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Tropical Storm Eta Local Statement Advisory Number 37
National Weather Service Key West FL  AL292020
1040 AM EST Mon Nov 9 2020

This product covers the Florida Keys

**TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS CANCELLED FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS** 

NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - All watches and warnings have been canceled

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - None

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 100 miles west of Key West FL
    - 24.6N 83.4W
    - Storm Intensity 60 mph
    - Movement Southwest or 235 degrees at 14 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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At 1000 AM EST, the center of Tropical Storm Eta was located about 40 
miles west-southwest of the Dry Tortugas. Eta will continue to the
southwest today and tonight with some reduction in forward speed.
Little overall motion is forecast on Tuesday and a slow northward
motion is expected on Wednesday. 

Southeast to south breezes will remain strong through the afternoon
across the Florida Keys. Remaining impacts will include coastal 
flooding, especially across the Upper Keys as water levels slowly
subside. Tropical storm force wind gusts will be common in thundery 
squalls.

Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches with localized totals near
6 inches will be possible across the Keys today. This may aggravate 
saltwater flooding, and also cause minor flooding in areas not impacted
by saltwater inundation. 

Isolated tornadoes will be possible as Eta moves away from the Keys,
although the threat will steadily diminish.

All state parks in the Florida Keys are closed through today. The
Snake Creek Drawbridge may be reactivated this afternoon. The reopening
of Key West International Airport and Marathon Airport will be arranged
by this afternoon. Monroe County schools will be closed and virtual 
classes are cancelled today. Monroe County offices and city offices for
Key West, Islamorada and Layton are closed today. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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Portions of Card Sound Road have many trees blocking the right-of-way.
Listen for the all- clear signal from local authorities before using
this route.

NEXT UPDATE
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As it pertains to this event...this will be the last local statement 
issued by the National Weather Service in Key West FL regarding the 
effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.

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CLR