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Tropical Storm Ian

VISIT FLORIDA is currently monitoring Tropical Storm Ian and will provide updates as the situation unfolds. Visitors to the state should continue to monitor the progress of Hurricane Ian over the next several days.

At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Ian was located near latitude 29.3 North, longitude 79.9 West. Ian is moving toward the north-northeast near 10 mph (17 km/h). A turn toward the north is expected tonight, followed by a turn toward the north-northwest with an increase in forward speed Friday night.  On the forecast track, Ian will approach the coast of South Carolina on Friday.  The center will move farther inland across the Carolinas Friday night and Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph (120 km/h)  with higher gusts.  Ian could slightly strengthen before landfall tomorrow, and is forecast to rapidly weaken over the southeastern  United States late Friday into Saturday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 415 miles (665 km). Kennedy Space Center Tower 1 recently reported a  wind gust to 89 mph (145 km/h).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 986 mb (29.12 inches).

For current storm watches and warnings, click HERE.

For the latest forecast information, please refer to the National Hurricane Center HERE.

View live updates from all over the state HERE.

 

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