135mph 950 millibar category 4 hurricane Michelle is bearing down for a direct hit on the Bay of Pigs, Cuba. Hurricane winds are being channeled at their maximum potential directly up the enclosed bay. The eye will pass directly over it in about an hour. Surge is currently 12 to 18 feet with over 20 feet possible.
Michelle will pass in a NE direction over Cuba and exit towards the Bahamas south of Florida.
The east 135mph eyewall has just smashed into Cayo Largo and the eye is presently over its west end. The eye passed directly over Cayo Rosario, Cuba.
[This message has been edited by Tradewind (edited 11-04-2001).]