Eta Strengthens Back to Tropical Storm Status


Eta has strengthened back to tropical storm status with winds of 40 mph and a minimum pressure of 998 mb near the center as of 10 am EST October 7th, 2020. Eta is currently located at 19.6N 81.8W and is moving NE at 17mph.

Eta is a threat to Cuba and Florida. Rainfall potential is expected to reach 6-10 inches of rainfall for parts of Florida and the Bahamas. Storm surge is expected to reach 2-3ft for the Floridan Coastal areas.

Tropical Storm Warnings, meaning tropical storm conditions are expected within 36 hours, are in effect for The Cuban Provinces of Camaguey, Ciego de Avilla, Sancti Spiritus, Villa Clara, Cienfuegos, and Matanzas. Tropical Storm Warnings are also in effect for The Cayman Islands, Northwestern Bahamas, Andros Island, Berry Islands, Bimini, Eleuthera, Grand Bahaman Island, and New Providence. For the Floridan Coast, Golden Beach to Chokoloskee, and the Floridan Keys from Ocean Reef to the Dry Tortugas.

Tropical Storm Watches, meaning tropical storm conditions are likely within 48 hours, The Cuban Provinces of La Habana, Artemisa, Mayabeque, Pinar del Rio,and The Isle of Youth. Tropical Storm Watches are also in effect for the Floridan Coast north of Golden Beach to the Brevard/Volusia county line, Florida west coast of Chokoloskee to Englewood, and Lake Okeechobee.

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Significant, life-threatening, flash and river flooding will be possible for Cuba, along with landslides. It would be also possible for The Cayman Islands, Jamaica, The Bahamas, and Southern Florida.

References:
NHC https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

 

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