At its peak, Hurricane Michael was almost the size of California

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Thursday, October 11, 2018
What Hurricane Michael would look like over California
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Here's some perspective - if Michael were coming ashore in California, its effects would touch virtually the whole state, from Redding to LA.

Hurricane Michael was huge in size at its peak.

When Michael was at its strongest, with winds of 155 mph, tropical storm force winds extended out 175 miles from the center of the storm.

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For some perspective, we placed Michael on top of California in an image. You can see that if it were coming ashore, its effects would touch much of the state -- from Redding to Los Angeles.

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