Ian Battering the Florida Peninsula with Catastrophic Storm Surge, Winds, and Flooding

Ian made landfall on mainland Florida as a category 4 major hurricane near 4:30 PM ET south of Punta Gorda near Pirate Harbor. Catastrophic storm surge inundation along with destructive waves is ongoing along the southwest Florida coastline. Hurricane-force winds are expected to spread inland to central Florida near the core of Ian through early Thursday. Heavy rainfall will continue flooding.
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Last Update: 530 AM EDT Thu Sep 29 2022

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Miami - South Florida Local Forecast Office

36NM E Soldier Key FL

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...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...
Synopsis: Dangerous marine conditions will continue across the local waters through this evening even as Hurricane Ian pulls away from the region. Conditions across the Atlantic and Gulf waters will gradually improve on Friday and into the upcoming weekend.

Gulf Stream Hazards....Hazardous winds and seas as Hurricane Ian continues to move northeastward.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream as of Sep 27, 2022 at 12 UTC...

28 nautical miles northeast of Jupiter Inlet.

This data courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

Today
SW winds 25 to 30 kt along the coast to SW 25 to 30 kt with gusts to around 35 kt in the gulf stream. Seas 4 to 6 ft, occasionally to 8 ft. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters rough in exposed areas. A chance of showers.
Tonight
W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, occasionally to 6 ft. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers through the night.
Fri
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft, occasionally to 5 ft along the coast and 3 to 5 ft, occasionally to 6 ft in the gulf stream. Period 11 seconds. N swell 4 ft. Intracoastal waters light chop. A slight chance of showers.
Fri Night
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft, occasionally to 5 ft along the coast and 3 to 5 ft, occasionally to 6 ft in the gulf stream. Period 10 seconds. N swell 3 ft in the evening. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers and tstms.
Sat
N NW winds 5 to 10 kt becoming N NE in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft, occasionally to 5 ft. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon.
Sat Night
E NE winds 5 kt becoming W NW after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 ft along the coast and 2 to 4 ft, occasionally to 5 ft in the gulf stream. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers and tstms through the night.
Sun
Along the coast, N NW winds 5 to 10 kt becoming E NE in the afternoon. In the gulf stream, NW winds 5 to 10 kt becoming N NE in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Sun Night
S winds 5 kt becoming W NW after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of tstms in the evening. A slight chance of showers through the night.
Mon
N NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Intracoastal waters light chop. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
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Last Update: 530 AM EDT Thu Sep 29 2022
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