Cat 3 Hurricane Ian growing stronger in Gulf of Mexico

MIAMI – A strong Hurricane Ian is gaining energy in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico. 

Early Tuesday morning the Category 3 hurricane made landfall simply southwest of the city of La Coloma in the Pinar Del Rio Province of Cuba round 4:30 a.m.  Check out our stay updates right here.

According to the National Hurricane Center’s 2 p.m. advisory, Ian had sustained winds of 120 mph because it moved to the north at 10 mph. It was about 85 miles south-southwest of the Dry Tortugas.

All of Miami-Dade, Broward and Upper Keys are beneath a Tropical Storm Watch, together with metro areas. 

The storm prompted officers with Miami-Dade and Broward to cancel courses Wednesday and Thursday.

As the gradual shifting storm spins northward, the National Weather Service issued a twister look ahead to Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties that extends by means of 5 p.m. Monday. The advisory means circumstances are favorable for the formation of a twister.

CBS Miami meteorologist Jennifer Correa mentioned there’s a probability that the watch could also be prolonged on account of Hurricane Ian shifting into the southeast waters of the Gulf and shifting away from Cuba’s northern coast, The storm is continuous to strengthen and making its closest method to the Lower Keys and  South Florida all through immediately

Heavy rain bands with gusty squalls arrived in the decrease Keys on Monday night time and can proceed spreading north throughout all of South Florida, together with Miami-Dade and Broward, all through Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Florida Keys and South Florida might see 6 to eight inches of rain, Central West Florida might get 12 to 16 inches, with some areas seeing as much as 24 inches, and the rest of the Florida Peninsula might get 5 to 10 inches.

Hurricane Ian watches and warnings 

NEXT Weather

A couple of tornadoes are potential immediately throughout the Florida Keys and the southern and central Florida Peninsula.

The mixture of storm surge and the tide will trigger usually dry areas close to the coast to be flooded by rising waters shifting inland from the shoreline.

If the height surge happens on the time of excessive tide, the Florida Keys together with the Dry Tortugas might see a surge of 3 to five toes, Anclote River to Middle of Longboat Key, together with Tampa might see 4-7 toes, the Suwannee River to Anclote River might see 3 to five toes, and center of Long Boat Key to Bonita Beach, together with Charlotte Harbor might see 8 to 12 toes.

Hurricane Ian method to west coast of Florida

NEXT Weather

Ian will go west of the Florida Keys on Tuesday, and method the west coast of Florida on Wednesday into Thursday.

It is forecast to be a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 140 mph because it passes to our west. 

Hurricane Ian watches and warnings on 9-27-2022 at 11 a.m.

NEXT Weather

A Hurricane Warning is in impact for the Cuban provinces of Isla de Juventud, Pinar del Rio, and Artemisa, Bonita Beach to the Anclote River, together with Tampa Bay, and Dry Tortugas.

A Hurricane Watch is in impact north of Anclote River to the Suwannee River and south of Bonita Beach to Chokoloskee.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in impact for the Cuban provinces of La Habana, Mayabeque, and Matanzas, the decrease and miiddle Florida Keys, Flamingo to Bonita Beach, Suwannee River to the Anclote River, Boca Raton to Altahama Sound, and Lake Okeechobee.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in impact for north of the Suwannee River to Indian Pass, Altamaha Sound to South Santee River, south of Boca Raton to east of Flamingo, the Upper Keys, and Florida Bay.

A Storm Surge Warning is in impact for the Suwannee River south to Flamingo, Marineland to the mouth of St. Mary’s River, and St. John’s River

A Storm Surge Watch is in impact for the Florida Keys from the Card Sound Bridge westward to Key West, Dry Tortugas, Florida Bay, Aucilla River to Suwanee River, mouth of St. Mary’s River to South Santee River, and south of Marineland to Volusia/Flagler county line. 

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