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Hurricane Eta – Day 3

Hurricane EtaPosition: 14.1N 82.7W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Southwest [245°] near 7 mph [11 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 150 mph [240 kph].
Wind Gusts: 180 mph [290 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 125 miles [205 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 25 miles [ 35 km].
Minimum central pressure: 927 mb ↓.

Currently about 45 miles [ 75 km] East of Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua.

“The United States National Hurricane Center defines rapid intensification as an increase in the maximum sustained winds of a tropical cyclone of at least 30 knots (35 mph; 55 km/h) in a 24-hour period.”¹ Eta has gone from 75 mph at 3AM CST to 150 mph at 6PM, an increase of 75 mph in 15 hours.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the coast of Nicaragua from the Honduras/Nicaragua border to Sandy Bay Sirpi.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the northeastern coast of Honduras from Punta Patuca to the Honduras/Nicaragua border.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the northeastern coast of Honduras from Punta Patuca to the Honduras/Nicaragua border.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the northern coast of Honduras from west of Punta Patuca westward to Punta Castilla.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

1. NHC Glossary.

November 2, 2020   No Comments