Iota — the 13th hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season — is expected to continue heading west and make landfall somewhere in Central America, potentially near the Honduras-Nicaragua border by late Monday or early Tuesday, CNN meteorologist Tyler Mauldin said.
Will Hurricane iota hit United States?
Iota is expected to hit Central America as a major hurricane early next week, bringing up to 30 inches of rain. … Iota is the 30th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which is a record for most named storms in a single Atlantic hurricane season.
Is Hurricane iota going to hit Florida?
Florida is not expected to feel the impact from Iota. Forecasters advise all residents to stay informed and be prepared during this very active hurricane season.
What countries will be affected by Hurricane iota?
|Category 4 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Hurricane Iota at peak intensity approaching Nicaragua on November 16|
|Areas affected||ABC Islands Colombia (especially San Andres and Providencia) Jamaica Central America (particularly Honduras and Nicaragua)|
|Part of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season|
Where is Hurricane iota heading?
Iota first impacted the islands of San Andres and Providencia, which have been part of Colombia for centuries, but are geographically closer to Central America than to the Colombian mainland. The storm is expected to move inland across northern Nicaragua and southern Honduras Tuesday.
What category is Iota hurricane?
Iota poses no threat to Florida. Iota is expected to produce 8 to 16 inches of rain, with isolated 20 inch totals, across portions of Honduras and northern Nicaragua, the NHC said.
Is Iota a threat to Jamaica?
Tropical storm Iota is not a direct threat to Jamaica. However, the Met Service said it will continue to monitor the progress of this system.
How strong is iota?
Iota weakens, but risk of landslides and flooding remains high. … But even weakened, Iota will most likely inundate northern Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala with 10 to 20 inches of rain — a scenario that could be deadly in areas where the soil is already saturated with water from the last hurricane.
How many people died during Hurricane iota?
Barreling Toward Central America, Iota Becomes a Category 4 Hurricane. The storm, the second hurricane to strike Central America in less than two weeks, was expected to produce catastrophic winds and up to 30 inches of rain all week.
What storm is after Iota?
After Iota, the names Kappa and Lambda would be used next. Hurricane season ends on November 30. However, in the record-setting year of 2005, named storms continued into December.