Today is setting up to be a bit different than yesterday with much hotter conditions and storms holding off until the afternoon. We'll keep a good chance for scattered storms around for Thursday and Friday as well. A plume of tropical moisture is expected this weekend, so heavy rain does look likely with a generally unsettled pattern for next week. In the tropics, if the National Hurricane Center does not name any storms today (and it's not likely), this would be the first year since 1997 with no named storms.
The mistake occurred as Martha MacCallum and other Fox News anchors discussed Hurricane Ian’s impact in Florida on Wednesday.
- The Hill
A timelapse showed storm surge in Sanibel on Wednesday as Hurricane Ian came ashore.
"I’ve been speaking with people this morning who told me they’re just trying to find a way to get out."View Entire Post ›
Weather Channel Reporter Jim Cantore Hit By Flying Tree Branch As Category 4 Hurricane Ian Makes Landfall
Category 4 Hurricane Ian made landfall this afternoon near Fort Myers, Florida with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph. In doing so, it became the fifth-largest storm to hit the U.S. mainland — at least in recorded history — and the Weather Channel was there to cover it. Meteorologist Jim Cantore was at ground zero […]
Ian regained hurricane strength at about 5 p.m. Thursday and is heading toward the South Carolina coast.
- USA TODAY
A chunk of the causeway connecting Sanibel Island to Florida's mainland had fallen into the sea Wednesday, cutting off access to the barrier island.
- Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Hurricane Ian has now strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane. Here's what SC residents need to know and how it will impact them.
- The News-Press
Hurricane Ian sent 150 mph winds and a towering storm surge tearing through the town of Fort Myers Beach in Florida.
- The News-Press
Streaming with multiple cameras, Severe Studios, a camera at Fort Myers Beach went viral amid flooding from Hurricane Ian.
- The Daily Beast
Giorgio Viera/AFP via GettyThe full scale of the disaster unleashed by Hurricane Ian on Florida began to emerge Thursday after catastrophic flooding trapped residents in their homes, destroyed bridges, and other critical infrastructure, and left over 2 million people without power.The fifth-strongest hurricane to ever hit the U.S. when measured by wind speed, Ian tore into the Southwest Florida coast on Wednesday afternoon with violent gales, an epic storm surge, and as much as a foot of rain dr
"It is what you think it is," Fort Myers correspondent Kyla Galer said.
A curfew was in place for Fort Myers from September 28, as “portions of the city [were] under 3-4 feet of water,” the city said. Across Florida, more than 1.2 million customers remained without power early on Thursday in the wake of Hurricane Ian.Footage by Frank Lon shows the storm’s impact at Fort Myers Beach, with flooding and damage seen.The National Hurricane Center said Ian made landfall at Cayo Costa on Wednesday afternoon as an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph.It had weakened to a Category 1 storm by Thursday. Credit: Frank Loni via Storyful
- Raleigh News and Observer
Winds could be gusty Friday, even hitting tropical storm levels greater than 30 mph. But water accumulation is the biggest concern.
- TCPalm | Treasure Coast Newspapers
As outer wind bands from Hurricane Ian kick up the surf, people comb the beach for little treasures
The destruction was likened to a large tornado having barreled through, with homes and buildings "completely gone.”
- Palm Beach Daily News
Florida saw a direct hit from Hurricane Ian. Use these maps to track the storm's path and spaghetti models.
- Tallahassee Democrat
A monster-sized Hurricane Ian pummeled Florida on Wednesday with crushing storm surge, obliterating wind speeds and torrential rainfall.
Many have criticized 'non-evacuators' who haven't left their homes for Hurricane Ian — but some TikTokers say they can't afford to leave
Some Floridians were trapped at home during the hurricane because they didn't have the money to evacuate.
- Miami Herald
As Ian continued its destructive trek across Florida, over a million households across the state awoke on Thursday without electricity as residents and emergency crews along the Gulf Coast began to assess the toppled buildings, flooded streets and crippled infrastructure.
- Tallahassee Democrat
Photos of an otherworldly landscape that is typically submerged went viral Wednesday as Hurricane Ian seemingly sucked the water out of two bays.