Hurricane Eta is making history tonight. It will likely go down in history as the most rapidly intensifying hurricane on record. Just 24 hours ago it was a tropical storm. Tonight, it’s nearly a cat 5 hurricane.
Hurricane Hunters are investigating the storm right now and they may find the winds of a cat 5. We’ll just have to wait and see. You just don’t see storms like this very often, folks. Hurricane history is being made.
The satellite says it all. Its appearance reminds me of super typhoons in the Pacific.
Please keep the folks in the path of this storm in your prayers and close to your hearts tonight. The devastation this storm will wreck on some of those communities will be unfathomable. Rain will be measured in feet. Whole mountain villages are sure to disappear under mudslides.
It continues to look like the storm will re-emerge into the Caribbean as a tropical depression by Saturday. There are indications that it will strengthen and move north toward the Gulf of Mexico. I’ll keep an eye on it.