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Tropical Storm Eta – Day 12

Tropical Storm EtaPosition: 28.3N 83.4W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [010°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph [100 kph].
Wind Gusts: 80 mph [130 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 115 miles [185 km].
Minimum central pressure: 993 mb.

Currently about 55 miles [ 90 km] Northwest of St. Petersburg, Florida.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Florida west coast from Boca Grande to the Suwannee River; the Atlantic coast from Flagler/Volusia County line, Florida northward to St. Andrews Sound, Georgia.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect from the Florida west coast from Bonita Beach to the Suwannee River, including Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Florida Gulf coast from north of the Suwannee River to the Aucilla River.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for the Florida west coast from the Steinhatchee River to the Suwannee River.

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

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November 11, 2020   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Eta – Day 12

Tropical Storm Theta

Tropical Storm ThetaPosition: 29.4N 35.5W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [075°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 70 mph [110 kph].
Wind Gusts: 80 mph [130 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 205 miles [335 km].
Minimum central pressure: 989 mb.

Currently about 770 miles [1235 km] Southwest of the Azores.

It’s 2020 so of course there’s time for another tropical storm.

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

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November 10, 2020   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Theta

Tropical Storm Eta – Day 11

Tropical Storm EtaPosition: 23.8N 84.5W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northeast [015°] near 9 mph [15 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph [100 kph].
Wind Gusts: 75 mph [120 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Minimum central pressure: 992 mb ↑.

Currently about 120 miles [ 190 km] West-Southwest of the Dry Tortugas.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Dry Tortugas; the Florida west coast from Bonita Beach to the Suwannee River.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Cuban provinces of La Habana, Artemisa y Mayabeque, Pinar del Rio and the Isle of Youth; the Florida Gulf coast
from north of the Suwannee River to the Aucilla River.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for the Florida west coast from Bonita Beach to the Steinhatchee River, including Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor.

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

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November 10, 2020   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Eta – Day 11

Tropical Storm Eta – Day 10

Tropical Storm EtaPosition: 23.2N 85.2W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: Southwest [225°] near 9 mph [15 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 65 mph [100 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 115 miles [185 km].
Minimum central pressure: 995 mb.

Currently about 90 miles [ 150 km] North-Northwest of the western tip of Cuba.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Cuban provinces of La Habana, Artemisa y Mayabeque, Pinar del Rio and the Isle of Youth.

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

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November 9, 2020   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Eta – Day 10

Tropical Storm Eta – Day 9

Tropical Storm EtaPosition: 24.6N 80.5W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [305°] near 14 mph [22 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph [100 kph].
Wind Gusts: 80 mph [130 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 310 miles [500 km].
Minimum central pressure: 993 mb.

Currently about 40 miles [ 60 km] East of Marathon, Florida.

At 6AM CST Eta is inland over east-central Cuba.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the Florida Keys from Ocean Reef to the Dry Tortugas, including Florida Bay.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the northwestern Bahamas, including the Abacos, Andros Island, Berry Islands, Bimini, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama Island, and New Providence; the Florida coast from Brevard/Volusia County line to Englewood; Lake Okeechobee.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect from the Florida Keys from Ocean Reef to the Dry Tortugas, including Florida Bay.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the Florida coast from Golden Beach to Bonita Beach.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Cuban provinces of La Habana, Artemisa y Mayabeque, Pinar del Rio and the Isle of Youth; the Florida coast from north of Englewood to Anna Maria Island.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for the Florida coast from Bonita Beach to Card Sound Bridge.

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

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November 8, 2020   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Eta – Day 9

Tropical Storm Eta – Day 8

Tropical Storm EtaPosition: 20.7N 79.9W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [045°] near 13 mph [20 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph [100 kph].
Wind Gusts: 75 mph [120 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 115 miles [185 km].
Minimum central pressure: 991 mb.

Currently about 140 miles [ 220 km] West-Southwest of Camaguey, Cuba.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Cuban provinces of Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus, Villa Clara, Cienfuegos, and Matanzas; the northwestern Bahamas, including the Abacos, Andros Island, Berry Islands, Bimini, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama Island, and New Providence; the Florida coast from Brevard/Volusia County line to Englewood, including Florida Bay; the Florida Keys from Ocean Reef to the Dry Tortugas; Lake Okeechobee.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the Florida coast from Deerfield Beach to Bonita Beach; the Florida Keys from Ocean Reef to the Dry Tortugas, including Florida Bay.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Cuban provinces of La Habana, Artemisa y Mayabeque, Pinar del Rio and the Isle of Youth; the Florida coast from north of Englewood to Anna Maria Island.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for the Florida coast from Golden Beach to Bonita Beach, including Biscayne Bay; the Florida Keys from Ocean Reef to the Dry Tortugas, including Florida Bay.

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

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November 7, 2020   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Eta – Day 8

Tropical Depression Eta – Day 7

Tropical Depression EtaPosition: 18.0N 85.2W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [055°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1002 mb.

Currently about 275 miles [ 445 km] West-Southwest of Grand Cayman.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Cayman Islands; the Cuban provinces of Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus, Villa Clara, Cienfuegos, and Matanzas.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Cuban provinces of La Habana, Artemisa y Mayabeque, Pinar del Rio and the Isle of Youth; the coast of South Florida from Jupiter Inlet southward on the east coast and from Bonita Beach southward on the west coast, including Lake Okeechobee; the Florida Keys from Ocean Reef southward to the Dry Tortugas, including Florida Bay; the northwestern Bahamas, including the Abacos, Andros Island, Berry Islands, Bimini, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama Island, and New Providence.

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

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November 6, 2020   2 Comments

Tropical Depression Eta – Day 6

Tropical Depression EtaPosition: 16.6N 87.8W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [360°] near 8 mph [13 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1004 mb.

Currently about 85 miles [ 140 km] Northwest of La Ceiba, Honduras.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Cayman Islands.

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

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November 5, 2020   Comments Off on Tropical Depression Eta – Day 6

Tropical Depression Eta – Day 5

Tropical Depression EtaPosition: 14.2N 86.3W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [285°] near 7 mph [11 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1003 mb ↑.

Currently about 115 miles [ 185 km] South-Southeast of La Ceiba, Honduras.

All tropical Warnings and Watched have been cancelled.

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

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November 4, 2020   Comments Off on Tropical Depression Eta – Day 5

Hurricane Eta – Day 4

Hurricane EtaPosition: 13.8N 84.0W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [270°] near 6 mph [ 9 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 105 mph [165 kph].
Wind Gusts: 130 mph [210 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 115 miles [185 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 25 miles [ 35 km].
Minimum central pressure: 970 mb ↑.

Currently about 45 miles [ 70 km] West-Southwest of Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua.

At 3PM CST Eta is making landfall just south of Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua.

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; the coast of Nicaragua from south of Sandy Bay Sirpi to Laguna de Perlas.

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

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November 3, 2020   Comments Off on Hurricane Eta – Day 4

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.

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November 2, 2020   Comments Off on Hurricane Eta – Day 3

Tropical Storm Eta – Day 2

Tropical Storm EtaPosition: 14.9N 80.0W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [270°] near 13 mph [20 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 70 mph [110 kph].
Wind Gusts: 80 mph [130 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Minimum central pressure: 989 mb.

Currently about 215 miles [ 345 km] East of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the Nicaragua/Honduras border.

2020 has tied with 2005 for the most named storms in a season, with a month to go.

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.

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November 1, 2020   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Eta – Day 2

Tropical Storm Eta

Tropical Storm EtaPosition: 15.0N 74.2W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [275°] near 15 mph [24 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 60 miles [ 95 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1005 mb ↓.

Currently about 600 miles [ 965 km] East of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the Nicaragua/Honduras border.

This storm is forecast to become a hurricane in a couple of days.

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

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

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October 31, 2020   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Eta

Post-Tropical Cyclone Zeta – Day 6

Post-Tropical Cyclone ZetaPosition: 38.8N 75.3W [ 4PM CDT 2100 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [060°] near 55 mph [89 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 65 mph [100 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 310 miles [500 km].
Minimum central pressure: 992 mb.

Currently about 25 miles [ 35 km] West-Southwest of Cape May, New Jersey.

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.]

October 29, 2020   18 Comments