Tropical Storm Ian Continues to Spin in the Atlantic


New Bern, Craven County -

As of 11 a.m. Wednesday we have have our ninth tropical storm of the season. Tropical Storm Ian has formed in the central Atlantic Ocean. It's currently located at 33.9 North latitude, 53.4 West longitude. It's moving to the north northeast at 14 mph. A turn to the north-northwest is expected later in the next day or two. Right now the storm is experiencing about 20 knots of shear, which is limiting its strength. The current intensity is set at 50 mph. Some strengthening could occur after day 3.

This storm posses no threat to us here in Eastern North Carolina. It will follow in the lines of Gaston and remain a fish storm.