News Item on Tropical Storm Zeta

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October 27, 2020

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM ZETA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 12PM TUESDAY, 27TH OCTOBER, 2020.

...ZETA EXPECTED TO BRING HURRICANE CONDITIONS TO PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO ON WEDNESDAY...

AT 11 AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ZETA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 21.6° NORTH AND LONGITUDE 89.5° WEST OR ABOUT 25 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF PROGRESO, MEXICO OR ABOUT 520 MILES SOUTH OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.

ZETA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH (22KM/H), AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS FORECAST TO CONTINUE TODAY. ZETA SHOULD TURN TOWARD THE NORTH TONIGHT, AND A FASTER NORTHWARD TO NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD MOTION IS EXPECTED ON WEDNESDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER OF ZETA WILL MOVE OVER THE SOUTHERN GULF OF MEXICO LATER TODAY AND OVER THE CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO TONIGHT. ZETA IS FORECAST TO APPROACH THE NORTHERN GULF COAST ON WEDNESDAY, MAKE LANDFALL WITHIN THE HURRICANE WARNING AREA LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT, AND MOVE INLAND ACROSS THE SOUTHERN UNITED STATES EARLY THURSDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 65 MPH (100 KM/H) WITH HIGHER GUSTS. ZETA IS FORECAST TO RE-STRENGTHEN WHILE IT MOVES OVER THE SOUTHERN GULF OF MEXICO, AND BECOME A HURRICANE AGAIN LATER TODAY. ZETA IS FORECAST TO BE AT OR NEAR HURRICANE STRENGTH WHEN IT REACHES THE NORTHERN GULF COAST LATE WEDNESDAY.

THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT 6PM.

PREPARED BY DUTY FORECASTER: K. WRD-FORBES

News date : 10/27/2020    Category : Hurricane, About Bahamians, Press Releases, Weather

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