainty about Matthew’s possible impact to Florida,” Channel 9 meteorologist Brian Shields explained. “The next two days will be critical.”
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