Could Hurricane Matthew Circle Around And Threaten Florida Twice?

October 6, 2016

Hurricane Matthew has already put itself into the record books as the longest-lived category 4 storm in the Caribbean in 50 years, the longest lived category 4 storm in the Atlantic basin ever in October and if the projected computer models are accurate, it may just threaten Florida twice! The current category 3 storm is expected to brush by the east coast of Florida tonight through Friday but rather than travel further up the coast like a traditional storm, some computer models think the storm will do a circle and return for a second attempt at landfall in the Sunshine state.  Forecasters stress that only a few models show this path and a lot can happen to change this simulation.  In any case, this is the first major storm in over a decade and has prompted almost 2 million people along the coast have been urged to evacuate their homes. In Haiti, where Matthew made landfall Tuesday, the extent of the devastation in the country's southwest corner is still unclear, but authorities say that at least 10 people were killed and thousands of homes were destroyed.

SOURCE: Snopes 

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