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Tropical Storm Eta Churns into the Gulf

Monday cone
Courtesy NHC

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for all of South Florida and the Treasure Coast as Tropical Storm Eta moves west into the Gulf of Mexico.

As of 7 a.m. Monday, Eta was moving northwest at 13 mph with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph.

The National Hurricane Center said Eta is bringing heavy rainfall, strong winds, life-threatening flash flooding and dangerous storm surge to parts of South Florida and the Florida Keys.

Eta is forecast to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane sometime Monday or Tuesday.

The worst of the tropical storm force winds will be out of our area by 10 a.m. but the rain will continue for South Florida as it takes another swipe at Florida from the Gulf. Eta has caused widespread flooding and thousands of power outages in Palm Beach and Martin counties. Twenty one counties are still under a state of emergency. Eta is currently out in the Gulf but is expected to turn and make landfall again in Northern Florida.

Tropical Storm Eta Intermediate Advisory Number
700 AM EST Mon Nov 09 2020

ETA MOVING WESTWARD OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO…
GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAINS STILL OCCURRING OVER PORTIONS OF
SOUTH FLORIDA AND THE FLORIDA KEYS…

SUMMARY OF 700 AM EST…1200 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…25.0N 82.9W
ABOUT 55 MI…90 KM WNW OF DRY TORTUGAS FLORIDA
ABOUT 80 MI…125 KM WNW OF KEY WEST FLORIDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…65 MPH…100 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 270 DEGREES AT 13 MPH…20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…992 MB…29.30 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The government of the Bahamas has discontinued the Tropical Storm
Warning for all of the Bahamas.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Florida coast from Brevard/Volusia County line to Anna Maria
Island
* Florida Keys from Ocean Reef to the Dry Tortugas, including
Florida Bay
* Lake Okeechobee