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‘It's Like This Storm Had Eyes': Lonnie Quinn Explains Why Hurricane Michael Intensified So Quickly

Posted On: Oct 11, 2018   |   Posted By: CBS

‘It's Like This Storm Had Eyes': Lonnie Quinn Explains Why Hurricane Michael Intensified So Quickly

NEW YORK - Hurricane Michael grew so quickly it caught many Floridians off-guard.
Its wind speed increased by 72 percent in less than 33 hours.
CBS2's Lonnie Quinn explained why and how that happened on CBS This Morning .
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“I'm using this analogy: It's like this storm had eyes,” Quinn said. “You look at Monday - Monday it was south of Cuba. It was a tropical storm. You look at two days later, it's coming on shore as a Category 4, almost a Category 5. It was basically a Category 5 with the damage it put together.”
A look at Hurricane Michael's track.
Quinn said Hurricane Michael had to take the perfect track between a mass of dry air to the west and land to the east.
“Either one would ruin that storm, and if you notice, it went right through the perfect track,” Quinn said. “The first thing it had to do is perfectly thread the needle of the Yucatan channel. It cannot encounter the Cuban mountains. It also cannot encounter the Yucatan peninsula. Well, it...

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