Intercept of western eye wall with winds gusting to 130 mph in east Panama City Beach, FL, being sure to keep my Subaru Forester pointed into the wind. Winds were even stronger in areas like Callaway, FL where vehicles were rolled and clustered together. In the eastern eye wall, a catastrophic storm surge of up to 20′ devastated coastal communities like Mexico Beach, FL just to the southeast of Panama City. Note the eddy/mesovortex spin by the vehicle at the beginning of this clip.
This was part of team coverage for the Accuweather Network
Now, category 3 Hurricane Willa threatens parts of the southwestern Mexico coast heading straight for southern Sinaloa Province, with the eye very near Isla Maria Madre Tuesday morning.