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 Wilmette Harbor to Northerly Island IL (LMZ741) (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: Wilmette Harbor to Northerly Island IL (LMZ741)
Issued by: National Weather Service Chicago, IL
Last Update: 400 AM CDT Thu Sep 29 2022
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Today: Variable winds 5 to 10 kt becoming east. Partly to mostly cloudy this morning then becoming mostly sunny. Waves 1 to 3 ft.

Tonight: East winds 5 to 10 kt becoming southeast overnight. Mostly clear. Waves 1 ft or less.

Friday: South winds 5 to 10 kt becoming east to northeast 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Sunny. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

Friday Night: Northeast winds 10 to 15 kt. Mostly clear. Waves 1 to 3 ft.



Zone Forecast: Wilmette Harbor to Northerly Island IL (LMZ741)

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