Maximum sustained winds were 105 mph with a minimum central pressure of 965 mb. Hurricane Sally makes landfall in Alabama as a Category 2 storm. Hurricane Sally was a destructive Atlantic hurricane which became the first hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. state of Alabama since Ivan in 2004, coincidentally on the same date.The eighteenth named storm, and seventh hurricane of the extremely active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, Sally formed out of an area of disturbed weather which was first monitored over the Bahamas on September 10. Story continues below advertisement Who would have guessed that exactly 16 years later Sally would make landfall at Gulf Shores too! Hurricane Sally brought 100-mph winds and the threat of historic flooding to southeastern Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle on Wednesday after making landfall as a Category 2 storm. The eye of category 2 Hurricane Sally made landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama on Wednesday, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, after heavy winds overnight. Hurricane Sally made landfall on Alabama's Gulf Coast on Wednesday morning as a Category Two hurricane, spreading strong winds inland across southeastern Alabama and western Florida. Hurricane Ivan made landfall during the morning hours of September 16, 2004 near Gulf Shores. Hurricane Sally expected to make landfall as Category 2 storm, says Louisiana governor – Sep 14, 2020 The storm is believed to have killed one person in Alabama. Upon landfall, winds were clocked at 105 miles per hour (165 km per hour), able to cause extensive damage, according to the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale. PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday with 105 mph (165 kph) winds and rain measured in feet, not inches, swamping homes and trapping people in high water as it crept inland for what could be a long, slow and disastrous drenching across the Deep South. Hurricane Sally made landfall early this morning near Gulf Shores, Alabama, threatening record floods more than 24 hours after it began dumping heavy rain on the Gulf Coast. Hurricane Sally has made landfall in Alabama as a Category 2 hurricane, according to officials. The storm has left nearly 600,000 homes and businesses without power … Sally is the eighth continental U.S. named storm to make landfall in 2020. It was 16 years on this day when Alabama saw its last hurricane make landfall. Hurricane Sally was the first hurricane to make landfall in Alabama since Hurricane Ivan in 2004. A slow-moving Hurricane Sally made landfall early Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 storm packing winds of 105 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center, which warned of … The other named storms to make landfall in 2020 so far have been: Bertha, Cristobal, Fay, … #Sally has made landfall near Gulf Shores Alabama at 445 AM CDT as a category 2 hurricane.