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Michael's central pressure of 919 mb makes it likely that the hurricane will hit land as one of the ten strongest storms in U.S. history

Michael's central pressure of 919 mb makes it likely that the hurricane will hit land as one of the ten strongest storms in U.S. history --Michael has surpassed the landfall intensity of Category 5 Hurricane Andrew of 1992 in Florida (922 mb). | 10 Oct 2018 | Hurricane-force wind gusts, torrential rains, and a massive storm surge are belting Florida's Panhandle as extremely dangerous Hurricane Michael closes in on an afternoon landfall. At 1 pm EDT, the hurricane hunters found that Michael was still intensifying, with sustained winds of 150 mph and a central pressure of 919 mb...Michael's central pressure of 919 mb at 1 pm EDT Wednesday makes it likely that the hurricane will hit land as one of the ten strongest storms in U.S. history. According to NOAA's Hurricane Research Division, only two landfalling mainland U.S. hurricanes have hit at a lower pressure--the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane in the Florida Keys (892 mb) and Hurricane Camille in Mississippi (900 mb), both Category 5 storms. Michael has surpassed the landfall intensity of Category 5 Hurricane Andrew of 1992 in Florida (922 mb), Category 3 Hurricane Katrina of 2005 in Mississippi (920 mb) and Category 4 Hurricane Maria of 2017 in Puerto Rico (920 mb).