Hurricane Tracker 2022: Tropical Storm Ian forecast to major hurricane in Gulf , Tropical Storm Ian strengthens in the Caribbean and tracks
Hurricane Tracker 2022: Tropical Storm Ian forecast to major hurricane in Gulf
Caribbean Sea and is forecast to become a strong hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico next week. Barring any major track shifts, most if not all of the impacts from the storm will stay to the south and east of Alabama. Get the latest update on the tropics in the video above.
In fact, the east-west spread in the guidance at 96 hours is about 180 n mi, with the CTCI and ECMWF along the eastern side of the envelope, and the GFS, HWRF, and GFS ensemble mean along the western side
Although the updated NHC forecast is just shy of forecasting RI (30 kt or greater increase over 24 h) during any 24-h period over the next few days, it calls for a 45-kt increase in wind speed between 24 and 72 hours, and Since Ian is not expected to remain over Cuba long, little weakening is expected due to that land interaction, and the forecast again shows Ian as a major hurricane over the eastern Gulf when it is approaching the west coast of Florida. Read More ….