Tropical Storm Michael Drenches the Carolinas

  • Released Thursday, October 11th, 2018
  • Updated Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 at 12:12AM
  • ID: 4692

This data visualization shows Tropical Storm Michael over the Carolinas on October 11, 2018. Shades of green, yellow, and red are ground precipitation rates. Blue and purple indicate frozen precipitation.

Hurricane Michael was the strongest storm on record to hit the Florida panhandle. It became a tropical depression on October 7th, intesifying into a hurricane by October 8th. It made landfall on October 10th. GPM caught the storm after it had weakened back down to a Tropical Storm on October 11th. But even in a weakened state, Michael still caused flash floods and power outages throughout the Carolinas.


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