Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office warns Weather Channel's Jim Cantore to stay away

The authorities post a fake Facebook 'trespass warning' to the meteorologist ahead of Hurricane Michael.

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office posted this faux warning to Jim Cantore on Oct. 8, 2018.
The Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office posted this faux warning to Jim Cantore on Oct. 8, 2018.

As Hurricane Michael continues hurtling toward the Florida Panhandle, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office took advantage of the opportunity to poke some fun at Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore by issuing a fake trespassing notice.

"Everyone know whats [sic] in store when Jim Cantore shows up," the Facebook post read. "So we issued a little notice."

Cantore is known to travel to locations that will experience bad weather so he can report.

The fake notice also says "non-business related visits only" and that winter month visits are preferred.

Santa Rosa did note at the bottom that the notice was a joke.

"We like Jim, just not under these conditions."

The county sits east of Pensacola in the Panhandle and is under a hurricane warning. Michael is expected to make landfall between the Panhandle and the Big Bend sometime Wednesday.

This article was originally published in the Tampa Bay Times on Oct. 9, 2018.