Sally Starting to Strengthen Again
NHC is beginning hourly position updates for Hurricane Sally for as long as the eye remains well defined in NOAA Doppler radar images.
Data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that Sally’s maximum winds have increased to near 85 mph (140 km/h). This new intensity will be incorporated into the next full advisory issued at 10 PM CDT. Some additional strengthening is possible before Sally’s center reaches the northern Gulf coast on Wednesday.
SUMMARY OF 800 PM CDT…0100 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 70 MI…115 KM S OF MOBILE ALABAMA
ABOUT 70 MI…115 KM SW OF PENSACOLA FLORIDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…85 MPH…140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…N OR 010 DEGREES AT 2 MPH…4 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…972 MB…28.70 INCHES
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