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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44NM SW Port Orford 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
SW wind 5 to 10 kt...veering to NW 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 3 ft early in the morning...becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 10 ft at 11 seconds...subsiding to 7 ft at 10 seconds. Swell and SW 1 to 2 ft in the afternoon. Chance of showers early in the morning.
Tonight
Northern portion, N wind 10 to 15 kt...rising to 20 kt after midnight. Southern portion, N wind 20 kt...rising to 25 kt in the late evening and overnight. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft... Building to 3 to 6 ft after midnight. W swell 6 ft at 9 seconds... Subsiding to 4 to 5 ft at 9 seconds after midnight.
Fri
N wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves 5 to 8 ft. Swell W 3 to 4 ft at 8 seconds.
Fri Night
N wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves 7 to 9 ft. Swell W 2 to 3 ft.
Sat
N wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 5 to 7 ft... Subsiding to 4 to 5 ft in the afternoon. W swell 3 to 4 ft.
Sat Night
N wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 3 to 4 ft.
Sun
E wind 15 kt...veering to SE. Wind waves 3 ft...becoming 2 ft or less. Swell NW 3 to 4 ft.
Mon
E wind 5 to 10 kt...veering to W in the evening, then... Veering to N 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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