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Tropical Storm Eta Intermediate Advisory Number 40A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL292020
600 AM CST Tue Nov 10 2020
...ETA STRENGTHENS A LITTLE JUST OFF THE COAST OF WESTERN CUBA...
...RISK OF FLOODING OVER SOUTH FLORIDA AND WESTERN CUBA CONTINUES...
SUMMARY OF 600 AM CST...1200 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 60 MI...100 KM NW OF THE WESTERN TIP OF CUBA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH...100 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...S OR 180 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...992 MB...29.29 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* The Cuban provinces of La Habana, Artemisa, Mayabeque, Pinar del
Rio, and the Isle of Youth
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area.
Interests along the Gulf Coast of Florida should monitor the
progress of Eta.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 600 AM CST (1200 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Eta was
located near latitude 22.6 North, longitude 85.3 West. Eta has been
drifting southward this morning, but it is expected to become
stationary again later today. A slow northward motion is forecast to
begin tonight and continue through Thursday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 60 mph (100 km/h)
with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the
next day or two, followed by weakening likely starting on Thursday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km)
from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 992 mb (29.29 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
today and tonight:
Western Cuba: an additional 3 to 5 inches (75 to 125 mm), with
isolated maximum storm total accumulations of 25 inches (765 mm).
South Florida: an additional 1 to 2 inches (25 to 50 mm), with
isolated maximum storm total accumulations of 20 inches (510 mm).
Flash and river flooding will be possible in western Cuba, along
with landslides in areas of higher terrain. Additional flash and
urban flooding, especially across previously inundated areas, will
be possible in South Florida today and tonight.
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are possible in the Tropical Storm
Watch area in Cuba today.
SURF: Swells generated by Eta are expected to affect the north
coast of Cuba, the northwestern Bahamas, southern Florida and the
Florida Keys during the next day or so. 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 900 AM CST.