Zeta Has Now Strengthened into a Category One Hurricane

| October 26, 2020 @ 2:23 pm

AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTERS FIND ZETA HAS STRENGTHENED
TO A HURRICANE

Data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate
that Zeta has become a hurricane, with maximum sustained winds near
80 mph (130 km/h) with higher gusts.

SUMMARY OF 210 PM CDT…1910 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…19.4N 85.8W
ABOUT 105 MI…170 KM SE OF COZUMEL MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…80 MPH…130 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 10 MPH…17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…981 MB…28.97 INCHES

Zeta is now the eleventh hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. 2020 joins 1950 and 2005 as the only seasons that have had 11+ hurricanes by October 26th on record. Records on hurricane seasons have been kept since 1851.

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Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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