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Hurricane Season 2022

Weather Alert: Hurricane Ian intensifies to Category 3

Maximum sustained winds have jumped to 125 mph.

Posted

7 AM Update

 
Hurricane Ian strengthened into a Category 3 early Tuesday while hammering western Cuba and is now headed into the Gulf of Mexico for a dangerous strike on Florida.

I​an rapidly intensified into a major hurricane at 2:30 a.m. EDT and then made landfall in western Cuba two hours later. It will emerge over the waters of the southeast Gulf of Mexico later Tuesday.

 

Latest Status

Ian is currently centered over western Cuba and is moving north. Maximum sustained winds have jumped to 125 mph.

Hurricane conditions are ongoing in western Cuba, and bands of rain containing gusty winds have also spread to the Florida Peninsula.

Current Watches, Warnings

A hurricane warning is in effect for parts of Florida's West Coast from Bonita Beach to the Anclote River, including Tampa Bay. This warning means tropical storm conditions are expected by late Tuesday, with hurricane conditions arriving Wednesday.

A​ hurricane warning is also in effect for parts of western Cuba, as shown in the map below. This means hurricane conditions are ongoing.

A storm surge warning is in effect from the Anclote River to Flamingo, meaning life-threatening flooding from rising water moving inland from the coastline is possible.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for other parts of western and central Cuba, much of Central Florida, the lower Florida Keys, and portions of Florida's Atlantic coast, meaning tropical storm conditions are expected there Tuesday or Wednesday.

A tropical storm watch is in effect for Florida's northeast coast and southeastern Georgia, where tropical storm conditions are possible by Wednesday afternoon or Thursday.

Hurricane Season 2022, Tropical Storm Ian, National Weather Service, National Hurricane Center, weather.com

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  • MamaMia

    3:00 pm today the winds will start blowing, and from then on, it will only get worse. After midnight tonight, the hurricane will start doing its do, now a 155 mile an hour, cat. 4, and with only two more miles per hour, it will be a cat.5. I am really feeling the panic! I am thankful I have my husband here with me, and I won't be alone, like the 4 hurricanes in 2004, when I was all alone through them, as my husband worked during them. I pray for all of us, as I have no idea how bad it will be. If you are new to a hurricane, I don't blame you for being frightened, I have been through so many hurricanes, I can't remember, BUT not one like Katrina, or Andrew, or a cat. 5, so I am frightened too! GOD HELP US ALL!!!!! STAY STRONG APOPKA!!!

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