Ian Forecast to Approach Florida as an Extremely Dangerous Major Hurricane

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Ian is moving toward the north-northeast near 10 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 120 mph with higher gusts. Ian is a category 3 hurricane and strengthening is expected tonight through Wednesday.

Ian is forecast to approach the west coast of Florida as an extremely dangerous major hurricane.

On the forecast track, the center of Ian is expected to 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.


A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...

* Chokoloskee to Anclote River, including Tampa Bay

* Dry Tortugas

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for...

* Suwannee River southward to Flamingo

* Tampa Bay

* Dry Tortugas

* Flagler/Volusia Line to the mouth of the St. Mary's River

* St. Johns River

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...

* Cuban provinces of La Habana, Mayabeque, and Matanzas

* Suwannee River to the Anclote River

* All of the Florida Keys

* Flamingo to Altamaha Sound

* Flamingo to Chokoloskee

* Lake Okeechobee

* Florida Bay

* Bimini and Grand Bahama Islands

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for...

* Florida Keys from the Card Sound Bridge westward to Key West

* Florida Bay

* Mouth of St. Mary's River to South Santee River

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...

* North of Altamaha Sound to South Santee River

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