Update On Hurricane Ian At 10:40 AM MDT Tuesday, Sept 27, 2022.

At 8:51 AM MDT Tuesday, Sept 27, 2022.

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At 9:16 AM MDT Tuesday, Sept 27, 2022.

 National Hurricane Center (NHC) Discussion.

Dangerous Hurricane Ian.

Updated at 11:24 AM MDT Tuesday, Sept 24th, 2022.
Updated at 11:43 AM MDT Tuesday, Sept 24th, 2022.

Hurricane Ian will be a large and dangerous Hurricane as he makes landfall near the Tampa Bay, Florida area Wednesday night. Current forecasts (as of 10 AM MDT Tuesday, Sept 27, 2022) indicate that he will make landfall as a Category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 130 mph with gusts near 160 mph. Storm surge in the Tampa Bay area will be 8'-12' and he will drop 12" to 24" of rainfall over parts of Florida.

Caution. This is all subject to potential change. There are some model disagreements on the exact track and strength of Ian when he makes landfall. So if you live in that area or anywhere along the western coast of Florida, or have family and friends who do, please keep abreast of all of the latest local National Weather Service Watches, Warnings, and statements that are being issued on Ian.

Tampa Bay, Florida has not been hit by a major hurricane since 1921. Some in that area are saying they are not going to evacuate. We see this with every hurricane that makes landfall. I don't live there but I wouldn't risk my life unnecessarily if I lived in that area.
So you have several generations of people living in that area who for the most part have no idea what they may be facing in my humble opinion. Some may have the knowledge of what hurricanes can do but most of them have never actually lived through a direct strike by a major hurricane.
I just pray that this isn't going to be another major disaster in the making.
The Tampa Bay hurricane of 1921 (also known as the 1921 Tarpon Springs hurricane) was the most recent major hurricane to strike the Tampa Bay area and the second latest major hurricane to strike the continental United States in the calendar year on record, behind Hurricane Zeta in 2020.
The eleventh tropical cyclone, sixth tropical storm, and fifth hurricane of the season, the storm developed from a trough in the southwestern Caribbean Sea on October 20. Initially a tropical storm, the system moved northwestward and intensified into a hurricane on October 22 and a major hurricane by October 23.
Later that day, the hurricane peaked as a Category 4 on the modern day Saffir–Simpson scale with maximum sustained winds of 140 mph (220 km/h).
After entering the Gulf of Mexico, the hurricane gradually curved northeastward and weakened to a Category 3 before making landfall near Tarpon Springs, Florida, late on October 25, becoming the first major hurricane to hit the area since a hurricane in 1848.

There Are None So Blind As Those Who "Will - Not" To See...107.


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