Hurricane Ian made landfall in Captiva, Florida: Doppler Radar and Video of Incredible Swell - Just In Weather (2023)

Wednesday afternoon, September 28, 2022

The eye of Hurricane Ian made landfall on Captiva Island, Florida, shortly after 1:00 p.m. m. This applies to Cape Coral and Fort Myers. In this post I show the Doppler radar and the satellite loops when landing. Also some amazing videos dealing with the rare occurrence of water moving away from the coast on the north side, which is in stark contrast to the dreaded storm surge.

Flooding from the storm is the most destructive and deadly at landfall and is expected to reach 18 feet near Fort Myers. Heavy rains can still drop up to 18 inches. Then add EF-3 tornado-equivalent winds over a large area for an hour or two, plus isolated tornadoes. The destruction will be unprecedented in modern American history!

Loop do Radar Doppler ohne Landfall

Hurricane Ian made landfall in Captiva, Florida: Doppler Radar and Video of Incredible Swell - Just In Weather (1)

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A river, estuary and shoreline network station at Redfish Pass,Florida recently reported sustained winds of 94 mph anda 126 mph wind gust while a nearby Weatherflow stationSanibel Island, Fla., recently reported sustained force 83 windsmph and a gust of wind to 107 mph.

on the floorNetworks Station en Naples Grande Beach Resort redecoradoreported a gust of wind of 180 km/h.

Landing: Doppler radar snapshot

Hurricane Ian made landfall in Captiva, Florida: Doppler Radar and Video of Incredible Swell - Just In Weather (2)

2 pm – Category 4

quick stats

  • Winds are 155 mph (sustained at the surface)
  • Movido a NNE 9 mph
  • Located 25 miles from Fort Myers, 50 miles from Punta Gorda
  • Hurricane force winds reach 45 miles from the center.
  • Tropical storm winds extend 175 miles from the center.


Because Captiva is a barrier island, the NHC departs for the mainland at 3:05 p.m. m. as Key Coast FL. The winds were 150 mph and the pressure was 940 mb.


  • 135 miles per hour Cape Coral
  • 126 mph Rotbarsch Pass
  • 200 km/h Punta Gorda
  • 122 km/h Cape Coral
  • 180 km/h Pelican Bay

Wider vision Doppler

I have highlighted Punta Gorda on the north side of the eyewall. Here, strong winds were blowing FROM THE EAST as Ian pushed the water away from the shore.

Check out the video of this below.

Hurricane Ian made landfall in Captiva, Florida: Doppler Radar and Video of Incredible Swell - Just In Weather (3)

drained water

Punta Gorda was on the north side of the eyewall. The counterclockwise flow at this point pushed the water away from the shore. The water level dropped up to 3 meters!

Water is taken from the Peace River prior to arrival.#HurricaneIanin Punta Gorda, Florida. Unfortunately, this is an indicator of the storm that will break here very soon.@NHC_Atlantic @NHC_Surge

– Mike Theiss (@MikeTheiss)28. September 2022

storm surge is coming

Storm chaser Reed Timmer was on the other side, where WEST WINDS were pushing the water inland. This is the most destructive part of the storm.

Powerful storm surge in the far south of Pine Island FL Hurricane Ian Eyewall@akkuwetter @ChrisFLTornado

— Reed Timmer, PhD (@ReedTimmerAccu)28. September 2022

Now in the top 5

Onshore storms with winds of 155 mph or greater include:

  1. 185 mph in 1935 - Labor Day (untitled)
  2. 175 miles per hour in 1969 - Camille
  3. 165 mph in 1992 - Andres
  4. 160 mph in 2018 – Michael

History/Delete Storm Names

Since 1954, 94 storm names have been retired.

I named storms, there are 13 of them.

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Since 2000, 44 storm names have been retired.

11 of them started with the letter I. This will be number 12.

That eye will arrive in Southwest Florida today. The final runway has changed and appears to be heading for Fort Myers in a gale of up to 12 feet!

This is better news for Tampa, but what is about to happen is still terrible. The National Hurricane has led its updates with headlines like these: ...PROBABLY TO CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING STORM, DISASTERS, WINDS AND FLOODING ON THE FLORIDA PENINSULA...

Live radar below:

visible satellite loop

This morning's pop-up video has a composition of different spectrums.

Hurricane Ian made landfall in Captiva, Florida: Doppler Radar and Video of Incredible Swell - Just In Weather (4)

IR satellite circuit

Cloud tops with enhanced colors. This shows the symmetry of the eye and this storm was at its strongest when it made landfall.

Hurricane Ian made landfall in Captiva, Florida: Doppler Radar and Video of Incredible Swell - Just In Weather (5)

land forecast

Hurricane Ian made landfall in Captiva, Florida: Doppler Radar and Video of Incredible Swell - Just In Weather (6)


Radar simulation: Modell NAM 3 km

2:00 pm Wednesday, September 28 to 10:00 pm Thursday, September 29

The eye is scheduled to cross Florida and land near Daytona Beach on Thursday night. It will weaken into a tropical storm, but could strengthen again over water before making landfall near Savannah, Georgia.

Hurricane Ian made landfall in Captiva, Florida: Doppler Radar and Video of Incredible Swell - Just In Weather (7)

Forecast Area: Florida Peninsula

It can take up to 36 hours to cross Florida and potentially resurface over Atlantic waters near Daytona Beach. It's north of Titusville and Cape Canaveral where the strongest side hits. NASA has already delayed the launch of Artemis again due to this storm.

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NEW storm forecast

With the updated wind, the wall of water also increased.

Yes, up to 18 feet from Englewood to Bonita Beach, including Charlotte Harbor.

Hurricane Ian made landfall in Captiva, Florida: Doppler Radar and Video of Incredible Swell - Just In Weather (9)

Estimated flooding from storm surge model

I cannot stress enough how serious the storm threat is for Southwest Florida.#IanIt will cause deadly waves in Cape Coral and Fort Myers, submerging much of the area. If you live by the sea in a flood zone, this is your last chance to get

– Evan Fisher (@EFisherWX)28. September 2022

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NHC Storm Surge Report

The combination of storm and high tide will lead to thisnormally dry areas near the coast that are inundated by rising watersmove inland from the coast. water may be enoughfollowing heights above ground anywhere within the specified ranges, ifThe peak occurs at the time of high tide...

* Englewood to Bonita Beach, including Charlotte Harbor...12-18 feet

* Halfway from Longboat Key to Englewood...6-10 feet

* Beautiful beach on Chokoloskee...8-12 feet

* Chokoloskee para East Cape Sable... 5-8 pes

* Anclote River to the middle of Longboat Key, including Tampa Bay... 4-6Pie

* Suwannee River to Anclote River...3-5 feet

* Lower Keys from Key West to Big Pine Key, inclusiveDry turtles… 3-5 people

* Flagler/Volusia county line for the south of the Santee River, including St.John's River...3-5 feet

* St. Johns River south of Julton...2-4 feet

* East Cape Sable para Card Sound Bridge... 2-4 personas

* Florida Keys east of Big Pine Key...2-4 feet

* Patrick AFB to Flagler/Volusia county line...1-3 feet

* North of South Santee River to Surf City NC…1-3 feet

clocks and clues

A hurricane warning applies to...

* From Chokoloskee to Anclote River including Tampa Bay

* dry turtles

* Sebastian Inlet for the Flagler/Volusia county line

A severe weather advisory is in effect for…

* Suwannee River south of Flamingo

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* Tampa Bay

* Lower Florida Keys from Big Pine Key West to Key West

* dry turtles

* Flagler/Volusia Line to the mouth of the South Santee River

* San Juan River

A tropical storm watch is in effect for...

* Cuban provinces of Havana, Mayabeque and Matanzas

* Anclote River Indian Pass

* All Florida Keys

* Flamingo for Sebastián Cove

* Flagler/Volusia County line to Little River Inlet

* Flamingo for Chokoloskee

* Ver Okeechobee

* Florida Bay

* Bimini and Grand Bahama Islands

Forecast Area: Wider View

When it reaches the Atlantic it will trap more water as rain and create a storm in South Carolina. There may be a curve to the northwest, then inland, and finally north to the mid-Atlantic.

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Where did Ian actually make landfall? ›

On Sept. 28, Hurricane Ian made landfall near Cayo Costa in southwestern Florida as a dangerous, high-end Category 4 storm after plowing a path of destruction through the Caribbean, bringing particularly heavy rainfall and dangerous surf to Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, and western Cuba.

How did Hurricane Ian affect Captiva Island? ›

Many beach cottages that lined the shores of Sanibel Island were wiped away by Hurricane Ian's storm surge, new aerial imagery from NOAA shows. Most homes on Sanibel and Captiva islands are still standing, but appear to have sustained some form of roof damage, in addition to certain storm surge and flooding damage.

Did Ian hit North Captiva island? ›

LUBBOCK, Texas – The aftermath of Hurricane Ian was devastating for many, but for one Texas family, their home island of North Captiva was hit hard.

How big was the eye of Hurricane Ian at landfall? ›

As Ian barreled past Cuba and passed into the Gulf of Mexico on September 27, the eye was roughly 12 miles (20 kilometers) wide.

Is Hurricane Ian worse than Katrina? ›

Hurricane Ian is now the deadliest hurricane in the continental United States since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. It made landfall on September 28 along Florida's gulf coast at Category 4 strength, with sustained winds of 155 mph driving a storm surge as high as 18 feet, flinging boats and sweeping homes off foundations.

When did they find IANS body? ›

He was killed the night of "For Whom the Bell Tolls". His body was then discovered a couple of weeks later at the end of "Blind Dates".

Are there alligators near Captiva Island? ›

Does Captiva Island Have Alligators? A Florida vacation is not complete without seeing an alligator. While there is plenty of wildlife on North Captiva Island, the chances of you seeing one are slim. These reptiles prefer freshwater and rarely go out into the Gulf of Mexico.

Are there alligators on Captiva? ›

Sanibel and Captiva Islands has large variety of Florida Wildlife including birds, alligators and dolphins.

Who owns Captiva Island? ›

Timbers owns 16 resorts around the world and also owns master-planned communities in the Virgin Islands, Italy, Hawaii and now Captiva.

Did Ian destroy Captiva Island? ›

PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) - 7Skyforce took to the skies the day after Hurricane Ian swept through Southwest Florida, and the images revealed widespread destruction. The bridge to Sanibel and Captiva islands is destroyed. Ian's violent storm surge washed out large sections of the road.

Did the bubble room survive Ian? ›

SkyFOX ventured out to Captiva Island in Lee County and found the famous Bubble Room restaurant still standing after Hurricane Ian made landfall nearby. This video was captured on Sept. 30, 2022.

Has a hurricane ever had 2 eyes? ›

Katrina was a double-eyewall storm when it hit the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts. The hurricane made landfall as a Category 3 storm, with sustained winds of about 120 mph. It had extremely high 1-3 second wind gusts far in excess of the sustained winds.

What is the largest hurricane ever recorded on Earth? ›

Typhoon Tip was the largest tropical cyclone on record, with a diameter of 1,380 mi (2,220 km)—almost double the previous record of 700 mi (1,130 km) in diameter set by Typhoon Marge in August 1951. At its largest, Tip was nearly half the size of the contiguous United States.

Was Hurricane Ian a Category 5? ›

Ian came ashore on Florida's Gulf Coast with winds of 155 miles per hour, placing it just shy of a Category 5. This ranking is only shared by four other hurricanes in history that are known to have made landfall in the continental U.S.

Is Hurricane Ian worse than Hurricane Andrew? ›

Hurricane Ian 2022: Damages Are Forecast to Be Worse Than 1992's Andrew - Bloomberg.

What is the number 1 deadliest hurricane? ›

The 31 Deadliest Atlantic Hurricanes
RankName/Areas of Largest LossDeaths
1.Great Hurricane (Martinique, Barbados, St. Eustatius)22,000
2.Great Galveston Hurricane8,000-12,000
3.Mitch (Honduras, Nicaragua)9,086
4.Fifi (Honduras)8,000-10,000
27 more rows

Which hurricane was worse Charlie or Ian? ›

According to the National Weather Service in Key West, Fla., Ian had hurricane-force winds spanning 90 miles, and tropical-storm-force winds spanning 350 miles. Charley's hurricane-force winds extended 50 miles, with 170 miles of tropical-storm-force winds.

Who moved Ian's body from the church? ›

He was pushed from the church bell tower by Alison DiLaurentis after attempting to kill Spencer Hastings, although he survived the fall and later walked away. He was later found deceased with a suicide note. However, the suicide note is revealed to be a fake and composed of A's text messages in later episodes.

Who pushed Ian off the bell tower? ›

Who pushed Ian off the bell tower??? you're right it was Ali, but she pushed him because she was worried that ian would tell she was alive.

How long was Ian locked up? ›

Ian confesses to being bipolar and is sent to two years in prison, where he finds that Mickey is his new cellmate and the reunited lovers resume their relationship. In the finale, he's visited by Fiona, who tells of what's going on in his absence.

Does anybody famous live on Sanibel Island? ›

Retired NBC weather star Williard Scott lives on Sanibel Island, not far from him is Aerosmith rocker Joe Perry. And, of course there's Governor Rick Scott's beachfront mansion in Naples.

How much does it cost to rent a house in Captiva? ›

On average, a House rental or Apartment rental in Captiva costs $241 per night.

Are there sharks near Captiva Island? ›

Background on our islands:

On Sanibel and Captiva, there have only been eight documented incidents between humans and sharks on Sanibel, none of which were fatal. In half of those instances, the shark was stepped on or bumped into accidentally. On Captiva, there has never been a documented shark incident.

Are there snakes after Hurricane Ian? ›

Hurricane Ian displaced thousands of people in Florida. It also displaced reptiles. Floodwaters pushed alligators and snakes from their usual homes to places they are usually not seen. That's led to a rise in human-reptile encounters, authorities say.

Are there snakes on Captiva? ›

Historically, only two of these snake species have been documented on Sanibel and Captiva Islands (eastern diamondback rattlesnake, eastern coral snake). There have been several unconfirmed sightings of dusky pygmy rattlesnakes and Florida cottonmouths on Sanibel.

Are there dolphins in Captiva Island? ›

Yes! Dolphin sightings are extremely common on both Captiva Island and Sanibel Island.

Can you drink the water in Captiva? ›

A: Yes. However, it is chlorinated well water. We suggest bottled water for drinking, and tap water for cooking and bathing. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND YOU WILL BE STAYING ON A BARRIER ISLAND.

What kind of sharks are in Captiva? ›

The ATLANTIC SHARPNOSE SHARK ​is a common type of shark we encounter while fishing the bays inside the Islands of Sanibel, Captiva, Pine Island and Cape Coral.

Are there coyotes on Captiva Island? ›

There is a wide variety of wildlife that can be found on the island, including bobcats, raccoons, bats, lizards, alligators, iguanas, armadillos, rats, coyotes, river otters, wild pigs and squirrels just to name a few.

Is Captiva or Sanibel better? ›

While Sanibel is larger and offers more shops, hotels and sights, Captiva is quaint with powder soft beaches and Old Florida charm. Captiva Island's parent island is Sanibel. The two were once a single island, along with North Captiva Island, until separated by a storm at Blind Pass.

Why is it called Captiva? ›

Gaspar is said to have built a prison on the “Isle de las Captivas” where he held female prisoners captive in hopes of getting a ransom – hence the island's current name of Captiva.

Did Sanibel lighthouse survive Ian? ›

138-year-old Sanibel lighthouse survives Hurricane Ian, but not unscathed -

Did cabbage key survive Ian? ›

CABBAGE KEY, Fla. — Cabbage Key, a private island just north of Upper Captiva was mostly spared by Hurricane Ian.

Can you access Sanibel Island after Ian? ›

Sanibel Island is sent to reopen Jan. 2, however, officials are warning tourists not to come rushing in droves. SANIBEL, Fla. - In just a matter of weeks, Sanibel Island will reopen to the public after damages caused by Hurricane Ian.

Is The Bubble Room on Captiva destroyed? ›

Aerial photos and video of Sanibel show that The Bubble Room appears intact. Without seeing ground-level photos, it's tough to determine the extent of damage to the colorful restaurant for locals and tourists, some referring to it as the "Beloved Bubble." "The Bubble Room still stands!

Did The Bubble Room on Captiva get destroyed? ›

"The Bubble Room still stands! A Captiva institution, many Shirley Temples and chicken fingers were consumed there by yours truly on family vacations in the late 80s through the early 2000s," wrote Jenna Laine, who covers the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for ESPN, on her Twitter account @JennaLaineESPN.

Is The Bubble Room on Captiva Island still open? ›

news from you and how you faired in Ian. Room is now open 8:30am-9:00pm!! location of the Bubble Room Emporium.

Where did Ian make landfall in South Carolina? ›

Update: Surface observations indicate that the center of #Hurricane #Ian made landfall on Sep 30 at 205 pm EDT (1805 UTC) near Georgetown, South Carolina with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (140 km/h) and an estimated minimum central pressure of 977 mb (28.85 inches).

Has Ian made landfall in Florida? ›

Hurricane Ian made landfall today in southwest Florida as a powerful Category 4 storm with sustained winds at 150 miles per hour.

Is Hurricane Ian supposed to hit Virginia? ›

Ian's top winds are now recorded to be 50 mph and the storm is moving north at a speed of 15 mph. The storm is expected to enter Virginia near Danville overnight. The heaviest rain will taper off over the area overnight and tomorrow morning in Central Virginia is expected to have steady rain.

Has Ian made landfall in Florida yet? ›

Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida near Cayo Costa on Wednesday as a catastrophic Category 4 storm. About 2.5 million people were ordered to evacuate southwest Florida before the storm hit the coast with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph (241 kph).

What category did Ian hit South Carolina? ›

Two days after dealing a devastating blow to Florida's southwestern coast, Hurricane Ian made its second U.S. landfall, near Georgetown, S.C., as a much weaker storm. Ian struck South Carolina on Friday as a Category 1 hurricane before lessening to a “post-tropical cyclone” and heading toward North Carolina.

What category was Ian when it hit SC? ›

FAST FACTS. Hurricane Ian made its final landfall Friday near Georgetown, South Carolina at 2:05 p.m. as a Category 1 storm with 85 mph wind.

What category was Hurricane Ian when it hit South Carolina? ›

Hurricane Ian made landfall near Georgetown, South Carolina, about 55 miles northeast of Charleston, at 2:05 p.m. EDT Friday, September 30. At landfall, Ian was a category 1 storm with 85 mph winds and a central pressure of 977 mb.

Where in Florida will Ian hit? ›

Here's the updated forecast path. Nearly all of Florida, except areas south of Lake Okeechobee and the far western panhandle, is in the National Hurricane Center's forecast cone for Hurricane Ian, forecasters said. The areas around Fort Meyers, Tampa, Clearwater and St.

Did Hurricane Ian reach Cat 5? ›

Ian came ashore on Florida's Gulf Coast with winds of 155 miles per hour, placing it just shy of a Category 5. This ranking is only shared by four other hurricanes in history that are known to have made landfall in the continental U.S.

What parts of Florida did Ian hit? ›

The southwest Florida coast where Ian made landfall on Wednesday as a Category 4 storm experienced the harshest effects from the storm, including Lee County, which covers Fort Myers and Cape Coral, which were “inundated and devastated” by Ian, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said at a press conference Thursday.

What cities is Hurricane Ian hitting? ›

Ian caused catastrophic damage with losses estimated to be over $50 billion. Much of the damage was from flooding brought about by a storm surge of 10–15 ft (3.0–4.6 m). The cities of Fort Myers Beach and Naples were particularly hard hit.

Why do hurricanes not hit Virginia? ›

Virginia gets less-intense storms because of its position on the globe north of 36° 30' latitude. Hurricanes moving north of the Carolinas encounter cooler water. The wind intensity drops as the temperature of the ocean drops, so the category on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is diminished.

What states will get hit by Hurricane Ian? ›

Florida is among several states coming to grips with the damage inflicted by Hurricane Ian, a Category 4 storm that struck Florida's Gulf Coast on September 28 and is now tracking northward through Georgia, the Carolinas, and on into the Mid-Atlantic states.

How did Ian hit Florida twice? ›

Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida (twice). The near-Category 5 hurricane landed around Cayo Costa State Park at just after 3 p.m. After passing over the barrier island, it made landfall again at Punta Gorda after pushing through Charlotte Harbor. The NHC reported storm surge as high as 18 feet in the area.

Did Hurricane Ian hit the villages in Florida? ›

Some minor tree damage, a few frayed nerves and a lot of good fortune. That's what residents of The Villages experienced in a glancing blow as Hurricane Ian knifed through the peninsula on its way to South Carolina.

How far inland did Ian storm surge go? ›

Water levels rose more than seven feet in the Caloosahatchee River that separates Cape Coral and Fort Myers, as measured some 20 miles inland from the gulf.


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