Hurricane Ian

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Hurricane Ian

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Soon to be major Hurricane Ian is heading for the western coast of Florida. This area, especially Tampa Bay, is very vulnerable to storm surge due to the shallow waters along the coast.

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Key West has been smashed by storm surge. The third highest on record for the area. They only had a tropical storm warning in place and it seems residents of Key West have been caught off guard by this. Ian will be devastating for the Florida Peninsula over the next 24-36 hours.
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Hurricane Ian’s eyewall is currently making land fall on the western Florida coast as a high end Category 4 (only 2 mph shy of Category 5 strength). Ian went berserk during the NZ overnight hours after an Eyewall Replacement Cycle took place. Lots of photos online of the water being sucked out of Tampa Bay as well. Never good when a hurricane has that buzzsaw type appearance upon landfall.
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Some chilling videos coming out from Florida currently.

This post on Facebook is causing quite a stir...
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Yeah, I'm afraid the guy really is as bad as they say. Hope no-one gets hurt trying to rescue him. In Ida he cried wolf and the Coast Guard went looking for him.
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Fort Myers has been destroyed by storm surge. I’ve seen houses destroyed and floating away, people on the third floor of buildings with water lapping at the windows.
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9min. video from an aviation perspective, from Blancolirio:

Hurricane Ian Aviation UPDATE 28 Sept.

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One of the NOAA Hurricane Hunters have reported Ian is the worst storm they’ve ever flown in. He has 15 years experience of flying into hurricanes.
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Complete devastation across SW Florida. Some media outlets reporting hundreds of fatalities (not verified). Many areas unable to be accessed by land. Certainly a historic storm for all the wrong reasons.
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One of the videos I've seen showed the storm surge a metre or so up the windows outside. the seal on the door, windows walls etc was impressive, quite a jet coming in the keyhole.

Didn't notice the video myself, but did read someone commenting about the storm surge reaching the third floor of a coastal hotel.
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darcyplumb wrote: Fri 30/09/2022 06:33 Complete devastation across SW Florida. Some media outlets reporting hundreds of fatalities (not verified). Many areas unable to be accessed by land. Certainly a historic storm for all the wrong reasons.
Quite an interesting storm this is, with it's activeness and then in-activeness and the torrents of rain it produced.
Interesting to see how it moves up the USA eastern coast and then further north, ie, the UK/Ireland?
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NZ Thunderstorm Soc wrote: Fri 30/09/2022 18:44
darcyplumb wrote: Fri 30/09/2022 06:33 Complete devastation across SW Florida. Some media outlets reporting hundreds of fatalities (not verified). Many areas unable to be accessed by land. Certainly a historic storm for all the wrong reasons.
Quite an interesting storm this is, with it's activeness and then in-activeness and the torrents of rain it produced.
Interesting to see how it moves up the USA eastern coast and then further north, ie, the UK/Ireland?
Yes these East Coast storms normally make their way to Europe and can be quite nasty.
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Hurricane Ian is currently expected to move deeper into the USA, i.e. NNW, and will start to lose its 'tropical' identity.

The ex-Hurricanes that go on to affect the UK tend to curve NE before they reach the USA and then head back across the Atlantic. That said, it is possible for the remnants of Ian (as a mass of warm humid air) to eventually turn E and head into the Atlantic.
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