The probability of another storm moving in on the Gulf into Florida, soon to be upgraded to a tropical storm, former Hurricane Eta now a depression, has entered the Caribbean Sea meandering laterally after a strike in Honduras and Nicaragua, expected to hit Cuba and Cayman Islands–and a great possibility of hitting South Florida including the Keys. We are keeping an eye out on this storm, keep posted and ready for an evacuation watch.

More technical information as provided by cdema.org – Tropical Weather Systems.

Current tropical activity report directly from the NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center:

↓ At 8:20 pm ↓

Atlantic Tropical Report: ALL activity as of present date is down to Eta in the Caribbean.

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Eta: Check out for your local listings here: Nationwide Station Listing Using Broadcast Frequencies. Be ready to evacuate!! It is not worth the gamble, and the escape route out of the Keys is only one route! Start preparing for landfall right away!! Start board up detail immediately, and have an escape plan. You will not have much time to prepare and the point of no return could happen rather quickly. Flooding is of the main problem as 5 to 15 inches of rain could be possible. All residents along the The Bahamas and South Florida, including the Keys should have a hurricane plan in action or visit https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness. Please adhere to safety measures and stay out of the way of danger! This storm is capable of major damage, and the category number hurricane is too early to identify right now. So, please take care of your families and get to high ground, away from coastal areas. Prepare early, as traffic can be a downfall of your escape plans. Every minute counts, so start a sleeping schedule so your family can share in a drive to escape plan. Do NOT think that you can sit out the storm! This is going to have torrential rains, wind, damage, flying debris, and unfortunately a large amount of deaths. Also, make sure that your pets and livestock are not subject to this storm. Make arrangements accordingly. Current posting from the NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center:

…ETA EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN OVERNIGHT…
…TROPICAL STORM WATCHES ISSUED FOR THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS, SOUTH FLORIDA, AND THE FLORIDA KEYS…

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:the Cayman Islands and the Cuban provinces of Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus,Villa Clara, Cienfuegos, and Matanzas. Tropical storm conditions are expected in the Cayman Islands on Saturday afternoon and evening, and in the warning area in Cuba on Saturday night and Sunday.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for:
– The Cuban provinces of La Habana, Artemisa y Mayabeque, Pinar del Rio, and the Isle of Youth.
– South Florida from Jupiter Inlet southward around the Florida peninsula to Bonita Beach, including Lake Okeechobee, the Florida Keys and Florida Bay
– The Northwest Bahamas, including the Abacos, Andros Island, Berry Islands, Bimini, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama Island, and New Providence.
Tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch area in Cuba on Saturday night and Sunday, and are possible in the Northwest Bahamas, South Florida, and the Florida Keys within the watch area beginning Sunday.

At 9 p.m. CST, the center of Tropical Depression Eta was located about 275 miles (445 km) west-southwest of Grand Cayman. The depression is moving toward the northeast near 12 mph (19 km/h). On the forecast track, the center of Eta will move across the northwestern Caribbean Sea tonight, approach the Cayman Islands Saturday, be near central Cuba Saturday night and Sunday, and approach the Florida Keys or South Florida late Sunday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Eta is forecast to become a tropical storm again overnight, with further strengthening likely through Sunday.

Eta is expected to produce the following rainfall amounts through Wednesday morning:
– Portions of Central America: An additional 2 to 5 inches (50 to 125 mm), isolated maximum storm totals of 40 inches (1000 mm) in eastern Honduras and eastern Nicaragua.
– Southeastern Mexico and Jamaica: An additional 2 to 5 inches (50 to 125 mm), isolated maximum storm totals of 15 inches (380 mm).
– The Cayman Islands into portions of Cuba: 8 to 16 inches (200 to 400 mm), isolated maximum totals of 25 inches (650 mm).
– The Bahamas and South Florida, including the Keys: 5 to 10
inches (125 to 255 mm), isolated maximum totals of 15 inches (380 mm).

The threat of life-threatening flooding will continue across portions of Central America, along with landslides in areas of higher terrain. Significant, life-threatening flash and river flooding will be possible in Cuba, along with landslides in areas of higher terrain. Flash and urban flooding will also be possible for the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, southeast Mexico, the Bahamas and South Florida.

The next complete advisory will be issued by NHC at 3 a.m. CST – www.hurricanes.gov

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Other Tropical Systems: No other present activity, other than Eta. Visit https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness.

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La Niña is officially declared as the cause of such the active record breaking hurricane season this year, with names at letter “G” in the Greek alphabet. The Atlantic season has now surpassed the tie of the year of 2005 at this point in its very active season, considering it started off so quietly and with dust plumes in June and July. Check out the Wikipedia caption: Atlantic hurricane season

Sharing safety measures from my previous 2018 blog post: Tips For Playing it Safe During a Hurricane: Here Comes Florence!

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