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: 245 AM PDT Thu Sep 29 2022

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9NM W North Bend OR

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT THIS MORNING...

Synopsis: Steep chaotic seas continue due to west swell and southerly wind waves. Periods of rain and areas of fog will accompany the front as well. Conditions hazardous to small craft are likely to continue through this morning. Brief improvement is expected this afternoon before a thermal trough and north winds return, with another round of advisory level conditions south of Cape Blanco this evening, then south of Reedsport late Thursday night through Friday evening.

Today
S wind 10 to 20 kt...veering to SW 5 to 10 kt early in the afternoon, then...veering to W late afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 9 to 11 ft at 11 seconds...subsiding to 7 ft at 10 seconds in the afternoon. Swell and SW 1 ft in the afternoon. Showers likely through the day.
Tonight
N wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less... Becoming 3 ft after midnight. Swell W 5 to 6 ft at 9 seconds.
Fri
N wind 15 to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. Swell W 3 to 4 ft at 8 seconds.
Fri Night
N wind 15 to 25 kt...easing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Swell W 2 to 3 ft.
Sat
NE wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 3 to 4 ft.
Sat Night
N wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. NW swell 3 to 4 ft.
Sun
S wind 5 kt...veering to SW in the afternoon and evening, then...backing to S after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell NW 3 to 4 ft.
Mon
E wind 5 kt...backing to NW in the afternoon and evening, then...veering to NE after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 ft.
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Last Update: 245 AM PDT Thu Sep 29 2022
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