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.

Last Update: 245 AM PDT Thu Sep 29 2022

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19NM NW Brookings OR

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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.

Northern portion, S wind 15 kt...easing to 5 kt in the morning, then...veering to SW early in the afternoon...veering to NW late afternoon. Brookings southward, S wind 5 to 10 kt before sunrise...becoming variable less than 5 kt, then...becoming N 5 kt in the morning...backing to NW...rising to 20 kt late afternoon. Wind waves 3 ft before sunrise...becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 10 ft at 12 seconds...subsiding to 7 to 8 ft at 10 seconds. Swell and SW 1 to 2 ft in the afternoon. Chance of showers early in the morning.
N wind 20 to 25 kt. Within 5 nm of brookings southward, NW wind 20 to 25 kt...easing to 10 to 15 kt in the late evening and overnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Swell W 5 to 6 ft at 9 seconds.
N wind 15 to 20 kt...backing to NW 20 to 25 kt late in the afternoon. Within 5 nm of brookings southward, NW wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 4 to 7 ft. Swell W 3 to 4 ft at 8 seconds.
Fri Night
N wind 15 to 25 kt...becoming NE 5 kt after midnight. Within 5 nm of brookings southward, N wind 5 to 15 kt... Veering to E 5 kt after midnight. Wind waves 5 to 8 ft... Subsiding to 3 to 6 ft after midnight. Mixed swell NW 2 ft and S 1 ft.
NE wind 5 to 10 kt...backing to NW in the afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 3 ft.
Sat Night
W wind 5 kt...backing to SE after midnight. Wind waves 3 ft in the evening...becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft.
SE wind 5 kt...veering to S in the afternoon and evening, then...backing to SE after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell NW 3 to 4 ft.
E wind 5 kt...backing to W 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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