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Tropical Storm NANA

Tropical Storm Nana Discussion Number   3
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL162020
500 PM EDT Tue Sep 01 2020
Although convection has waned somewhat since the previous advisory 
due to mid-level dry air entrainment, Nana still has enough deep
convection over and surrounding the low-level center to keep the 
intensity at 45 kt. Upper-level outflow has continued to improve, 
with the associated anticyclone becoming more symmetrical. Another 
reconnaissance mission is scheduled for this evening.
The initial motion estimate is 275/16 kt. There are no significant 
changes to the previous track forecast or reasoning. A pronounced 
deep-layer to the north of Nana is forecast to remain intact and 
even build westward over the next few days, keeping Nana moving in a 
general westward direction for the next 36 hours or so. Thereafter, 
the aforementioned ridge is expected to build west-southwestward 
across southern Mexico, driving the cyclone west-southwestward as 
well across northern Central America. The new NHC forecast track is 
similar to the previous advisory track, and lies close to a blend of 
the simple consensus models TVCN and GFEX, and the corrected- 
consensus models NOAA-HCCA and FSSE.
The current northeasterly 15 kt of vertical wind shear and dry air 
intrusions should inhibit development for next 24 hours or so. 
However, the GFS and ECMWF models both forecast the shear to 
gradually decrease during the next 48 hours, becoming near 5 kt by 
36 hours. The lower vertical shear, coupled with the already 
impressive outflow pattern, sea-surface temperatures of 29.5-30.5 
deg C, and a moistening mid-level environment should allow for 
gradual strengthening for the next 24 hours, followed by more 
significant intensification thereafter, which will continue right up 
until landfall occurs. The NHC official intensity forecast is a 
blend of the simple consensus intensity model IVCN, and the 
corrected-consensus models NOAA-HCCA and FSSE.
A Tropical Storm Warning and Tropical Storm Watch have been issued  
for the southern portion of the Yucatan Peninsula and the 
Caribbean Sea coast of Guatemala, respectively.
1. Tropical Storm Nana is now forecast to be a hurricane as it
approaches the coast, and interests in Honduras, Guatemala,
Belize, and Yucatan should closely monitor the progress of this
storm.  Strong winds, dangerous storm surge and very heavy rainfall
causing flash flooding are becoming more likely from Nana.
INIT  01/2100Z 16.8N  79.3W   45 KT  50 MPH
 12H  02/0600Z 17.1N  81.5W   50 KT  60 MPH
 24H  02/1800Z 17.3N  84.7W   55 KT  65 MPH
 36H  03/0600Z 17.2N  87.3W   65 KT  75 MPH
 48H  03/1800Z 16.9N  89.4W   45 KT  50 MPH...INLAND
 60H  04/0600Z 16.5N  91.7W   20 KT  25 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
 72H  04/1800Z...DISSIPATED
Forecaster Stewart