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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Coastal Waters Forecast for Waters from Deerfield Beach to Ocean Reef FL from 20 to 60 NM excluding the territorial waters of Bahamas (AMZ671) (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: Waters from Deerfield Beach to Ocean Reef FL from 20 to 60 NM excluding the territorial waters of Bahamas (AMZ671)
Issued by: National Weather Service Miami - South Florida
Last Update: 530 AM EDT Thu Sep 29 2022




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.



Zone Forecast: Waters from Deerfield Beach to Ocean Reef FL from 20 to 60 NM excluding the territorial waters of Bahamas (AMZ671)

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