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WTNT61 KNHC 170348
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Hurricane Iota Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL312020
1045 PM EST Mon Nov 16 2020

...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE IOTA MAKES LANDFALL ALONG THE 
COAST OF NORTHEASTERN NICARAGUA... ...LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE, 
CATASTROPHIC WINDS, FLASH FLOODING, AND LANDSLIDES EXPECTED ACROSS 
PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AMERICA...

Category 4 Hurricane Iota, with sustained winds near 155 mph (250 
km/h), made landfall along the northeastern coast of Nicaragua near 
the town of Haulover, or about 30 miles (45 km) south of Puerto 
Cabezas, at 1040 PM EST...0340 UTC...this Monday evening.

Hurricane Iota's landfall location is approximately 15 miles (25 
km) south of where Category 4 Hurricane Eta made landfall earlier 
this month on November 3rd.

SUMMARY OF 1040 PM EST...0340 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...13.6N 83.5W
ABOUT 30 MI...45 KM S OF PUERTO CABEZAS NICARAGUA
ABOUT 100 MI...155 KM SSW OF CABO GRACIAS A DIOS ON NIC/HON BORDER
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...155 MPH...250 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...920 MB...27.17 INCHES

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Forecaster Stewart/Latto