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Tropical Depression Eta Advisory Number 24
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL292020
900 AM CST Fri Nov 06 2020
...TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS AND WATCHES ISSUED FOR THE CAYMAN
ISLANDS AND PORTIONS OF CUBA...
...ETA STILL CAUSING HEAVY RAINS AND LIFE-THREATENING FLOODING OVER
PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AMERICA...
SUMMARY OF 900 AM CST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 80 MI...130 KM ENE OF BELIZE CITY
ABOUT 395 MI...635 KM WSW OF GRAND CAYMAN
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 25 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...11 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1004 MB...29.65 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The Meteorological Service of the Cayman Islands has issued a
Tropical Storm Warning for the Cayman Islands.
The Government of Cuba has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the
provinces of Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus, Villa
Clara, Cienfuegos, Matanzas, La Habana, Ciudad de la Habana, Pinar
del Rio and the Isle of Youth.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* The Cayman Islands
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* The Cuban provinces of Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus,
Villa Clara, Cienfuegos, Matanzas, La Habana, Ciudad de la Habana,
Pinar del Rio and the Isle of Youth.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.
The governments of Nicaragua and Honduras continue to issue warnings
for heavy rain and flooding in those countries, and interests in
those areas should continue to monitor the depression.
Interests elsewhere in Cuba, the northwestern Bahamas, the Florida
Keys and southern Florida should monitor the progress of this
system as Tropical Storm or Hurricane Watches could be required for
some of these areas later today.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 900 AM CST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Eta was
located near latitude 17.8 North, longitude 87.0 West. The
depression is moving toward the north-northeast near 7 mph
(11 km/h). A turn toward the northeast and a faster forward speed
are expected later today, with this motion continuing through early
Sunday. On the forecast track, the center of Eta will move across
the northwestern Caribbean Sea today, approach the Cayman Islands
Saturday, and be near central or western Cuba Saturday night and
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts.
Eta is forecast to become a tropical storm again later today,
with further strengthening likely through early Sunday.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb (29.65 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Key messages for Eta can be found in the Tropical Cyclone Discussion
under AWIPS header MIATCDAT4, WMO header WTNT44 KNHC, and on the
web at www.hurricanes.gov/text/MIATCDAT4.shtml.
RAINFALL: Eta is expected to produce the following rainfall
amounts through Wednesday morning:
Portions of Central America: An additional 5 to 10 inches (125 to
255 mm), isolated maximum storm totals of 40 inches (1000 mm) in
eastern Honduras and eastern Nicaragua.
Southeastern Mexico and Jamaica: An additional 2 to 5 inches (50 to
125 mm), isolated maximum storm totals of 15 inches (380 mm).
The Cayman Islands into portions of Cuba: 10 to 20 inches (255 to
510 mm), isolated maximum totals of 30 inches (760 mm).
The Bahamas and Southern Florida, including the Keys: 5 to 10
inches (125 to 255 mm), isolated maximum totals of 15 inches
This rainfall will continue catastrophic, life-threatening flash
flooding and river flooding, along with landslides in areas of
higher terrain of Central America. Significant, life-threatening
flash flooding and river flooding is possible in the Cayman Islands
and Cuba. Flash flooding and river flooding is expected for Jamaica
and southeast Mexico. Flash and urban flooding is possible across
the Bahamas and Southern Florida.
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected in the Cayman Islands
late Saturday and Saturday night. Tropical storm conditions are
possible in the watch area in Cuba Saturday night and Sunday.
SURF: Swells generated by Eta are expected to spread northeastward
and affect the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, and the southern coast of
Cuba during the next couple of days. These swells are likely to
cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please
consult products from your local weather office.
Next intermediate advisory at 1200 PM CST.
Next complete advisory at 300 PM CST.