Hurricane Erin made its first landfall early on the August 2, 1995 near Vero Beach, FL as a Category 1 hurricane with 85mph winds. After traversing the Florida peninsula, Tropical Storm Erin emerged in the Gulf of Mexico later on the 2nd and began to re-intensify. Erin began moving northwest at about 12mph and turned toward the northwest Florida panhandle early on the 3rd of August. The center of Erin moved ashore for a second time along Santa Rosa Island near Navarre Beach. At landfall, Erin was a Category 2 Hurricane with 100mph winds in a small section of its northeastern eyewall.
Erin continued to track inland across the city of Pensacola and into Baldwin County, AL through the morning. The eye of Erin began filling in as it moved across southwestern Alabama and Erin began to progressively weaken. It continued to track northwest through southwestern Alabama through the afternoon. Erin weakened to a tropical storm as it moved into southeastern Mississippi overnight.
For more information on Hurricane Erin, please visit our historical website: weather.gov/mob/?n=erin
Originally posted 2017-10-17 02:36:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter