Iota Has Officially Made Landfall Along the Northeast Coast of Nicaragua

| November 16, 2020 @ 9:50 pm

LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE, CATASTROPHIC WINDS, FLASH FLOODING,
AND LANDSLIDES EXPECTED ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AMERICA.

Category 4 Hurricane Iota, with sustained winds near 155 mph (250
km/h), made landfall along the northeastern coast of Nicaragua near
the town of Haulover, or about 30 miles (45 km) south of Puerto
Cabezas, at 1040 PM EST…0340 UTC…this Monday evening.

Hurricane Iota’s landfall location is approximately 15 miles (25
km) south of where Category 4 Hurricane Eta made landfall earlier
this month on November 3rd.

SUMMARY OF 1040 PM EST…0340 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…13.6N 83.5W
ABOUT 30 MI…45 KM S OF PUERTO CABEZAS NICARAGUA
ABOUT 100 MI…155 KM SSW OF CABO GRACIAS A DIOS ON NIC/HON BORDER
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…155 MPH…250 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 275 DEGREES AT 9 MPH…15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…920 MB…27.17 INCHES

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