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Re: Tropical cyclone tracking thread
« Reply #750 on: November 11, 2020, 02:22:21 PM »

Θ (uppercase since I start a sentence) is now fully tropical, and thus 2020 is now per my reckoning (a bit later than NHC's since as you know I don't recognize subtropical storms) the year in which more tropical storms have formed in the Atlantic. It is almost a hurricane as well, and is heading towards... me!

At what angle is theta approaching?

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Re: Tropical cyclone tracking thread
« Reply #751 on: November 16, 2020, 09:58:37 AM »

Iota is now a Category 5. Looks like its track is slightly further south than where Eta hit Nicaragua, but it's still going to be a huge mess affecting substantially the same area.
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Re: Tropical cyclone tracking thread
« Reply #752 on: November 16, 2020, 01:19:15 PM »

Iota is now a Category 5. Looks like its track is slightly further south than where Eta hit Nicaragua, but it's still going to be a huge mess affecting substantially the same area.

First Cat 5 of the season, apparently.
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Re: Tropical cyclone tracking thread
« Reply #753 on: November 16, 2020, 04:08:07 PM »

Iota is now a Category 5. Looks like its track is slightly further south than where Eta hit Nicaragua, but it's still going to be a huge mess affecting substantially the same area.

First Cat 5 of the season, apparently.

First Cat 5 that was designated as such when the storm was ongoing. I fully expect Laura and Eta to be revised to 5s in the post-season analysis.
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Re: Tropical cyclone tracking thread
« Reply #754 on: November 16, 2020, 10:25:41 PM »

Iota is now a Category 5. Looks like its track is slightly further south than where Eta hit Nicaragua, but it's still going to be a huge mess affecting substantially the same area.

First Cat 5 of the season, apparently.

First Cat 5 that was designated as such when the storm was ongoing. I fully expect Laura and Eta to be revised to 5s in the post-season analysis.

Ehhh I don't think Laura will be revised quite to category 5. Operationally it was assessed at 150 mph, and I do expect to see an increase to 155...but I think 160 is just a bit too far given the data that was collected by the Hurricane Hunter planes that night.

Eta on the other hand has a stronger case for a cat 5 post-season upgrade.

 


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