Hurricane Michael made landfall Wednesday afternoon as a powerful, high-end Category 4 hurricane.
It is the strongest storm to make landfall in the continental U.S. since Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
However, Michael’s pressure (919 millibars) was lower than Hurricane Andrew.
This pressure makes Michael the third lowest pressure ever measured in a US landfalling hurricane behind only the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 and Hurricane Camille in 1969.
The National Hurricane stated in their 3 p.m. ET update that it will begin to weaken but is still extremely powerful with winds of 150 mph.
The storm will now move northeast across Florida’s Panhandle.