Weather Underground provides tracking maps, 5-day forecasts, computer models, satellite imagery and detailed storm statistics for tracking and forecasting Hurricane Eta Tracker. Weakening will begin after the center moves inland later Tuesday. In that case, effects in Florida, Cuba and the Bahamas would not be out of the question during the second week of November, according to AccuWeather. But if it’s stronger, it is more likely to go north or northeast, directed by deeper winds, McNoldy said. This was just two weeks after Hurricane Eta made landfall just 15 miles north. Track the latest tropical activity with CNN's storm tracker. Authorities in Nicaragua and Honduras had moved people Monday from outer islands and low-lying areas to shelters. By 4 a.m. Thursday, Eta was 5 miles east of Cedar Key, moving northeast at 13 mph with 50 mph winds. Eta strengthened into a hurricane Wednesday morning, packing 75 mph winds and dumping rain before weakening back to a tropical storm in … Eta … For more head to https://t.co/2DMpPv6ZyI pic.twitter.com/v9vTMi5ggL, [SIGN UP TO BE A PINPOINT WEATHER INSIDER: Subscribe to our newsletter | ETA: School closures]. Hurricane Kate took a similar track to Eta in 1985 and was the last hurricane to make a Florida landfall in November. Bands of rain and gusty winds from Eta … Beyond Central America, Eta or a spin-off storm from Eta may meander northeast over the Caribbean Sea. Hurricane Felix struck the coastline with a perpendicular track, whereas, Eta’s track to the west-southwest is more of a shore-parallel track, producing offshore winds that suddenly reverse to onshore after the eye passage. But wait there’s more. Heavy rain from Eta's outer bands already were causing rivers to overflow across Central America. The entire Florida Gulf Coast remains on … This map doesn’t look normal,” said University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy. A hurricane watch has been issued for Florida's west coast as Tropical Storm Eta continued to strengthen. The rain kept falling Tuesday in South Florida, where as much as 23 inches were expected to accumulate. Eta made landfall at 4 a.m. EST Thursday near Cedar Key, Florida, with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. Several Central Florida counties are under tropical storm warnings. ET Tuesday, the center of Hurricane Eta was about 15 miles south-southwest of Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, the Hurricane Center said. The storm was expected to bring "life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic winds, flash flooding and landslides across portions of Central America" this week, the National Hurricane Center said. “Now I have fish in my yard and everything, it’s rough,” Davie resident Troy Rodriguez said. Nov 12, 2020 at 7:09 AM. “Once the ground becomes saturated, there’s really no place for the water to go,” Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis said. Eta is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Hurricane season continues until Nov. 30. Eta is the 28th named Atlantic storm this season, tying the 2005 record for named storms. Again. It also is possible that Eta dissipates over Central America. When he's not working on ClickOrlando.com, Daniel likes to head to the beach or find a sporting event nearby. The storm is currently about 170 miles south-southwest of Tampa and has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. McNoldy has logged more than 90 inches of rain at his Miami house this year, a record. Eta with its already odd turns, including moving southwest from Florida back to Cuba, a track that’s an unusual reverse S-curve, now qualifies, Klotzbach said. Hurricane Eta is on track for another landfall, this time near Tampa-St. Petersburg on Florida’s West Coast. Powerful hurricane Eta made landfall in Nicaragua on Tuesday afternoon, bringing devastating wind, life-threatening storm surge, and flash flooding that … It could be only the beginning of Eta’s destruction. “When it comes it can rip off all the (roof) and destroy the house, so you have to look for a safer place,” he said, cradling a baby in his arms. Eta came ashore Tuesday afternoon south of the Nicaraguan city of Bilwi as a powerful Category 4 hurricane after stalling just off the coast for hours. Hurricane records go back to 1851, but before the satellite era, some storms were likely missed. The storm had strengthened rapidly Monday. The black line and dots show the National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecast track of the center at the times indicated. Never before have three named storms been twirling at the same time this late in the year, Klotzbach said. Daniel started with WKMG-TV in 2000 and became the digital content manager in 2009. © 2020 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. As of the 10 am advisory by the Nationa Hurricane Center on Thursday, the track has shifted a bit more west, which places Eta over the Florida Straits early next week. Here is the 4 a.m. advisory and forecast track on #Eta from the National Hurricane Center. No deaths or injuries were reported, he said. Hurricane-force winds extended outward up to 25 miles from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extended up to 125 miles. Hurricane Eta forecast track as of Monday night As of 9 p.m. Monday the National Hurricane Center said Eta had maximum sustained winds of 150 mph. Eta continued to swell rivers and flood coastal zones in Cuba. Eta was holding steady as a hurricane Wednesday morning but, according to the National Hurricane Center’s, Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft … Eta Tracker: Spaghetti Models, Radar Maps and More November 12, 2020 Eta has made a final landfall in Florida, where it will continue to produce … Tracking Eta At 4 p.m. Sunday, Tropical Storm Eta was located north of central Cuba, over the warm waters of the Florida Straits, with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. And if you think when hurricane season formally ends on Nov. 30, this will all stop, that’s not necessarily the case. One important difference between hurricanes Felix and Eta is the track direction. “We can certainly see activity bleed over into December,” Brennan said. Now we’ve got the 28th, 29th and maybe 30th storm going on at the same time.”. A report from the National Hurricane Center included the line that forecasters have “little confidence in the long-range track forecast.”. Eta … More than 11,000 people lost their lives because of catastrophic flooding from Mitch, AccuWeather said. Eta then moved north through the Gulf of Mexico where it strenghtened to a Categoy 1 hurricane. The only thing this weird hurricane season lacked until now was a strange track. Here’s the latest storm track: Tropical storm-force winds. Mitch struck around the same point of the season, meandered over Central America for days and unloaded torrential rainfall. A storm surge of about 21 feet above normal tides was possible for the coast of Nicaragua, forecasters said. Tracking Eta: Look at Hurricane Eta's track from the beginning Storm Eta is moving toward the Caribbean Sea and into the Gulf of Mexico. Tropical Storm Eta was moving west over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, maintaining 65-mph winds, according to the 7 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center. ORLANDO, Fla. – Just when you thought it should be safe to go back to the water, the record-setting tropics are going crazy. “The good news is in the short term, it’s not going to move anywhere fast,” Brennan said. For the moment, the biggest threat and biggest conundrum is Eta, which struck Nicaragua as a Category 4 hurricane, killing more than 100 people from Mexico to Panama. The storm was forecast to spend the week meandering over Central America, dumping rain measured in feet, not inches. The last time there were two named storms churning at the same time this late in the year was in December 1887, Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach said. Eta is the strongest Atlantic hurricane this late in the calendar year since Otto in 2016, Klotzbach said. Eta strengthened into a hurricane Wednesday morning, packing 75 mph winds and dumping rain before weakening back to a tropical storm in less than 24 hours. More:Hurricane Eta gains historic strength, could reach Category 5 status when it hits Central America on Tuesday. “Usually by this time of year, the season is basically over. That’s Iota on your already filled scorecard. Winds at one point hit 150 mph. Computer models predicted Eta making landfall early Thursday north of Tampa and tracking across the state, near Jacksonville. It's still too early to determine whether the United States will feel any impact from Hurricane Eta. Heavy rains also were likely in eastern Guatemala, southern Belize and Jamaica. POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE ETA. Hurricane Eta made landfall Tuesday afternoon along the northeastern coast of Nicaragua as an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 hurricane. The system now has a 90% chance of becoming the 30th named storm. The National Hurricane Center located in Miami, Florida is responsible for issuing Official Forecast for tropical systems. Along Honduras’ northern Caribbean coast, torrential rains from Eta’s outer bands caused some rivers to overwhelm their banks Monday, forcing evacuations. When it made landfall in the Florida Keys, Eta was the fourth Greek alphabet named storm to hit the United States, which is a record that like Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak that may never be broken again, Klotzbach said. Forecasters say Eta could have similar impact on Central America to that of Hurricane Mitch from 1998, according to AccuWeather. Tropical Storm Eta continues to move in mysterious ways in the south central Gulf of Mexico, regaining strength as it moves over warm waters. The black line, when selected, and dots show the National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecast track of the center at the times indicated. As of 4 p.m. Here is the latest advisory on #Eta from the National Hurricane Center. Eta could bring up to 5 inches rain and 2-4 feet of storm surge to Florida in the 48 hours but is forecast to move east into the Atlantic, away from the coast. Forecasters said central and northern Nicaragua into much of Honduras could get 15 to 25 inches of rain, with 35 inches in isolated areas. Eta is the 12th hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and the 28th named Atlantic storm this season, tying the 2005 record for named storms, said Philip Klotzbach, meteorologist at Colorado State University, who specializes in Atlantic basin hurricane forecasts. The storm strengthened rapidly Monday, with winds at one point hitting 150 mph. Corrugated metal roofing … Some 25,000 people were evacuated with no reports of deaths, but rainfall continued, with total accumulations of up to 25 inches (63 centimeters) predicted. If you need help with the Public File, call 407-291-6000. Residents scrambled to shore up their homes, but few structures along Nicaragua’s remote Caribbean coast were built to withstand such force. About 10,000 people were in shelters in that city, and an equal amount were sheltered in smaller towns across the region, he said. Eta barely hit land late Sunday as it blew over Lower Matecumbe Key on its way into the Gulf of Mexico, but the storm dumped water over densely populated neighborhoods from Monroe to Palm Beach counties. Eta is the 28th named Atlantic storm this season, tying the 2005 record for named storms. Tropical Storm Eta got a bit stronger on Tuesday near Cuba but is expected to weaken by the time it nears north Florida this weekend. Hurricane Eta made landfall Tuesday afternoon along the … The overall message is that everyone in the area should pay attention to Eta, Brennan said. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Theta -- which formed overnight and broke a record as the 29th named Atlantic storm of the season -- is chugging east toward Europe on the cusp of hurricane status. After landfall, Eta is forecast to curve back into the Caribbean, and most models showed it passing over or through Cuba. Eta’s … About this Map. Eta made landfall early Thursday morning near Cedar Key. On the hurricane center’s forecast track the center of the storm is forecast to move near or over some of the Florida Keys tonight and into Monday. POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE ETA. “So I came here to save our lives.". In the past 24 hours, Tropical Storm Eta came to a fork in the Gulf of Mexico and took it, decisively tracking quicker and closer to Florida than earlier forecasts. The area had been lashed with strong winds and heavy rain for hours. The National Hurricane Center says Eta has reached Category 1 hurricane strength. They coordinate with local NWS forecast offices, Emergency Managers, state and local officials, and media to issue forecast and warning information for public safety. Tropical Storm Eta continues to lash South Florida and the Florida Keys with strong winds and heavy rains on Monday morning, with forecasters warning of … Eta grew to a strong Category 1 storm overnight, with … Eta came ashore near Cedar Key about 4:20 a.m. with winds of 50 mph and moving at 13 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. For now, the hurricane center expects the system to go north, not showing a distinct turn, at least not quickly. The others were Zeta, Delta and Beta. Copyright 2020 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved. Early Tuesday, Guillermo González, director of the Nicaragua's emergency management agency, said in a news conference that as Eta began to make landfall there were reports of corrugated metal roofs flying off homes, trees, poles and power lines falling, and rivers rising in the coastal area. So far this year, Eta, Zeta, Beta, Sally and Isaias stalled or slowed, but it is too soon to tell if there’s any pattern, Brennan said. Forecasters are warning Florida residents to monitor the progress of Eta … At a shelter in Bilwi, farmer Pedro Down waited late Monday for Eta’s arrival. Tropical Storm Eta made landfall near Cedar Key on Florida’s Gulf Coast early Thursday. A tropical wave moving across the Atlantic somehow survived the mid-November winds that usually decapitate storms. “We’ve seen it before.”. It is the fourth time the storm has made landfall and the second Florida landfall. For more head to https://t.co/2DMpPv6ZyI pic.twitter.com/60TCaEopUg. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 12 hours, and Eta could become a category 5 hurricane … Eta’s ultimate track depends on how strong it gets because weaker and stronger storms are steered by different parts of the atmosphere, scientists said. Past research has shown that hurricanes across the globe are moving slower and stalling more, perhaps due to man-made climate change, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration climate and hurricane scientist Jim Kossin. Tuesday afternoon, maximum sustained winds were near 140 mph with higher gusts. Hurricane Eta gains historic strength, could reach Category 5 status when it hits Central America on Tuesday, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy, The hurricane is expected to bring "life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic winds, flash flooding and landslides.". It weakened back to a tropical storm shortly after and made landfall near Cedar Key, FL … Tropical Storm Eta is predicted to take aim on southern Florida over the weekend and into early next week. If it forms, it is heading generally toward the same region of Central America that was hit by Eta. The storm made landfall near Bilwi, the main coastal city in the region. Generally fewer than one storm forms in the Atlantic hurricane basin in November but not this year, said Mike Brennan, branch chief for hurricane specialists at the hurricane center. Tropical Storm Eta was moving west-southwest over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico and maintaining 50-mph winds, according to the 4 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center. On the forecast track, the center of Eta will move away from the Florida Keys and south Florida on Monday and will remain over the southeastern … “Someone didn’t give the tropics the memo that its mid-November. 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