Schools Closed. Government Offices Closed. Beaches Closed.
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UPDATE: 8 a.m. — The National Hurricane Center just discontinued the Tropical Storm Warning for Palm Beach County. Read the latest here.
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Tropical Storm Ian may have moved well to our northeast, but the National Hurricane Center says a tropical storm warning will remain in effect for Palm Beach County until 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon.
All schools, both public and private, remain closed n Palm Beach County. Beaches remain closed. All government offices remain closed. Trash, however, will be collected for unincorporated Palm Beach County residents who normally have trash collected on Thursday.
FPL reports that power is on to ALL customers in Palm Beach County as of 7 a.m. In Broward County, 4,870 customers do not have power. In Miami-Dade, 6,250 customers are without power.
This is the Thursday morning. Bulletin from the National Hurricane Center.
BULLETIN Tropical Storm Ian Advisory Number 27 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092022 500 AM EDT Thu Sep 29 2022
… IAN NOW A TROPICAL STORM…
… BUT STILL EXPECTED TO PRODUCE STRONG WINDS, HEAVY RAINS, AND STORM SURGE ACROSS PORTIONS OF FLORIDA, GEORGIA, AND THE CAROLINAS…
SUMMARY OF 500 AM EDT…0900 UTC… INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…28.0N 80.9W ABOUT 40 MI…70 KM SE OF ORLANDO FLORIDA ABOUT 35 MI…55 KM SW OF CAPE CANAVERAL FLORIDA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…65 MPH…100 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT… NE OR 40 DEGREES AT 8 MPH…13 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…986 MB…29.12 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————– CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The Hurricane Warnings along the east and west coasts of the Florida peninsula have been changed to Tropical Storm Warnings.
The Tropical Storm Watch north of Surf City to Cape Lookout, North Carolina, has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning.
The government of the Bahamas has discontinued the Tropical Storm Warning for Bimini and Grand Bahama Islands.
The Storm Surge Watch has been discontinued from Suwannee River south to the Middle of Longboat Key including Tampa Bay.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for…
- Middle of Longboat Key southward to Flamingo including Charlotte Harbor * Flagler/Volusia Line to the mouth of the South Santee River * St. Johns River
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
- North of Bonita Beach to Indian Pass Florida * Boca Raton Florida to Cape Lookout North Carolina * Lake Okeechobee
A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for…
- North of South Santee River to Little River Inlet
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…
- Flagler/Volusia County Line to the South Santee River
A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline, in the indicated locations. For a depiction of areas at risk, please see the National Weather Service Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic, available at hurricanes.gov. This is a life-threatening situation.
Persons located within these areas should take all necessary actions to protect life and property from rising water and the potential for other dangerous conditions. Promptly follow evacuation and other instructions from local officials.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.
A Storm Surge Watch means there is a possibility of life- threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline, in the indicated locations during the next 48 hours.
A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area.
Interests elsewhere in eastern North Carolina should monitor the progress of Ian.
For storm information specific to your area, including possible inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ———————- At 500 AM EDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Ian was located near latitude 28.0 North, longitude 80.9 West. Ian is moving toward the northeast near 8 mph (13 km/h). A turn toward the north-northeast is expected later today, followed by a turn toward the north and north-northwest with an increase in forward speed Friday and Friday night. On the forecast track, the center of Ian is expected to move off the east-central coast of Florida later today and then 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 decreased to near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher gusts. Some slight re-intensification is forecast, and Ian could be near hurricane strength when it approaches the coast of South Carolina on Friday. Weakening is expected Friday night and Saturday after Ian moves inland.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 415 miles (665 km) from the center. A WeatherFlow station at New Smyrna Beach recently reported a sustained wind of 61 mph (98 km/h) and a gust to 77 mph (124 km/h).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 986 mb (29.12 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ———————- Key messages for Ian can be found in the Tropical Cyclone Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT4 and WMO header WTNT44 KNHC and on the web at hurricanes.gov/text/MIATCDAT4.shtml.
STORM SURGE: The combination of storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water could reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide…
- Flagler/Volusia County Line to Altamaha Sound…4-6 ft * Englewood to Chokoloskee including Charlotte Harbor…4-6 ft * Altamaha Sound to South Santee River…3-5 ft * St. Johns River north of Julington…3-5 ft * Middle of Long Boat to Englewood…2-4 ft * St. Johns River south of Julington…2-4 ft * Chokoloskee to East Cape Sable…2-4 ft * South Santee River to Little River Inlet…2-4 ft * Patrick Air Force Base to Flagler/Volusia County Line…1-3 ft * East of Little River Inlet to Cape Lookout…1-3 ft * Anclote to Middle of Longboat Key, including Tampa Bay…1-3 ft
The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast near and to the right of the center, where the surge will be accompanied by large waves. Surge-related flooding depends on the relative timing of the surge and the tidal cycle, and can vary greatly over short distances. For information specific to your area, please see products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office.
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are occuring in parts of the warning area on the east and west coasts of Florida and should spread northward along the Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina coasts today through Friday. Hurricane conditions are possible within the Hurricane Watch area in northeastern Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina through Friday.
RAINFALL: Ian is expected to produce the following storm total rainfall:
- Northeast Florida, coastal Georgia and Lowcountry of South Carolina: 4 to 8 inches, with local maxima of 12 inches.
- Upstate and central South Carolina, North Carolina, and southern Virginia: 3 to 6 inches with local maxima of 8 inches across western North Carolina.
Widespread, life-threatening catastrophic flash and urban flooding, with major to record flooding along rivers, will continue across central Florida. Widespread considerable flash, urban, and river flooding is expected across portions of northeast Florida, southeastern Georgia, and eastern South Carolina tomorrow through the weekend. Locally considerable flash, urban, and river flooding is possible this weekend across portions of the southern Appalachians, where landslides will be possible as well. Limited flooding is possible across portions of the southern Mid-Atlantic.
TORNADOES: A tornado or two remains possible across east-central and northeast Florida through this morning. This threat will shift into the coastal Carolinas on Friday.
SURF: Swells generated by Ian are affecting the northern coast of Cuba, the northeastern coast of the Yucatan peninsula and west coast of Florida. Swells will increase along the east coast of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina today. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.
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