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Tropical Storm Eta Special Advisory Number 29
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL292020
100 PM EST Sat Nov 07 2020
...AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT FINDS THAT ETA HAS
STRENGTHENED SOME MORE...
SUMMARY OF 100 PM EST...1800 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 50 MI...80 KM N OF GRAND CAYMAN
ABOUT 230 MI...365 KM WSW OF CAMAGUEY CUBA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH...95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 55 DEGREES AT 17 MPH...28 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...994 MB...29.36 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
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.
* Northwestern Bahamas, including the Abacos, Andros Island,
Berry Islands, Bimini, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama Island, and New
* Florida coast from Golden Beach to Chokoloskee, including
* The Florida Keys from Ocean Reef to the Dry Tortugas
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* The Cuban provinces of La Habana, Artemisa, Mayabeque, Pinar del
Rio, and the Isle of Youth
* Florida east coast north of Golden Beach Florida to the
Brevard/Volusia county line
* Florida west coast north of Chokoloskee to Englewood
* Lake Okeechobee
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.
Interests elsewhere in Cuba and the Florida peninsula should
monitor the progress of this system as additional Tropical Storm
Watches or Warnings could be required for some of these areas later
For storm information specific to your area in the United
States, including possible inland watches and warnings, please
monitor products issued by your local National Weather Service
forecast office. For storm information specific to your area
outside of the United States, please monitor products issued by
your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 100 PM EST (1800 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Eta was
located near latitude 20.0 North, longitude 81.1 West. Eta is moving
toward the northeast near 17 mph (28 km/h). An east-northeast to
northeast motion is expected through early Sunday. A turn toward
the north and northwest are expected by Sunday afternoon. On the
forecast track, the center of Eta will move away from the Cayman
Islands later today, be near central Cuba tonight and Sunday, and
near the Florida Keys or south Florida Sunday night and Monday.
Reports from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft
indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 60 mph
(95 km/h) with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is
expected through Sunday night.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km)
from the center.
The minimum central pressure reported by the Hurricane Hunter
aircraft is 994 mb (29.36 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 Thursday morning:
Jamaica: An additional 2 to 4 inches (50 to 125 mm), isolated
maximum storm totals of 15 inches (380 mm).
The Cayman Islands into portions of Cuba: an additional 5 to 10
inches (200 to 400 mm), isolated maximum storm totals of 25 inches
The Bahamas and portions of the central and southern Florida
peninsula, including the Keys: 5 to 10 inches (125 to 255 mm),
isolated maximum totals of 15 inches (380 mm).
Significant, life-threatening flash and river flooding will be
possible in Cuba, along with landslides in areas of higher terrain.
Flash and urban flooding will also be possible for the Cayman
Islands, Jamaica, the Bahamas, and Southern Florida.
STORM SURGE: A dangerous storm surge will raise water levels by as
much as 2 to 4 feet above normal tide levels along the coast of Cuba
near and to the east of where the center makes landfall. Near the
coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.
The combination of a storm surge and the tide will cause normally
dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving
inland from the shoreline. The water could reach the following
heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if the peak
surge occurs at the time of high tide...
Marco Island, FL to North Miami Beach, FL including Biscayne
Florida Keys...2-3 ft
Flagler/Volusia County Line, FL to Altamaha Sound, GA...2-3 ft
North Miami Beach, FL to Flagler/Volusia County Line, FL...1-2 ft
The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast in areas of
onshore winds, where the surge will be accompanied by large and
dangerous waves. Surge-related flooding depends on the relative
timing of the surge and the tidal cycle, and can vary greatly over
short distances. For information specific to your area, please see
products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected in the Cayman Islands
this afternoon and evening, in the warning area sin Cuba tonight
and Sunday, in the northwestern Bahamas on Sunday, and in south
Florida and the Florida Keys late Sunday and Sunday night.
Tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch area in Cuba
tonight and Sunday and in the watch area in Florida by late Sunday
or early Monday.
TORNADOES: A tornado or two may occur Sunday evening and Sunday
night over south Florida and the Keys.
SURF: Swells generated by Eta are expected to spread northeastward
and affect the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, the southern coast of
Cuba, the northwestern Bahamas, and southern Florida and the
Florida Keys 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 complete advisory at 400 PM EST.