Hurricane Matthew Photograph, Wind History, Potential Track, and Rainfall Potential as of October 6, 2016, 8 a.m EDT

As of the morning of Thursday, October 6, 2016, Hurricane Matthew (Category 3 at that time) was centered over the Bahamas.  The storm was expected to move toward the southeastern Atlantic Coast Friday through Sunday.  Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Nicole was in Atlantic northeast of Puerto Rico; this storm was predicted to stay away from the U.S. east coast through at least Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Below are a photograph and three graphics from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), at, showing the location of Matthew and Nicole plus the wind history and potential track of Matthew, all as of about 8 a.m. EDT on October 6.  Public advisories and more information about Matthew are available at the NHC Web site.


Above: Hurricane Matthew centered between Cuba and Haiti, and Tropical Storm Nicole in the Atlantic northeast of Puerto Rico, 10/6/16, 8:15 a.m. EDT.  Photo accessed at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Web site at, on 10/6/16, 9:00 a.m. EDT.  NOTE: Z, or Greenwich Mean Time, shown on the photo is 4 hours ahead of EDT and 5 hours ahead of EST.




Cumulative wind history (upper graphic), potential track (middle graphic), and rainfall potential (lower graphic) for Hurricane Matthew as of 8 a.m., EDT, October 6, 2016.  Graphics taken from the National Hurricane Center, online at, accessed 10/6/16, 9:00 a.m. EDT.

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