UPDATE: Tropical Storm “Nate” is ENE of Guanaja

 

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Tropical storm Nate is presently 60 miles ENE of Guanaja (click to enlarge)

Update 6:00 AM Friday, October 6th

  • Tropical storm Nate is presently located 60 miles ENE of Guanaja with winds of 45 MPH and gusts of 60 MPH. Its center is located 175 NM from Utila heading NNW at 14 MPH and gaining speed.
  • If Nate remains on its current path Utila will be spared of the previously forecasted high wind gust, however, we will continue to see heavy rain over the next 24 hours.
  • Additional hurricane watches will likely be issued for states in the Gulf of Mexico this morning. Most forecast models show Nate making landfall in the general New Orleans area as a category 1 hurricane.
  • Video Forecasts have been added (see below).
  • Marine Forecast for the Gulf of Honduras has been updated (see below).

Monitor the Weather Closely

The US National Hurricane Center offers tips for preparing for a storm or hurricane.

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Utila 72-hour forecast (click to enlarge)

In Utila, expect an additional 2.3 inches of rain accumulation over the next 24 hours. Although Utila will be spared of the heavy winds forecasted yesterday it will continue to rain heavily. Sustained wind gusts up to 20 knots are expected throughout the day. The weather should begin to normalize by late Friday night. Saturday morning we will see sunshine and warming temperatures. On late Monday night, we will see a return of strong easterly winds.

On the forecast track, the center of Nate will move across the northwestern Caribbean Sea today, and reach the eastern coast of the Yucatan peninsula early this evening. Nate will then move into the southern Gulf of Mexico tonight and approach the northern Gulf coast Saturday evening (US National Hurricane Center)

Video Forecast

Summary of Watches & Warnings in Effect

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Punta Castilla Honduras to the Honduras/Nicaragua border
* Punta Herrero to Rio Lagartos Mexico

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for…
* Morgan City Louisiana to the Alabama/Florida border
* Northern and western shores of Lake Pontchartrain

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…
* Morgan City Louisiana to the Mississippi/Alabama border
* Metropolitan New Orleans
* Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas
* Punta Herrero to Rio Lagartos Mexico

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* Mississippi/Alabama border to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line
* West of Morgan City to Intracoastal City Louisiana

(Source: US NWS Hurricane Center)

Marine Forecast for the Gulf of Honduras*

AMZ017-062115-
Gulf of Honduras-
513 AM EDT Fri Oct 6 2017

…TROPICAL STORM WARNING…

.TODAY…TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS. S of 17N W of 87W, NW winds
15 to 20 kt. Elsewhere, N winds 40 to 45 kt, shifting to W to NW
in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 ft S of 17N W of 87W, and 8 ft
elsewhere. Numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT…W winds 15 to 20 kt S of 17N W of 87W, and SW 15 to
20 kt elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Scattered showers.
.SAT…S to SW winds 5 to 10 kt S of 17N W of 87W, and SE to S
15 to 20 kt elsewhere. Seas 4 ft. Scattered showers.
.SAT NIGHT…SW to W winds 5 to 10 kt S of 17N W of 87W, and SE
to S 15 to 20 kt elsewhere. Seas 4 ft.
.SUN…S of 17N W of 87W, S to SW winds 5 kt, shifting to E in
the afternoon. Elsewhere, SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT…E winds 10 to 15 kt S of 17N W of 87W, and E to SE
15 to 20 kt elsewhere. Seas 4 ft.
.MON…E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt S of 17N W of 87W, and E to SE
10 to 15 kt elsewhere. Seas 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT…E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.TUE…NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt S of 17N W of 87W, and E 10 to
15 kt elsewhere. Seas 3 ft.

*Courtesy of the US NWS. For updated marine forecast visit the NWS website

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