Tropics

Tropical storm Eta continues to move north this evening

Last Updated 2 weeks ago by Devontae Jackson.

Image courtesy of NOAA.

Here is a look at tropical storm Eta this evening in the Gulf of Mexico.

The storm winds are currently sustained around 65 mph. The storm is moving NNE at 9 mph and pressure is down to 992 MB.

The storm will continue to move in a general northeast direction according to the latest track from the NHC. By Thursday the storm could make landfall along the west coast of Florida. From there the storm will continue to track northeast through northern Florida.

The NHC says, “CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for the Florida west coast
from Bonita Beach to the Suwannee River.

A Storm Surge Watch has been issued for the Florida west coast from
Bonita Beach to the Steinhatchee River, including Tampa Bay and
Charlotte Harbor.

A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the Florida Gulf coast
from north of the Suwannee River to the Aucilla River.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…

  • Dry Tortugas
  • Bonita Beach to Suwannee River Florida

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for…

  • Bonita Beach to Steinhatchee River Florida, including Tampa Bay
    and Charlotte Harbor

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…

  • The Cuban provinces of La Habana, Artemisa, Mayabeque, Pinar del
    Rio, and the Isle of Youth
  • North of the Suwannee River to Aucilla River Florida

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

A Storm Surge Watch means there is a possibility of life-
threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the
coastline, in the indicated locations during the next 48 hours.
For a depiction of areas at risk, please see the National Weather
Service Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic, available at
hurricanes.gov.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

Interests elsewhere along the Gulf Coast of Florida should monitor
the progress of Eta. Additional warnings may be required along
portions of the Florida Gulf coast early Wednesday.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.”

Read more here: NHC.

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