My prayers are with all the families, friends and businesses in all areas!
Warnings have been activated!
Hopefully you have evacuated. If you have not, do not venture out into the storm–for your own safety!!! Hurricane Ian is making it’s move to make a landfall to the Gulf Coast area of near Sarasota to Fort Myers areas of Florida. This has been a light hurricane season, so far. However, this storm is not fooling around!! This is a very serious storm, so take proper preparation now. Be ready for storm surge, high winds, power outages and possible tornadoes. Do NOT sit this one out! Evacuate immediately!! Visit: The NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center’s Facebook page for more info. More technical information as provided by cdema.org – Tropical Weather Systems.
The current tropical activity report directly from the NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center:
Atlantic Tropical Report: Warnings have been activated! Hurricane Ian is due for landfall on the Gulf Coast coming in moving to the north/northeast from the south of Sarasota, Florida. . .See information below and make preparations immediately!!!
The Atlantic season for the year 2022 has been a less than active year so far, until now with Hurricane Ian. There are two tropical regions now, including Hurricane Ian, now at the just south to southwest of Sarasota, Florida; and then poised for landfall in the Florida Gulf Coast and into all areas of central Florida as it slows forward movement. It is moving clear over, and forecast to move just east of the Atlantic, then forecast to move inland near Georgia–sometime starting as this is published, between now to Friday, before it becomes extra-tropical. A busy week, and the slower it moves the more flooding–today, tomorrow and Friday–See more information below on other activity. – www.hurricanes.gov
HURRICANE IAN: Warnings have been activated! Check out for your local listings here: Nationwide Station Listing Using Broadcast Frequencies. If you have not evacuated, stay indoors, stay away from basements…start preparing for landfall right away!! Very warm waters of the Gulf may render further development of this storm. Be ready early, and have an emergency evacuation protocol in place, Be ready for storm surge, flooding rains, high winds, power outages and possible tornadoes. Winds could have a detrimental effect on impending danger and care needs to be exercised. It is important to exercise extra special care in those regions. Have an escape plan in place. Residents in all areas should have a hurricane plan in action or visit https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness. Please adhere to safety measures and stay out of the way of danger! Make arrangements accordingly.
…HURRICANE WARNING EXTENDED SOUTHWARD IN SOUTHWESTERN FLORIDA…
…LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE, CATASTROPHIC WINDS AND FLOODING
EXPECTED WITH IAN IN THE FLORIDA PENINSULA…
At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Ian was located about 230 miles south of Sarasota, Florida. Ian is moving toward the north near 10 mph (17 km/h). A turn toward the north-northeast
with a reduction in forward speed is forecast tonight and Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center of Ian is expected to move over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico today, pass west of the Florida Keys later tonight, and approach the west coast of Florida within the hurricane warning area on Wednesday and Wednesday night.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 120 mph (195 km/h) with higher gusts. Ian is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Re-strengthening is expected later today
through Wednesday. Ian is forecast to approach the west coast of Florida as an extremely dangerous major hurricane.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles (65 km )from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 952 mb (28.12 inches).
Visit the National Hurricane Center website at hurricanes.gov for additional forecast information on Ian.
The next intermediate advisory will be at 8:00 PM EDT, followed by the next complete advisory at 11:00 PM EDT. – www.hurricanes.gov
Courtesy of @NWSNHC on Facebook
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La Niña is being watched right now, with likelihood of ENSO Neutral development. THis year is up in the air, and markedly quieter conditions warrant that we are indeed likely to end up in an ENSO Neutral over this winter season. Eyes are on the occurrence of where the year is on the stage of ocean water warmth in the mid-Pacific region. KEEPING SAFETY IS OF UPMOST CONCERN! Check back for further updates.
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