(10 News) With maximum sustained winds of 155 mph, Michael made landfall Wednesday afternoon as a strong Category 4 storm near Panama City, Florida. That’s just 2 mph away from officially being a Category 5 hurricane. In recorded history, a storm of this intensity has never happened in the Florida Panhandle.
In addition, this storm had the third-lowest central air pressure of any U.S. landfalling hurricane on record. The only two other storms with more intense central air pressures were the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 and Hurricane Camille in 1969. READ MORE