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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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 659 AM EDT Thu Sep 29 2022

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Marine Zone Forecast

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT...

Synopsis: Tropical Storm Ian continues moving northeast and is expected to exit the east coast of Florida this morning. Gusty northwest winds and residual rough seas will continue to produce hazardous conditions along the eastern gulf waters for the next couple of days. Conditions improve over the weekend and into next week as drier air will move over the region and pleasant weather is expected over the waters.

Today
Tropical storm conditions. Northwest winds 25 to 35 knots. Gusts up to 55 knots this morning. Waves 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters extremely rough. Scattered showers until late afternoon, then isolated showers late.
Tonight
Tropical storm conditions possible. North winds 25 to 30 knots, becoming northwest 20 to 25 knots after midnight. Waves 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters very rough. Isolated showers in the late evening and overnight.
Friday
Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots, diminishing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 knots. Bay and inland waters choppy. Isolated showers in the afternoon.
Friday Night
Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 20 knots, becoming north 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Isolated showers early in the evening.
Saturday
North winds around 5 knots, becoming west in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters light chop.
Saturday Night
Northwest winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Sunday
West winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay and inland waters light chop.
Sunday Night
Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming west after midnight. Bay and inland waters light chop.
Monday
West winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay and inland waters light chop.
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Last Update: 659 AM EDT Thu Sep 29 2022
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