Tropical Storm Ian – Update 11 – 9/29/2022

National Hurricane Center's projected storm path map for Hurricane Ian

University of Florida officials continue monitoring Tropical Storm Ian. Here is what we know today:

Ian weakened to a tropical storm on Thursday. Weather conditions in Gainesville are expected to improve today, according to the National Weather Service Center office in Jacksonville. However, parts of Alachua County, including the Gainesville campus, remain under a tropical storm watch, as winds are ranging between 25 and 35 mph, with wind gusts of up to 60 mph.

Tropical Storm Ian has emerged into the western Atlantic and is moving north-northeastward. The National Hurricane Center expects Ian may strengthen into a hurricane once again by Thursday night.

Heavy rainfall will continue to spread across the northeastern parts of the Florida peninsula through Thursday and reach portions of the Southeast U.S. later this week and this weekend.

UF units should continue to monitor forecasts and follow guidance from local officials.

The University of Florida campus in Gainesville will be closed today through Friday, Sept. 30. Only essential university personnel should report for work.

The university expects to reopen and resume classes and normal campus operations on Saturday, Oct. 1.

We will continue to monitor and update the UF community as Hurricane Ian makes its way over the Florida peninsula. Regularly check for updates.

For additional information, please visit National Hurricane Center.

Additional information:

UF campus operations closure

UF classes canceled Wednesday – Friday

Commonly asked questions regarding UF campus closure

Here’s how to prepare for hurricane season

Pre-storm preparation for students in UF housing

UF/IFAS Disaster Preparation & Recovery

This story was posted at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29.

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Published: September 29th, 2022

Category: 2022 Weather Alerts