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Eta landed in the Florida Keys late Sunday



From the National Hurricane Center:

The hurricane alert remained in effect for the Florida Keys this morning.


Tropical storm warnings extend northward into Florida to just west and south of Tampa and just east of Orlando.

The latest available Eta intensity forecast is a Category 1 hurricane on Monday.

Tropical Storm Eta has winds of 65 mph and is moving northwest at 13 mph. The central pressure is 992 millibars.

Here are the key messages regarding Eta:

Flooding is expected from Cuba to the Cayman Islands and Florida.

From the National Hurricane Center:

RAINFALL:  Eta is expected to produce the following rainfall amounts
through Friday morning:

Jamaica: An additional 1 to 3 inches, isolated maximum
storm totals of 15 inches.

Portions of Cuba: an additional 2 to 5 inches,
isolated maximum storm totals of 25 inches.

The Bahamas: an additional 4 to 8 inches, isolated
maximum storm totals of 15 inches.

Portions of the central and southern Florida peninsula, including
the Keys: 6 to 12 inches, isolated maximum totals
of 18 inches.

Eta first made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 140 mph just south of Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua around 4pm Tuesday, November 3 ET. Over the weekend, Eta became the 28th storm to be named during the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season. Eta had never been used as a tropical cyclone before. The last storm to be named in season 2005 – the only other year in which the Greek alphabet is used to name tropical systems – was the Zeta.

With Eta becoming the fifth major hurricane of the 2020 season in the Atlantic, here’s a look back at the year so far:

While somewhat unusual, there were a number of storms making landfall in November.

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