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Since 2012 on the now retired Weather Underground blogs, I have been posting annotated "birdseye view" charts of the Atlantic basin, with a detailed explanation and forecasting that references the chart. From there you may know me as "NCHurricane2009." While I now do these "birdseye view" posts here, I will continue to do comments at Yale Climate Connections via Disqus where the former Weather Underground community has moved to. Feel free to reply to me there, at my Disqus feed at this link, or via e-mail at 

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*******Note that forecasts and outlooks in this post are NOT the official forecast from the National Hurricane Center (NHC). They are my own detailed views on the Atlantic tropics based on current observations and latest computer model runs. As such do not make decisions based on my posts...consult news and warnings from your local weather office...and any evacuation orders issued by local governments to make the most informed and best decisions. Visit the NHC website (hurricanes dot gov) for the latest watches/warnings and official forecasts on active tropical cyclones.**********

...WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 11 2020 7:17 AM EDT...

Satellite image of Tropical Storm Eta as of 1146Z:

After strengthening to 70 mph maximum sustained winds overnight...Tropical Storm Eta is now accelerating north-northeast towards the western Florida peninsula in the southerly flow ahead of a surface cold front and upper trough approaching from the central United States...tropical storm and hurricane advisories have been raised for portions of the west coast of the peninsula over the last several hours. Interests here must now finish quickly preparing for Eta’s arrival this morning as weather conditions will deteriorate later today. When in public during any preparation activity...wearing a mask and frequent hand sanitizing will protect you from the COVID-19 virus. If you live in an area prone to coastal storm surge impacts...think of a family/friend residence or a hotel you can relocate to in case you may have to do so in the coming a public storm shelter may not be as ideal in controlling your exposure to COVID-19. Although the latest satellite imagery shows Eta’s thunderstorms could still gain category 1 hurricane strength should another thunderstorm burst flare over the center of circulation.

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