Travel & RV Weather Forecast Friday 23 September


** Heads Up ** RVers with interests in south Florida need to stay aware of Tropical Depression Nine (‘Ian’). There will likely be evacuations late this weekend and significant impacts from this hurricane-to-be. See details under the ‘Eastern’ heading of this forecast.


  • Strong winds today over southern Montana, central and eastern Wyoming.
  • Strong winds tonight and Saturday over much of Maine, associated with Hurricane Fiona..

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Pacific:

— No significant weather impacts to RV travel today or Saturday.

Mountain:

— North-central ID and adjacent northwest MT: Dense Fog Advisory this morning. I-90 impacted.

— Western and southern MT; central and eastern WY and adjacent far-western NE: Strong winds today. Gusts 30-40 mph. Strongest wind gusts this morning, then slowly weakening throughout the day. I-25, I-80, I-90 impacted.

Southeast WY: High Wind Warnings through mid-afternoon. Gusts to 60-70 mph. I-25 and I-80 impacted.

Central:

— North-central and central AR, and adjacent far-western TN: A few strong to severe thunderstorms Saturday afternoon and evening. Damaging wind gusts are the main threat. I-40, I-44, I-55 potentially impacted.

Eastern:

Northern, central and eastern ME: High Wind Warnings and Advisories tonight and Saturday. Wind gusts 45-55 mph associated with Hurricane Fiona making landfall on Nova Scotia. Highest wind gusts at higher elevations. I-95 impacted.

Tropical Depression Nine (likely to be ‘Ian’) formed overnight over the Caribbean Sea. Its track will likely come over eastern Cuba, then turn northwards and impact Florida, while strengthening into a hurricane.
RVers in Florida, especially the Keys but everyone south of I-4, and the eastern Gulf of Mexico should closely monitor this storm. If you have plans to travel to the Keys, check with your campground and the Monroe County Emergency Management site to ensure you can still come. Understand there is a good chance you may be required to evacuate by the end of this weekend or on Monday.
RVer’s along the entire eastern seaboard, northwards to New England, should pay attention to this storm, as there is a chance it could come up the coast after hitting Florida and impact the Carolinas, the mid-Atlantic States and New England later next week. If you are planning to visit those regions, no need to change plans — but stay aware of the latest forecasts.


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 Tropical Depression NINE (soon to be ‘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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