3 reasons Hurricane Ian poses a major flooding hazard for Florida - a meteorologist explains
2 monthes ago - By WGN TV
Hurricane Ian strengthened as it headed for Florida and was on track to bring a powerful storm surge and potentially flooding rainfall to most of the state this week .
After a slow start to the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, Ian has ideal conditions. It faces minimal vertical wind shear - the difference in wind speeds and directions at different heights that can tear apart a storm. And the Caribbean Sea and Gulf surface waters are warm , providing fuel for the storm.
Forecasters expect Ian to become a major hurricane - Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale...
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