Hurricane Ian

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Hurricane Ian
Category 5 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Hurricane Ian at its strongest hitting southwest Florida on September 28, 2022
FormedSeptember 23, 2022
DissipatedOctober 2, 2022
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 160 mph (260 km/h)
Lowest pressure937 mbar (hPa); 27.67 inHg
Fatalities161 total[1]
Damage$113 billion (2022 USD)
Areas affected
Part of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season

Hurricane Ian was a devastating and powerful category 5 hurricane. It was the second major hurricane of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. It affected parts of Florida, the Cayman Islands, Cuba, the Carolinas, and Virginia.[2]

Hurricane Ian started out as a tropical wave east of the Windward Islands. It was located by the National Hurricane Center on September 19, 2022.[3] It passed over Trinidad and Tobago two days later. The storm became a tropical depression on September 23, and it was named Ian as it gained tropical storm status the next day as it moved south of Hispaniola.

Hurricane Ian satellite image on 29 September 2022, east of the central peninsula.

On September 26, Ian became a hurricane and quickly strengthened into a Category 3 the following day as it made landfall in Cuba, causing major damage in the country, as well as a nationwide power outage.[4] On September 28, as Ian approached Florida, the storm became a Category 5.[5] After weakening slightly, it made landfall in Florida as a Category 4, causing widespread damage, knocking out power, and killing many.

As the storm moved across Florida, it slowly weakened into a tropical storm on September 29, before moving off the coast and strengthening into a hurricane again on September 30. The storm made landfall in South Carolina later that day, bringing strong winds and causing many power outages in the Carolinas and Virginia.[6][7][8] Hurricane Ian went away while its circulation moved over North Carolina on October 1st.

The name Ian was retired in March 2023, and it will be replaced with “Idris” for the 2028 Atlantic hurricane season.

References[change | change source]

  1. Oppmann, Patrick; Elamroussi, Aya; Chen, Heather (28 September 2022). "Hurricane Ian killed at least 2 people in Cuba and wiped out power to the entire island". CNN. Retrieved 28 September 2022.
  2. Bucci, Lisa; Alaka, Laura; Hagen, Andrew; Delgao, Sandy; Beven, Jack (April 3, 2023). Tropical Cyclone Report: Hurricane Ian (PDF) (Report). National Hurricane Center. Archived (PDF) from the original on April 3, 2023. Retrieved April 3, 2023.
  3. Roberts, Dave (September 19, 2022). Five-Day Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook (Report). Miami, Florida: National Hurricane Center. Retrieved September 22, 2022.
  4. Acosta, Camila; Lopez, Oscar (2022-09-27). "Cuba's power grid fails in wake of Hurricane Ian, leaving island without electricity". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2023-05-14.
  5. "Hurricane IAN Advisory 22". Retrieved 28 September 2022.
  6. "Hurricane Ian impact felt in Ocean City, Maryland and Virginia". The Daily Times. Retrieved 2023-05-14.
  7. "Thousands regain power in Virginia as Ian's remnants sweep through region". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2023-05-14.
  8. Sánchez-Guerra, Aaron (September 30, 2022). "Ian knocks out power, trees and more as storm damage in Triangle mounts". The News & Observer. Retrieved May 14, 2023.