Hurricane Ian's uncertain path has all of Florida preparing

Its exact path still uncertain, Hurricane Ian strengthened overnight as it churned in the Caribbean, prompting urgent preparations in Florida, where the storm could deliver impacts, including tornadoes, starting Tuesday before possibly arriving as a major hurricane with powerful winds and dangerous storm surge.
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Ian Strengthens into Hurricane, Heads Toward Cuba, Florida

Forecasters say Tropical Storm Ian has strengthened into a hurricane as it moves closer to Cuba on a track expected to take it to Florida in the coming days. Ian was forecast to intensify rapidly and become a major hurricane as soon as late Monday. Authorities in Cuba suspended classes...

Tropical Storm Ian Intensifies Into Hurricane as It Heads for Florida

Tropical Storm Ian has strengthened into a hurricane as it barrels toward Cuba and Florida over the next few days. Forecasters say Ian will rapidly intensify into a major hurricane as soon as late Monday, with authorities in Cuba suspending classes and beginning evacuations before the storm hits the western part of the island. A likely landfall in Florida is expected around the middle of the week. Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency with fears that floods, rainfall, and powerful winds are set to sweep across the region. “We’re going to keep monitoring the track of this storm,” DeSantis said at a news conference Sunday. “But it really is important to stress the degree of uncertainty that still exists,” he said, adding: “Even if you’re not necessarily right in the eye of the path of the storm, there’s going to be pretty broad impacts throughout the state.”Read it at Associated Press

Hundreds of thousands without power in Atlantic Canada after Fiona rumbles north

(CNN) — The storm named Fiona slammed into Canada’s eastern seaboard with hurricane-force winds and torrential rainfall Saturday, pulling buildings into the ocean, collapsing homes, toppling trees and knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of people. Fiona first wreaked havoc in the Caribbean as a hurricane before...

Hurricane Ian forms in Caribbean, prompting Hurricane Watch for Florida's Gulf Coast, including Tampa Bay

Ian strengthened into a hurricane in the Caribbean Sea on Monday morning, and the FOX Forecast Center expects the storm to rapidly intensify into a major hurricane by Monday night as it approaches western Cuba. A Hurricane Watch has been issued along Florida's Gulf Coast ahead of the expected wind, rain and storm surge from Hurricane Ian later this week.

Rob’s Tropical Thoughts: 9/26/22

The 5am ADVISORY upgrades IAN to a HURRICANE. Conditions over the Caribbean and S Gulf are pretty favorable for strengthening. There is some dry air just West of where IAN is. That may bump it a little to the East and that may also prevent full development of the storm. MORE dry air will be dropping South from the lower 48, and that will play an important role in the evolution of IAN and its path after 48hours.

What’s trending today: September 26, 2022

A look at some of the top headlines trending online today including the latest on Putin and the war in Ukraine, Hurricane Ian and much more. Lights out, ovens off: Europe preps for winter energy crisis (AP) U.S. warns Russia of ‘catastrophic’ consequences if it uses nuclear weapons (NBC)...

Ian upgraded to hurricane strength; impacts on the Carolinas still uncertain

WLOS — After additional strengthening overnight, Ian is now a category one hurricane with maximum winds of 75 mph. Hurricane Ian is located southwest of Grand Cayman, moving northwest at 14 mph. As Ian moves northwest into very warm waters and favorable winds it will intensify quickly over the next 48 hours.