Sally projected to be 105 mph, and could go higher!
Sally is already up to 90 mph maximum sustained winds. NHC is projecting 105 mph, but could go to a major hurricane at 115 mph (Cat 3).
Hurricane Sally Special Discussion Number 13 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL192020 1130 AM CDT Mon Sep 14 2020 A NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft investigating Sally recently measured peak flight-level winds of 88 kt at 700 mb and SFMR winds of 78 kt north of the center, and an Air Force reconnaissance aircraft just measured 79 kt flight-level winds at 700 mb. These data indicate that Sally has rapidly strengthened into a hurricane with an intensity of around 80 kt. In addition, data from the KEVX WSR-88D show an eye forming at around 16,000 ft altitude. This special advisory has been issued to increase the initial and forecast intensity. Additional adjustments to the intensity forecast could be required this afternoon. Only a slight adjustment was made to the 12-h track forecast position based on the more northward and eastward initial position.
FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS INIT 14/1630Z 28.7N 87.0W 80 KT 90 MPH 12H 15/0000Z 28.8N 87.8W 85 KT 100 MPH 24H 15/1200Z 29.2N 88.8W 90 KT 105 MPH 36H 16/0000Z 29.8N 89.1W 90 KT 105 MPH 48H 16/1200Z 30.8N 88.7W 65 KT 75 MPH...INLAND 60H 17/0000Z 31.8N 87.7W 30 KT 35 MPH...INLAND 72H 17/1200Z 32.6N 86.5W 25 KT 30 MPH...INLAND 96H 18/1200Z 33.1N 84.0W 20 KT 25 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW 120H 19/1200Z...DISSIPATED