Special Hurricane Ian Travel & RV Weather Forecast Thursday evening 29 September

** Heads Up ** RVers along coastal South Carolina need to seek shelter from destructive winds up to hurricane force and a storm surge of 4-7 feet tonight and Friday. If you are RVing in northeast South Carolina, central North Carolina, or southwest Virginia, be alert for flash flooding. Seek higher ground and avoid camping near creeks, streams and small rivers. Do not tow or driver across flooded roads; please follow the directions of local emergency management officials.

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Hurricane Ian:

— (based on 5 p.m. ET NHC Advisory) Ian restrengthened today to a minimal hurricane, with sustained winds of 75 mph. The storm is is 240 miles south of Charleston SC, moving to the north-northeast. Ian will turn back to the north-northwest and make landfall along the central South Carolina coast Friday afternoon, likely as a Category 1 Hurricane. Ian is becoming a hybrid storm with characteristics of both a tropical cyclone and a strong mid-latitude storm. What that means in practice is that ‘hurricane-like’ impacts (wind, surge, flooding) may occur hundreds of miles from the storm’s center.

         Hurricane warnings are in effect for the South Carolina coast and northward to Cape Fear NC.  Tropical storm warnings extend northward from Cape Fear to the NC/VA state line, and southward along the GA coast to central Florida.  Storm Surge Warnings are in effect from the northeast Florida coast (including the St. Johns River) northwards to Cape Fear NC.  

	The South Carolina coast should prepare for destructive winds that may reach hurricane force tonight and Friday.  Much of coastal northeast Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina can expect 3-7 feet of surge tonight and Friday.  The St. Johns river and coastal North Carolina north of Cape Fear will have 2-4 feet of surge.  On Friday, the fresh water flooding threat will be greatest over northeast SC, central NC and southwest VA.  If you are RVing in these areas, even a long distance from the coast, make you are away from creeks, streams and small rivers that can rise rapidly, and seek higher ground.  Please follow the directions of your county emergency management officials.

Severe Weather and Tropical Watches and Warnings

— See https://rvweather.com/warnings-watches-and-advisories/#NHC_Hurricane_Advisory for the latest WARNINGS and information on Hurricane Ian.

— See https://rvweather.com/warnings-watches-and-advisories/#SPC_Tornado_Watch for the latest Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm WATCHES

— See https://rvweather.com/warnings-watches-and-advisories/#NWS_Tornado_Warning for the latest Tornado, Severe Thunderstorm, and Flash Flood WARNINGS.

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