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Tropical Storm Nana Advisory Number 3
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL162020
500 PM EDT Tue Sep 01 2020
...NANA MOVING WESTWARD OVER THE CENTRAL CARIBBEAN SEA...
...NEW TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND WATCH ISSUED...
SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 425 MI...680 KM E OF LIMON HONDURAS
ABOUT 590 MI...950 KM E OF BELIZE CITY
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 18 MPH...30 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 MB...29.59 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The government of Mexico has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for
the southern portion of the Yucatan Peninsula from Puerto Costa
Maya southward to Chetumal. The government of Guatemala has issued
a Tropical Storm Watch for the Caribbean Sea coast of Guatemala.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Yucatan Mexico from Puerto Costa Maya to Chetumal
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Northern Honduras
* Roatan Island and the Bay Islands of Honduras
* Caribbean Sea coast of Guatemala
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, in this case within 36 to 48 hours.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Nana was
located near latitude 16.8 North, longitude 79.3 West. Nana is
moving toward the west near 18 mph (30 km/h), and this general
motion is expected to continue through Thursday. On the forecast
track, Nana will be moving near but north of the coast of Honduras
on Wednesday and likely be approaching the coast of Belize on
Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts.
Strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Nana could
become a hurricane just prior to landfall on Thursday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km)
from the center, mainly northeast through northwest of the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1002 mb (29.59 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning
area by late Wednesday. Tropical storm conditions are possible
within the watch areas by late Wednesday.
STORM SURGE: A dangerous storm surge will raise water levels by as
much as 3 to 5 feet above normal tide levels along the immediate
coast near and to the north of where the center makes landfall. Near
the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive
RAINFALL: Nana is expected to produce rainfall accumulations of
3 to 6 inches in Belize, and 2 to 4 inches across northern Honduras
and the southeast portion of the Mexican state of Quintan Roo.
SURF: Swells generated by this system are affecting portions of the
southern coast of Jamaica, and will continue into Wednesday morning.
These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip
current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather
Next intermediate advisory at 800 PM EDT.
Next complete advisory at 1100 PM EDT.