It was an above average season and the most active since 2012, producing a total of 15 named storms, 7 hurricanes, and 4 major hurricanes.The first storm, Hurricane Alex, developed on January 12, while the final system, Hurricane Otto, made a crossover to the Eastern Pacific on November 25. AP 24 Nov 2016. Delta Air Lines is offering travel options for customers who wish to make a voluntary itinerary change due to the forecasted path of Hurricane Otto. In Panama, three people died from a mudslide and a falling tree provoked by the first outer dump of Otto's heavy rains, the head … As the system strengthens, it becomes a tropical storm with winds from 39 to 73 mph (35-63 knots; 63-118 km/hr). Hurricane "Otto" has made landfall as a Category 2 storm just before 18:00 UTC on November 24, 2016 near the town of San Juan de Nicaragua in southern Nicaragua, on the border with Costa Rica. Almost 6,000 affected by Hurricane Otto in Costa Rica Situation Report from International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies, published 23 Nov 2016 Attention is now turning towards the risk of … When the winds are sustained … Hurricane Otto weakened rapidly as it moved across southern Nicaragua on Thursday after making landfall on that country's Caribbean coast as a dangerous Category 2 storm. Additional weakening is anticipated after Otto moves over the Pacific Ocean. Publié: 28 novembre 2016 22:58 CET ‹ › After the passage of Hurricane Otto that hit the border zone between Costa Rica and Nicaragua, causing great affection in both countries and in Panama, National Societies of the Red Cross are working on response and recovery. Hurricane… hurricane otto (16l), located approximately 320 nm east of puntarenas, has tracked westward at 02 knots over the past six hours. Hurricane Otto moved on a west south-west trajectory at an average speed of 15 km/h across Costa Rica before exiting the country on 25 November. Previous storm warnings remain unchanged. This makes Otto the southernmost land falling hurricane in Central America on record. Otto had winds of about 95 kts (109 mph). Earl dumped very heavy rain- fall on the region, … Otto's duration was between July 21 and July 29. True the hurricane season runs officially until this coming Nov. 30, but Otto is now the strongest cyclone to form this late in the season since Olga formed back in 2007. Before it made landfall, 8 people have lost their lives in Panama as a result of strong winds and heavy rain. Otto had maximum winds of 185 mph and pressure at 909 mbar; Otto was the strongest system of the year. BIJAGUA, Alajuela – As most people know by now, Hurricane Otto caused a path of devastation across northern Costa Rica late last week. Otto caused very strong gusts of wind and … public advisory not available for this storm. PHOTOS: Hurricane Otto begins path of destruction through Central America. Advice For Travellers. Hurricane Otto nears the coasts of Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Otto was a category 5 hurricane that mainly affected Southwest tremendously. Hurricane tracking maps, current sea temperatures, and more. Answer 1 of 33: Can anyone tell me what the impact of Tropical Storm Otto may have on guests at the RIU Guanacaste? Otto turned north and made landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula. HURRICANE OTTO, A LATE-SEASON STORM, HEADING FOR COASTA RICA AND NICARAGUA November 21-25, 2016 Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, Vienna, Virginia, USA EVEN AS IT WAS DYING, EARL WAS DEADLY The heavy rainfall from a diminished and dying Earl caused mudslides that led to 40 deaths in eastern Mexico’s Puebla State. AFP November 23, 2016 November 24, 2016. And it made history in the process. Otto Lohmann, 87, inspects the remnants of storm surge which entered his utility room and garage overnight at his home in the aftermath of Tropical … The hurricane crossed into Nicaragua just north of the town of San Juan de Nicaragua that is located at 10.9 degrees North latitude. Travellers in the path of this storm should be cautious and consult local meteorological and emergency reports. next warnings at 230300z, 230900z, 231500z and 232100z.// nnnn. **This story contains the path and predicted track of Tropical Storm Eta, according to the National Hurricane Center. BULLETIN # 1 ISSUED: November 22, 2016 – 3:00 PM ET. A rare late November Hurricane has formed in the southwest Caribbean just eight days before the end of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 2016. November 2016, which qualified Otto as the southernmost hurricane on record to hit Central America. Hurricane Otto hit the southern coast of Nicaragua on November 24, 2016 at about 1800 UTC (1 PM EST). Applies for tickets issued on or before November 22, 2016. Tropical storms are named in the Atlantic, East, Central and Northwest Pacific, in the South Indian Ocean, and in the Arabian Sea. We will arrive Nov 25th for five nights. It headed toward the Pacific ocean early on Friday after dumping rain on Costa Rica and Nicaragua and sparking emergency measures across a region that was also hit by a 7-magnitude earthquake. Tropical storm OTTO has reached hurricane strength in the Gulf of Mexico en route to Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama. Keep up with the latest hurricane watches and warnings with AccuWeather's Hurricane Center. A number of people are dead or missing in Costa Rica. Otto kept a straight path. A hurricane begins as a tropical depression with a sustained wind speed of less than 39 mph (35 knots; 63 km/hr). Weather Underground provides tracking maps, 5-day forecasts, computer models, satellite imagery and detailed storm statistics for tracking and forecasting Hurricane Otto Tracker. A small town unites to help Hurricane Otto victims – the Costa Rican way Harriet Smith - November 28, 2016. Hurricane Otto moved on a west south-west trajectory at an average speed of 15 km/h across Costa Rica before exiting the country on 25 November. Hurricane Otto weakened to a tropical storm early on Friday after making landfall as the southernmost hurricane on record to hit central America. Hurricane Otto - Bulletin 1 TRAVEL EXCEPTION POLICY ADVISORY Hurricane Otto . Three people in Panama have died and four are missing as Hurricane Otto approaches Central America, Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela told reporters Tuesday. Share on Facebook; Tweet on Twitter + Workers cut a tree that killed a boy when it fell during a storm in Panama City on November 22, 2016. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km). Central America recovers after Hurricane Otto. It was the southernmost hurricane on record to hit Central America. maximum significant wave height at 221800z is 20 feet. Hurricane Otto made landfall as a Category 2 storm with 110 mph winds on Thursday afternoon in southern Nicaragua, the National Hurricane Center said. Otto was the 15th named storm, 9th hurricane, and 6th major hurricane of the 2011 Biolixi Ocean hurricane season. MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Hurricane Otto churned toward the sparsely-populated Caribbean coast border of Nicaragua and Costa Rica early Thursday as an unusually strong late-season storm. The estimated minimum central pressure is 979 mb (28.91 inches). MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Hurricane Otto weakened rapidly as it moved across southern Nicaragua on Thursday after making landfall on that country's Caribbean coast as a dangerous Category 2 storm. Hurricane Otto strengthened to a category two storm as it made landfall on the sparsely populated Caribbean border between Nicaragua and Costa Rica … Hurricane Otto was the final named storm and the final hurricane of the near average 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The rains that fell along its path across Costa Rica MIAMI - Otto has reached hurricane strength over the Atlantic on a path that's expected to take it farther out to sea.Hurricane Otto has maximum sustained winds Friday near 75 mph (120 kph). Heavy rains from the storm were blamed for three deaths in Panama. Otto strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane and Otto made landfall on Cuba. Otto formed from a tropical wave off of Africa.