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Hurricane Ian – Day 6

Hurricane IanPosition: 27.5N 81.4W [10:00PM [CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: North-Northeast [030°] near 8 mph [13 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 90 mph [150 kph].
Wind Gusts: 105 mph [170 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 175 miles [280 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 45 miles [ 75 km].
Minimum central pressure: 972 mb ↑.

Currently about 70 miles [ 150 km] South of Orlando, Florida.

Currently about 80 miles [ 110 km] Southwest of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

At 3:35PM CDT Ian made landfall between Fort Myers and Punta Gorda as a Category 4 storm with 145 mph sustained winds.

This is very bad for South Florida. A Category 4 landfall and the storm surge will be another Hurricane Andrew in effect.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Chokoloskee to the Anclote River, including Tampa Bay; Sebastian Inlet to Flagler/Volusia County Line.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Indian Pass to the Anclote River; Flamingo to Sebastian Inlet; Flamingo to Chokoloskee ;Flagler/Volusia County Line to Surf City; Lake Okeechobee; Bimini and Grand Bahama Islands.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for the Suwanee River southward to Flamingo; Tampa Bay; Flagler/Volusia Line to the mouth of the South Santee River; St. Johns River.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Flagler/Volusia County Line to the South Santee River.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for North of Surf City to Cape Lookout.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for North of South Santee River to Little River Inlet.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]