Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

Ian could be the biggest monster we’ve ever faced

As a Floridian, that’s been through so many storms, I’ve never seen a storm with both the size and intensity of Hurricane Ian. Comparisons to Charley, Andrew, Michael, Wilma, or whatever storm are all moot at this point. This is a monster like we have never seen. The strongest storms we’ve faced were smaller in […]

Podcast: Remembering Katrina’s impacts on Florida

Hurricane Katrina is infamous for what it did to Mississippi and Louisiana but the Florida Panhandle got serious impacts from the storm, and its made its first US landfall in southeast Florida, dumping more rain on Perrine than any other spot in the US. Podcast: Katrina and Florida

Ian: Two tornadoes confirmed to touch down in Broward; a third may have touched down

As a Coral Springs resident, my phone went off three times with that horrible noise indicating a Tornado Warning and two of the Tornadoes touched down in Broward County. One touched down in Cooper City or Davie, the other appears to have touched down around Hollywood or Pembroke Pines. The third, I believe may have […]

Ian at 5 pm ET: Hurricane Warning for Collier County. Warnings either Hurricane or TS for almost entire state

Collier County has been added to the Hurricane Warning area which now runs from Tarpon Springs south to Everglades City including Tampa Bay. Miami-Dade and Broward County have been added to the Tropical Storm Warning area, which now runs from Key West all the way to the Georgia line on the east coast and from […]

Ian: Wind probabilities by location in Florida as of 11 am – major changes

At 11 am ET, the NHC calculates these are the probabilities for Florida cities to experience Tropical Storm force winds between now and Saturday: Venice 99% Naples 98% Key West 97% Fort Myers 97% Tampa 96% Orlando 89% Melbourne 87% Daytona Beach 86% The Villages 82% Cedar Key 75% West Palm Beach 71% Jacksonville 68% […]

Ian: Watches and warnings extended south

I am surprised the NHC has still opted to leave Collier County out of the Hurricane Warning area but as the storm models shift east/south and more importantly, Ian on visible radar is significantly east of where it was projected to be at this time Sunday, additional warnings and watches have been issued. New additions: […]

Tracking Ian: Southwest Florida landfall looking most likely now per DeSantis press conference

The 12z model runs have shifted ever slightly more south and east, making a landfall between Fort Myers and Sarasota most likely. I took to Twitter last night to say the NHC needed to add Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties to the Hurricane Warning area. They did add Lee and Charlotte this morning, but my […]

Florida Hurricanes since 1950 – category, landfall, intensity, deaths, etc

STORM CATEGORY AT LANDFALL DATE OF LANDFALL YEAR MAX WINDS (KTS) PRESSURE AT LANDFALL LOCATION OF LANDFALL FLORIDA DEATHS NOTES Easy 3 September 5 1950 105 ? Cedar Key 2 King 4 October 18 1950 115 ? Miami 3 Florence 1 September 26 1953 70 ? Fort Walton 0 Flossy 1 September 24 1956 75 […]

Ian – Southwest Florida now squarely in the target area, NHC late pivot in Watches and Warnings are a rare move

For many who follow on Twitter, they know I’ve felt for days Lee and Charlotte County would potentially get impacts from Ian. The Euro model never shifted that far west, and history tells us southwest Florida tends to be a magnet for storms in the Gulf. The uncertainty of the forecast has led to the […]

Florida’s September Hurricane History since 1935

With Ian barreling toward a Florida landfall, we recorded a special Florida History Podcast, reviewing Hurricanes that impacted Florida in September, beginning with the 1935 Labor Day Storm, the strongest ever storm to impact the United States. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple Podcasts, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, […]