New Video Hurricane Michael Catastrophic Winds of the Eyewall

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Hurricane Michael made landfall onto the Florida panhandle on Wednesday, Oct. 10, as a major Category 4 storm -- the strongest hurricane ever to hit that region.  Hurricane Michael’s Maximum sustained wind speed was the strongest since Hurricane Andrew came ashore in 1992. The National Hurricane Center clocked Michael's sustained wind speed at 150 mph (240 kph) just before noon local time on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Storm Chaser Jeff Piotrowski arrived at Mexico Beach, Florida on October 09, 2018. He began filming along the Florida coast and LiveStreaming via Twitter’s Periscope and on his YouTube Channel Tornado Alley Video. Jeff never skirts the issue. He is know to “tell it like it is” and as he was filming along the coastline, looking at all of the beach homes he said. It will all be gone tomorrow. It isn’t something he likes to tell people but if he can save one life, maybe that one family that was going to try and ride out the Hurricane…maybe they heard what he has to say and will decide to leave. Jeff wanted to continue Live Streaming the event but Verizon’s cell service went down and Jeff was barely able to get a small amount of radar data to keep him safe and could not stream. We begin this video just as Hurricane Michael was ramping up near Callaway, Florida. We hope to post more video of before Hurricane Michael made landfall and then aftermath footage. We ask that everyone please donate to one of the many, many charitable organizations who are on the ground right now, helping people with shelter, food and clothing. Also, lets not forget the fur babies who were lost during the storm and are now found, requiring care. The ASPCA disaster response team does an amazing job. A sincere Thank You to all of our Wonderful Subscribers. You mean the world to us and hope you enjoy our video. If you aren’t already, PLEASE Subscribe! Thank You for Hitting that Like Button (giving this video a thumbs up) and As Always, Stay Safe, Think Smart and Be Severe Weather Prepared! Thank You, Jeff and Kathryn Piotrowski TwisterChasers.Com #HurricaneMichael #StormSurge #JeffPiotrowski Music: Epic Dubstep by AttuneTunez Audio Jungle

Comments from Youtube

Neal Richards : Only Jeff could find the largest naturally occurring wind vane in the continental U.S. by chance.

Y T : I love how excited Jeff was when he was in the eye.

David & Chloe Anuszewski : It must be special to be in the eye of a near Cat 5 hurricane. You even got footage of the stadium effect. Best video of Michael by far. That's a money maker right there!

Reality Programmer : This dude must've been in heaven. As much as they love chasing super cells and tornadoes this must've been the mother of all storms for chasers. 155 mph winds in a storm lasting a couple hours. Dayum.

hebneh : I'm baffled how that one Walgreen's sign remained intact in all of this mayhem.

MIke The Wood Worker : A hurricane is just like a tornado but it just keeps on giving that’s just crazy video thank you for the share

Heather Forrester : Incredible footage as always, Jeff. That holy grail shot of the eye opening was literally amazing and beautiful, although contained within a massive path of destruction. Would you say that Michael tops Harvey as a wind destruction event, while Harvey tops Michael as a flooding destruction event?

Kevin's Bible Study and Current Events : Amazing video of Hurricane Michael!

Colt 45 : Amazing footage of the eye in that monster storm. Great job but dangerous I heard him praying, glad you made it safe.

Tornado Alley Video : There have been several comments about Jeff saying 185 mph winds. He was precisely correct, in that, he was speaking about the winds at upper-levels. If you watch his other hurricane videos he always mentions the speed of the upper-level winds. Generally, he is LIVE Streaming and explains this to the viewer. In this instance cell service failed and it is just something he said to himself. I (Kat) should have placed a notation about him mentioning the upper-level winds. Those who have followed him for quite some time know that he is speaking of upper-level winds and NOT Surface winds which is pretty obvious.

Debbie Hund : Jeff it’s almost a miracle you survived that! I know you’ve been doing this for decades, but you really need to scope out better places to hole up during the height of these hurricanes in advance and get to your hole before the worst hits. You can’t document storms if one of them has taken you to the far side of Oz permanently.

toneofease : might be the best footage i've ever seen

Rey Alonsagay : This footage really reminded me of Super Typhoon Haiyan roaring through the Philippines. It will be a long rehabilitation for the people affected by the storm.

VeeDubTDI : Absolutely incredible video, Jeff! The shots from inside the eye wall were simply awesome.

Shiro Nusse : Your windshield! 😱 This footage though is amazing, to see the eye like this in real life would probably almost spiritual, in so many ways.

RitaMae W : Not for rebroadcast. Hopefully it won't get stolen without giving you credit like the BP sign.

Guttablk hoodstarr : Jeff you are the super human of the world I thank you for your braveness been following you a long time on periscope I only report to you get the real weather news you don't sugar code ish lol (blue shed)

Debbie Hund : There was an article I read somewhere that there is a good possibility, due to how low the barometric pressure got with this beast, that the NWS/NOAA could reclassify this as a Cat 5 once all the data has been analyzed.

Chris Meyer : Cannot overstate the surreal ness and the feeling with the pressure change inside the eye. I’ve only once experienced being in eye of the storm and it’s just so incredible and awesome to experience!

Rod Silver : You are my hero!!! You may never see one like that again.

Jeremy Ellis : lol I love how passionate he is when the eyewall comes over and he enters the eye. What a beauty!

Corey Bodzioch : I knew as soon as you're Periscope stream cut off you were going to the eye. Balls Deep!!!

Gunner gaming : Dude u got a huge set of b÷=/% awesome video.

Mike Goomba : Great job Jeff

mojobag01 : Jeff. We need to send you on a holiday somewhere really dull. Best of luck.

southernbelle84 : Amazing footage! I am so glad you and Jeff were safe. I have to admit, I was concerned. Thank you

Brooks Garner, Meteorologist : The eye at 6:01! Sorry about your back windshield… Hopefully was a rental with full coverage. Glad you were safe. Crazy chase season for tropical systems.

SteelerfanMatt T : Jeff you are a TRUE SAVAGE !! Take a bow ...

Will Blevins : Omg that hurricane was insane

Mark Horner : Great job, Jeff! Happy for you, and so glad you survived.

Mags A : Our rain/storm groups from South Africa were praying for you all to be safe. You had so many heart stopping experiences, WOW! Amazing thrill of seeing the Eye! Thank you you crazy man!

gypsycyn1 : This is in Callaway at the corner of highway 22 and Tyndall parkway. The media keeps showing Mexico Beach, which is bad, but Callaway, Parker, Tyndall AFB, Panama City, Springfield, Southport, Lynn Haven, Bayou George, Youngstown, Fountain, St. Joe Beach...these areas got smashed and most won't make the news. Drive through most of these areas and it's like time stood still and the storm just happened yesterday. I'm so grateful that my house survived, damaged but still here. So many lost everything.

itz wolfy the fox : Jeff you are brave strong man to go through all this.i seriously don't want you to get hurt and please be safe.

Wolfie 27 : I happened to be in this... We lost so much... All of our neighborhood gone. My house somehow stood. We had no power for a week.. We couldn't go to school for 3 weeks, we had no signal so we couldn't get ahold of our loved ones... Everyone was so scared... I still can't believe I'm alive after all of this... All of the old building I went to when I was little...Gone... All of the memories flashed before my eyes... No body new it was going to be this bad... It was just supposed to be a category 2....The next day it was a 3....The next morning a 4... God I still remember the wind.. The sound will never leave my head... Hurricane Michael may have taken our homes...Our towns or city's, but it will never take the memories we had...

Dan Gilman : Damn the eye wall, that is intense!

JasonConBongos : You’ve just taken World Record and text book setting footage of any storm! Wow did you see any seagulls trapped?

Kevin Manthei : That was amazing!! Worth the wait.

Debbie Forand : I thought I had commented on this before, not sure. Jeff my man! I knew you were there somewhere!! I have followed you through many storms via Periscope, but this time I couldn't because I was literally across the street from you! We were hundered down in the hotel riding out Michael! I am glad you are safe, and glad you captured on film what I couldn't! It will be a sound, a day, and a moment in time I will never forget!!

Stephen Hooper : much respect Jeff keep it up and God Bless

cdcollura : Great stuff buddy ... We were worried about you until we heard you and many others were OK. Calloway was where I rode that out too. I was off 22 by the CVS at Holiday Inn Express.

Marisa Oakes : I live on a sailboat in the Pacific Northwest and have seen some storms, but you are one courageous crazy pirate my friend! ⚓☮💖 Stay safe!

Helen Underwood : Your the man Jeff😘

Charles Boyte : have nerves of steel.... Keep up the chase and be careful! 😎

Goddess Hylia : 5:45 the eye of God! Btw Jeff you kinda sounded like Doc Brown there when you said holy mackerel!!!!!!!! Back to the Future reference!

Steven Brown : Jeff. Thank you for your sacrifice to understand weather extremes better. Will never forget your Joplin, MO video. The human emotion.

Choff C : All I Can Say Is Amazing Work Brother..& God Bless The Folks Up Here..!!!

Colin Colin : Love how excited he gets at 5.27 "I am in the eye of hurricane Michael there's the wall of debrie there's the wall of destruction I am in the eye I am in the eye!! There it is it's like a tornado" I had to turn my phone down my neighbours probably heard him underneath me '😂 I live in flats and it's nearly 6am . People think I am weird because I want to experience this , mother natures raw power!!! I live in the UK we get bad storms but nothing with winds over a 100mph like this monster...... think storm chasing would be my ideal job lol 👌

Mr Traumaboyy : Was one more scary storm. It is middle of January and we still have tarps on three out of four of our houses and I spent three hours today on the chainsaw. Still have six giant pecan trees that I have not even messed with yet because they not in the yard. Blessed that I don't even know anyone that was injured in the storm if you don't count glass cuts and tripping over shit every other step for a month. Appreciate the video!! Keep up the good work!!

Scott Anthony : Props / Respect ✊: Situating yourself perfectly for the Stadium 🏟 shot... priceless