From Dr. Jeff Masters at Wunderground’s Cat 6 blog:
“Emily formed so quickly and unexpectedly that the Hurricane Hunters never flew into the storm. It is very unusual for a named storm to make landfall in the U.S. without the Hurricane Hunters ever sampling the storm.”
Emily is expected to move inland this afternoon and across central Florida tonight.
A good example of why preparation for tropical storms, hurricanes and other severe weather needs to be a year-round priority.
Check out FEMA’s https://www.ready.gov
At 11:45 a.m. EDT (1545 UTC) NOAA’s GOES-East satellite captured a visible image of Emily: