Iota became the 13th hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.
Hurricane Iota has winds of 80 mph and is a Category 1 hurricane this morning.
The Iota is moving west at a speed of 6 mph and is approximately 415 miles east-southeast of the Nicaragua and Honduras border.
Iota became the 13th hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season in the early hours of Sunday – the only other season that had more than 12 hurricanes was 2005 with 15.
Iota is expected to continue moving west and northwest for the next few days, as long as it makes landfall in Central America for a brief period of late Monday or Tuesday morning.
Landslides in Iota Central America are forecast, likely to occur in Nicaragua, as a major storm and Iota will be the second major storm to form this November. There have been no other Novemers on record with two major hurricanes.
Unfortunately, Iota can bring 30 inches or more of rain locally to parts of Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and southern Belize.
This is very concerning as part of the region, with Eta receiving 40 inches of rain locally earlier this month.
It is forecast for a severe rain and can lead to life-threatening flash flooding, mudslides and landslides.
Additionally, a life-threatening storm can grow up to 13 feet along the coastline of Nicaragua and Honduras.
Meanwhile, in the US, a powerful storm system and associated strong cold front will move from the Midwest to the Northeast today.
This storm is likely to bring very strong winds initially with a cold front and then later as the cold air moves.
The cold front has already brought some severe weather reports to Missouri and Arkansas on Saturday, including a 69 mph wind that was also reported in extreme eastern Oklahoma.
Typhoon winds toppled trees, causing some local damage to homes and structures in southern Missouri and parts of northwestern Arkansas.
There are several wind alerts for a large portion of the nation’s eastern side, where speeds above 45 mph are possible, including several major cities – from Kansas City to Chicago to Detroit and Buffalo – that cut down trees and mountains. Can bring. Electric wire.
As the cold front moves east, it can bring strong winds and heavy rains to parts of the northeast, especially after noon.
Behind this system, the door will be opened for cold air to pass through parts of the Midwest and Northeast, giving a November-like feel.