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TROPICAL UPDATE: IAN makes landfall in SW Florida as a category 4 hurricane

Hurricane Ian made landfall as a category 4 hurricane near Cayo Costa, FL at 3:05 PM (EDT). 150mph winds.
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Tropical Overview 4PM, Sept 28

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The tropical Atlantic is quieter, but is still supporting Hurricane Ian and newly developed Tropical Depression 11 in the Atlantic Basin.  TD11 is no threat to the US.

IAN LANDFALL

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Hurricane Ian Landfall

Hurricane Ian made landfall at 3:05PM EDT near Cayo Costa, FL, as a 150mph category 4 major hurricane.  Pressure: 940mb

Credit: Alan Holt
Hurricane Ian 4PM, Sept. 28

4PM - Ian is is still a major, category 4 hurricane. 140mph winds, gusting up to 180mph. Ian is moving NNE at 8mph.

Credit: Alan Holt
Sept. 28, 4pm, Forecast Cone - Ian

Hurricane Ian is forecast to continue moving slowly across the Florida Peninsula, dropping several feet of rain in the process. Ian will briefly get over the SW Atlantic as a tropical storm, before making another landfall near Savannah, GA, Friday.

BEACH: Waves from Hurricane Ian will be larger and a longer period through Friday. 4-6ft. waves on Thursday will make for higher than normal tides (1-2ft. above normal), sending water up to the dunes in spots. Coastal Flood Advisory in effect through Friday morning.

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Coastal Bend Wave Forecast

The longer period swells will also raise the rip current concern on gulf facing beaches. The risk for them will be high and even experienced swimmers may have trouble if caught up in one.

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Coastal Impacts from Ian

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September is the climatological peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. Tropical waves coming off of Africa tend to develop more frequently and the Atlantic Basin, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico are all viable for storm development.

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September Tropical Development Zones

The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 to November 30, with the peak of the climatological peak of the season happening on September 10.

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Tropical Climatology

2022 Hurricane Names

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2022 Atlantic Hurricane Names

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