Post-Tropical Cyclone Ian Dissipating Across Southern Virginia

Post-Tropical Cyclone

Tropics Forecast Cone at 9:32 Saturday Evening, October 01st

Location 50 miles WSW of Richmond Virginia
Wind 15 mph
Heading E at 6 mph
Pressure 29.83
Coordinates 78.2W, 37.3N

Discussion

At 1100 PM EDT (0300 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Ian was located near latitude 37.3 North, longitude 78.2 West. Ian is expected to dissipate in the next few hours and the remnants are forecast to be absorbed into a low pressure system to its east-northeast.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 15 mph (30 km/h) with higher gusts.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1010 mb (29.83 inches).

Tropics Satellite at 5:13 Sunday Morning, October 02nd

Watches and Warnings

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Tropics Models at 3:03 Saturday Afternoon, October 01st

Land Hazards

Key messages for Ian can be found in the Tropical Cyclone Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT4 and WMO header WTNT44 KNHC and on the web at hurricanes.gov/text/MIATCDAT4.shtml.

RAINFALL: Ian is expected to produce an additional 1 to 2 inches of rainfall, with locally heavier amounts possible, across portions of West Virginia, Maryland, and southern Pennsylvania into Sunday morning.

Major to record river flooding will continue across central Florida through next week. Limited flash, urban and small stream flooding is possible across western Maryland and West Virginia into Sunday morning.