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The End Is Nigh?

This is the last day of the “official” hurricane season (June 1 – November 30) but there is currently a non-tropical low near the Madeira Islands that might gain sub-tropical characteristics… or not. Everything that begins before January 1 is added to the record breaking 2020 season.

This year had 31 systems develop which is a tie for most systems in the season. Of those systems 30 were named storms which is the all time record. Among the named systems 17 were tropical storms and 13 were hurricanes. Six of the hurricanes were classified as Major, which means Category 3 or higher. Twelve of the named systems made landfall in the US, which is a new record, with 5 of the landfalls in Louisiana.

This season was definitely 2020.

November 30, 2020   Comments Off on The End Is Nigh?

Remnant Iota – Day 6

Remnant IotaPosition: 13.8N 89.5W [ 9AM CST 1500 UTC].
Movement: West [270°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 30 mph [ 45 kph].
Wind Gusts: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1006 mb ↓.

Currently about 20 miles [ 35 km] West-Northwest of San Salvador, El Salvador.

This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center on this system.

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.]

November 18, 2020   2 Comments

Tropical Storm Iota – Day 5

Tropical Storm IotaPosition: 13.7N 87.3W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [270°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 185 miles [295 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1000 mb ↑.

Currently about 25 miles [ 40 km] South-Southeast of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of Honduras west of Punta Castilla to the Honduras/Guatemala border, including the Bay Islands.

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.]

November 17, 2020   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Iota – Day 5

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.

[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.]

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

Hurricane Iota – Day 3

Hurricane IotaPosition: 13.3N 80.2W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [270°] near 10 mph [17 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 105 mph [165 kph].
Wind Gusts: 115 mph [185 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 150 miles [240 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Minimum central pressure: 960 mb ↓.

Currently about 235 miles [ 375 km] East-Southeast of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the Nicaragua/Honduras border.

Currently about 80 miles [ 130 km] East of the island of Providencia.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the island of Providencia; 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 island of San Andres; the northern coast of Honduras from west of Punta Patuca to Punta Castilla; the coast of Nicaragua from south of Sandy Bay Sirpi to Bluefields.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the island of San Andres.

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.]

November 15, 2020   Comments Off on Hurricane Iota – Day 3

Remnant Theta – Day 6

Remnant ThetaPosition: 31.5N 18.2W [ 9AM CST 1500 UTC].
Movement: North [360°] near 2 mph [ 4 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 30 mph [ 45 kph].
Wind Gusts: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1010 mb ↑.

Currently about 670 miles [1080 km] Southeast of the Azores.

This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center on this system.

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.]

November 15, 2020   Comments Off on Remnant Theta – Day 6

Tropical Storm Iota – Day 2

Tropical Storm IotaPosition: 12.7N 77.0W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [270°] near 5 mph [ 7 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 70 mph [110 kph].
Wind Gusts: 80 mph [135 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 105 miles [165 km].
Minimum central pressure: 990 mb ↓.

Currently about 445 miles [ 715 km] East-Southeast of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the Nicaragua/Honduras border.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the island of Providencia; 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 island of San Andres; the northern coast of Honduras from west of Punta Patuca to Punta Castilla; the coast of Nicaragua from south of Sandy Bay Sirpi to Bluefields.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the island of San Andres.

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.]

November 14, 2020   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Iota – Day 2

Tropical Storm Theta – Day 5

Tropical Storm ThetaPosition: 31.7N 18.7W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: East [090°] near 5 mph [ 7 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 90 miles [150 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1003 mb ↑.

Currently about 640 miles [1030 km] Southeast of the Azores.

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.]

November 14, 2020   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Theta – Day 5

Tropical Storm Iota

Tropical Storm IotaPosition: 13.6N 74.2W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: South-Southwest [200°] near 3 mph [ 6 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 105 miles [165 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1006 mb.

Currently about 610 miles [ 980 km] East of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the Nicaragua/Honduras border.

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.]

November 13, 2020   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Iota

Tropical Storm Theta – Day 4

Tropical Storm ThetaPosition: 31.9N 21.6W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: East [090°] near 10 mph [17 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 65 mph [100 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Minimum central pressure: 995 mb ↑.

Currently about 520 miles [ 835 km] Southeast of the Azores.

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.]

November 13, 2020   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Theta – Day 4

Post-Tropical Cyclone Eta – Day 14

Post-Tropical Cyclone EtaPosition: 33.3N 79.0W [ 3AM CST 0900 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [060°] near 21 mph [33 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 115 miles [185 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1004 mb.

Currently about 85 miles [ 135 km] Southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina.

This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center on this system.

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.]

November 13, 2020   Comments Off on Post-Tropical Cyclone Eta – Day 14

Tropical Storm Eta – Day 13

Tropical Storm EtaPosition: 32.3N 79.0W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [045°] near 17 mph [28 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 115 miles [185 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1004 mb.

Currently about 65 miles [ 100 km] East-Southeast of Charleston, South Carolina.

At around 3AM CST the storm came ashore near Cedar Key, Florida.

At around 1PM CST the storm is over the Atlantic near Jacksonville, Florida.

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.]

November 12, 2020   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Eta – Day 13

Tropical Storm Theta – Day 3

Tropical Storm ThetaPosition: 31.7N 26.0W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: East [090°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Wind Gusts: 75 mph [120 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 195 miles [315 km].
Minimum central pressure: 993 mb ↑.

Currently about 435 miles [ 700 km] South of the Azores.

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.]

November 12, 2020   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Theta – Day 3

Tropical Storm Theta – Day 2

Tropical Storm ThetaPosition: 31.1N 31.4W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [060°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph [100 kph].
Wind Gusts: 75 mph [120 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 205 miles [335 km].
Minimum central pressure: 990 mb ↓.

Currently about 540 miles [ 865 km] South-Southwest of the Azores.

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.]

November 11, 2020   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Theta – Day 2