DISCUSSION: As of the 5:00 PM update, Hurricane Matthew continues to remain to be a very dangerous Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 140 mph + with gusts up to 165 mph closer to the center! However, over the past 1 to 2 hours, Matthew has been going through some rather interesting re-organization despite moving into an environment with increasing vertical wind shear. This re-organization has been identified as an effective consolidation of the inner (primary) and outer (secondary) eyewall features into one single (and wider) eyewall. This process has also caused the overall size of the storm to increase somewhat, potentially expanding the region which may experience the strongest hurricane-force impacts (assuming Matthew comes directly along the east coast of Florida as is still projected).
That being said, this evening at 7:30 PM CDT (8:30 PM EDT), Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz (CEO of the Global Weather and Climate Center), Meteorologist Mike Mogil (CTO and Co-Director of the Global Weather and Climate Center), Meteorologist Jake Mulholland (Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Global Weather and Climate Center), and others will be hosting a live broadcast concerning the latest information on Hurricane Matthew! We will also be taking questions related to Hurricane Matthew and encourage them so we can best inform about your particular situation (especially if you are currently in the projected path of forthcoming impacts from Matthew)!
The link to this live broadcast taking place later this evening can be found by clicking right here! It is free to sign-up and tune in with your e-mail address! We hope to see everyone later during our broadcast!
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~Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz