The meteorologist often reports from where tropical storms and hurricanes are at their worst, and his appearance in Gulfport wasn’t a welcome sight for Coast residents. They recall when he rode out Hurricane Katrina at the former veterans’ home on the beach in in Gulfport as Hurricane Katrina’s storm surge flooded into the building. in August 2005.
Twelve years later he was at Gulfport Small Craft Harbor at dawn Friday and tweeted photos of the full harvest moon setting while an October sun rose over the water.
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Cantore interviewed Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes and Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich about their cities’ preparations for Tropical Storm Nate.
Coast Roast in Gulfport delivered fresh coffee to Cantore and posted on Facebook they loved/hated to see him.
After that, Cantore reportedly left Gulfport and possibly South Mississippi.
A notification from The Weather Channel says Cantore and Mike Seidel are reporting from Mississippi and Justin Michaels is at Pensacola Beach, Florida, but notes these locations are subject to change.
A Facebook page tracks “Where is Jim Cantore?” while he is tracking hurricanes. He was in Texas when Hurricane Harvey made landfall in August and was in Florida for Hurricane Irma a few weeks later.
It’s rare for Cantore — or a hurricane — to visit the Gulf Coast in October. According to a report on The Weather Channel, only 15 hurricanes or named storms have had direct impacts on the Gulf Coast or Florida in October, and only four have made landfall along the Texas or Louisiana coast, and two during the first week of October.