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Hurricane Iota – Day 4

Hurricane IotaPosition: 13.6N 83.4W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [275°] near 9 mph [15 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 155 mph [250 kph].
Wind Gusts: 175 mph [280 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 175 miles [280 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 45 miles [ 75 km].
Minimum central pressure: 920 mb ↑.

Currently about 30 miles [ 45 km] South of Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua.

At 9PM CST the eye is almost entirely ashore.

At 6PM CST the western eyewall of Iota is over Nicaragua.

While generally following the same track as Eta, Iota has gone one better by becoming the first Category Five storm of the 2020 season.

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

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the islands of San Andres and Providencia; the northern coast of Honduras from west of Punta Patuca to the Guatemala/Honduras border, including the Bay Islands; the coast of Nicaragua from south of Sandy Bay Sirpi to Bluefields.

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

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November 16, 2020   Comments Off on Hurricane Iota – Day 4