...CENTER OF ETA MOVING ACROSS NORTH FLORIDA...

...CENTER OF ETA MOVING ACROSS NORTH FLORIDA...

 ...STILL PRODUCING HEAVY RAINS AND GUSTY WINDS OVER PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN FLORIDA PENINSULA...

Tropical Storm Eta Intermediate Advisory Number 48A

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL292020

700 AM EST Thu Nov 12 2020

 

 

SUMMARY OF 700 AM EST...1200 UTC...INFORMATION

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LOCATION...29.7N 82.4W

ABOUT 10 MI...15 KM W OF GAINESVILLE FLORIDA

ABOUT 60 MI...95 KM SW OF JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 35 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1001 MB...29.56 INCHES

 

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

 

The Storm Surge and Tropical Storm warnings have been discontinued for the west coast of Florida.

 

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

 

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...

* Flagler/Volusia County Florida line northward to St. Andrews Sound Georgia.

 

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

 

For storm information specific to your area, including possible inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office.

 

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK

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At 700 AM EST (1200 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Eta was located near latitude 29.7 North, longitude 82.4 West. Eta is moving toward the northeast near 13 mph (20 km/h). Eta should move across northeastern Florida this morning and emerge into the western Atlantic this afternoon. The cyclone is expected to accelerate over the western Atlantic and move parallel to, but offshore of the Carolinas before heading well east of the Mid-Atlantic coast by late Friday.

 Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Eta could re-intensify as a non-tropical cyclone on Friday before becoming absorbed by a larger non-tropical cyclone on Saturday.

 Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles (185 km) primarily over water to the east of the center. A NOAA Coastal Marine Observing site at St. Augustine Florida recently reported sustained winds of 37 mph (59 km/h) and a gust of 44 mph (70 km/h)

 The estimated minimum central pressure is 1001 mb (29.56 inches) based on surface observations from Cedar Key.

 

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

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 STORM SURGE:  The combination of a storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water could reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide...

 Suwannee River to Middle of Longboat Key, FL including Tampa Bay...1-3 ft

 Water levels remain elevated and will gradually decrease throughout the day as the storm moves inland. Surge-related flooding depends on the relative timing of the surge and the tidal cycle, and canvary greatly over short distances. For information specific to your area, please see products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office.

 RAINFALL:  Eta will produce an additional 1 to 3 inches of rain across portions of the Florida Peninsula through today, with isolated maximum storm total accumulations of 20 to 25 inches in South Florida.

 Localized flash and urban flooding will be possible across the Florida Peninsula today, especially across previously inundated areas. Minor river flooding is expected across portions of west Florida lasting into the weekend.

 WIND:  Tropical storm conditions are expected in the Tropical Storm Warning area along the east coast of Florida through early this afternoon.

 SURF:  Swells generated by Eta are expected to affect the Florida Gulf Coast today and are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.