Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian

Tropical Storm Ian formed on September 23rd, 2022 and tracked east across the Caribbean Sea for several days.

Ian strengthened into a hurricane early on September 26th. Ian began rapidly intensifying and twelve hours later became a category two storm with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph.

Early on September 27th, Hurricane Ian strengthened to a category three, major hurricane just prior to making landfall in western Cuba. Ian weakened slightly as it passed over Cuba.

As Hurricane Ian re-entered open waters, this time over the Gulf of Mexico, the storm began quickly re-intensifying. In the morning of September 28th, Ian became a category four hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph.

Hurricane Ian made landfall in Cayo Costa, Florida as a category four storm with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph.

Visit the National Hurricane Center for updated information and forecasts on Hurricane Ian.

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