Hurricane Fiona

Hurricane Fiona

Tropical Storm Fiona formed on September 14th, 2022, 650 miles east of the Leeward Islands. Fiona maintained tropical storm intensity as it approached and entered the Caribbean Sea.

On September 18th, Fiona strengthened into a category 1 hurricane south of Puerto Rico. The same day, Fiona made landfall along Puerto Rico’s southwest coast bringing strong winds and catastrophic floods.

Two days later, Hurricane Fiona strengthened into a category 3 storm north of Hispaniola. Fiona continued intensifying becoming a category 4 storm on September 20th, north of Turks and Caicos.

Fiona maintained major hurricane status as it pushed north across the Atlantic. Fiona eventually transitioned to an extratropical cyclone, bringing powerful winds and storm surge to Atlantic Canada

Visit the National Hurricane Center for archived forecasts and information on Fiona.

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Hurricane Fiona's Long Journey Across the Atlantic and Caribbean

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Hurricane Fiona’s long and destructive journey through the Caribbean, across the Atlantic, and into Atlantic Canada.


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Sunrise on Fiona over Atlantic Canada

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Sunrise on an extratropical Fiona over Atlantic Canada.


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Hurricane Fiona's Extratropical Transition

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Hurricane Fiona transitions to an extratropical cyclone, slamming into Atlantic Canada.


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Fiona Maintains Major Hurricane Strength, Approaches Canada

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Hurricane Fiona maintains major hurricane strength as it heads towards Atlantic Canada.


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Hurricane Fiona Heads North Towards Atlantic Canada

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Hurricane Fiona heads north towards Canada as a powerful, major hurricane.


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Hurricane Fiona Maintains Category Four Strength

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Hurricane Fiona maintains its category four strength and it continues north in the Atlantic.


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A Day in the Life of Hurricane Fiona

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Sunrise and sunset as Hurricane Fiona swirls in the western Atlantic.


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A Powerful Hurricane Fiona Pushes North in Atlantic

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Hurricane Fiona, a category four storm, churns northward in the Atlantic


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Sunrise on Hurricane Fiona, a Category Four Storm

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Sunrise on Hurricane Fiona’s eye, a powerful, category four storm.


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Plentiful Lightning in Hurricane Fiona's Outer Bands

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As Hurricane Fiona strengthens, plentiful lightning can be seen in its outer bands.


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Fiona's Journey into the Caribbean

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Fiona’s multi-day journey into and through the Caribbean.


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Hurricane Fiona Strengthens into a Major Hurricane

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Hurricane Fiona strengthens into a category three hurricane, north of Hispaniola.


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Lightning within Hurricane Fiona as it Skirts North of Dominican Republic

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A satellite view of Hurricane Fiona and the lightning within as it skirts north of Dominican Republic


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Hurricane Fiona Landfalls in Dominican Republic

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Early on September 19th, 2022, Hurricane Fiona made landfall along the western coast of Dominican Republic.


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Eighteen Hour Time Lapse of Hurricane Fiona Bringing Catastrophic Flooding to Puerto Rico

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An eighteen hour time lapse of Hurricane Fiona bringing powerful winds and torrential rains to Puerto Rico.


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Hurricane Fiona Approaches the Dominican Republic

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A slowly strengthening Hurricane Fiona approaches the Dominican Republic.


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Hurricane Fiona Slams Into Puerto Rico

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The lightning within Hurricane Fiona as the storm slams into Puerto Rico.


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Burst of Convection within Hurricane Fiona's Eye Wall

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A burst of convection within Hurricane Fiona’s eye wall as it comes ashore in Puerto Rico


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Fiona Strengthens into a Hurricane Near Puerto Rico

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Fiona strengthens into a category 1 hurricane as it approaches Puerto Rico.


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Tropical Storm Fiona Enters the Caribbean

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A better-organized Tropical Storm Fiona enters the Caribbean.


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Lightning within Tropical Storm Fiona

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A number of lightning strikes within Tropical Storm Fiona as it continues its westward trek.


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Sunrise on Tropical Storm Fiona

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A sunrise view of Tropical Storm Fiona as it approaches the Greater Antilles.


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Tropical Storm Fiona Pushes West Towards Caribbean

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Tropical Storm Fiona continues its westward trek towards the Caribbean.


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Fioan Battles Shear

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Fiona struggles to maintain intensity as it encounters shear.


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Tropical Storm Fiona Forms

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A Burst of Convection within Tropical Depression Seven

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