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28 Sep 2022 / Florida, United States
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Chokoloskee to Anclote River, including Tampa Bay, and the Dry Tortugas.
A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for: Suwannee River southward to Flamingo; Tampa Bay; Lower Florida Keys from Big Pine Key westward to Key West; Dry Tortugas; Flagler/Volusia Line to the mouth of the St. Mary's River; and St. Johns River…
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for: Cuban provinces of La Habana, Mayabeque, and Matanzas; Indian Pass to the Anclote River; All of the Florida Keys; Flamingo to South Santee River; Flamingo to Chokoloskee; Lake Okeechobee; Florida Bay; and Bimini and Grand Bahama Islands…
…At 500am EDT (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Ian was located near latitude 25.6 North, longitude 82.9 West. Ian is moving toward the north-northeast near 10 mph (17 km/h). This general motion with a reduction in forward speed is forecast today, followed by a turn toward the north on Thursday. On the forecast track, the center of Ian is expected to approach the west coast of Florida within the hurricane warning area this morning, and move onshore later today.
The center of Ian is forecast to move over central Florida tonight and Thursday morning and emerge over the western Atlantic by late Thursday.
Very recent data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 140 mph (220 km/h) with higher gusts.
Ian is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are possible before Ian reaches the coast of Florida.
Ian is forecast to approach the west coast of Florida as an extremely dangerous major hurricane. Weakening is expected after landfall.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles (65 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km)…
…Widespread, life-threatening catastrophic flash, urban, and river flooding is expected across central Florida. Widespread considerable flash, urban, and river flooding is expected across portions of southern Florida through Wednesday, and northeast Florida, southeastern Georgia, and coastal South Carolina later this week through the weekend. Limited flash, urban, and river flooding is possible over portions of the Southeast and southern Mid-Atlantic later this week through the weekend…
…Swells generated by Ian are affecting the northern coast of Cuba, the northeastern coast of the Yucatan peninsula, the Florida Keys, and the Gulf coast of Florida. These swells will spread westward along portions of the north-central Gulf coast during the next day or so. Swells will increase along the east coast of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina tonight and Thursday…
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Source: National Hurricane Center Miami FL Hurricane Ian Advisory No.22 issued at 500am EDT on 28 September 2022
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