Eta Becomes An Extratropical Low

Post-Tropical Cyclone

Tropics Forecast Cone at 2:34 Friday Night, November 13th
Tropics Forecast Cone at 2:34 Friday Night, November 13th

Location 85 miles SE of Wilmington North Carolina
Wind 45 mph
Heading ENE at 21 mph
Pressure 29.65
Coordinates 76.8W, 33.3N

Discussion

At 400 AM EST (0900 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Eta was located near latitude 33.3 North, longitude 76.8 West. The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the east-northeast near 21 mph (33 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue with an increase in forward speed through Saturday. On the forecast track, Eta is expected to gradually pull away from the southeast U.S. Coast today.

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Eta could intensify a little as an non-tropical cyclone during the next day or so before it becomes absorbed by a larger non-tropical cyclone on Saturday or Saturday night.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles (185 km) from the center.