World_news Jim Cantore makes landfall on Pensacola Beach as Hurricane Sally bears down on Gulf Coast – Pensacola News Journal


Annie Blanks, Pensacola News Journal
Published 6: 19 p.m. CT Sept. 15, 2020

If you weren’t paying attention toHurricane Sallybefore, you will now:Jim Cantoreis officially on Pensacola Beach. 

The famed Weather Channel weatherman notorious for reporting from some of the worst weather situations in the country arrived at Pensacola Beach on Tuesday evening. Hetweeted a video from Quietwater Beach, which is experiencing significant flooding as Sally continues to bear down on the coast. 

“Getting pretty nasty on the bay side of Pensacola Beach,” he tweeted. 

At 6 p.m., in a graphic showing of all of its reporters fanned out across the Gulf Coast, the Weather Channel showed Cantore in Pensacola. 

Cantore was first in New Orleans over the weekend when the storm’s track had it making landfall in southeastern Louisiana, and then shifted to Gulfport, Mississippi, on Monday. As Sally continued shifting east, Cantore followed, bringing him to Pensacola Beach on Tuesday night. 

Cantore’s presence isn’t exactly welcome in the area. In 2018, as Hurricane Michael marched toward the Panhandle,the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office issued a playful “no trespass” warning to the star meteorologist. 

The warning — complete with photos and a physical description of the weather man — identifies Cantore as a “person of interest” and adds that the SRSO would prefer he make “non-business related visits only” and “winter months preferred.”

Weather conditions on Pensacola Beach and throughout the area are expected to continue deteriorating heading into Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Annie Blanks can be reached at or 850-435-8632. 

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