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Tropical Storm Nana Advisory Number 4
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL162020
1100 PM EDT Tue Sep 01 2020
...AIR FORCE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT FINDS NANA A LITTLE
SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 320 MI...520 KM ENE OF LIMON HONDURAS
ABOUT 485 MI...775 KM E OF BELIZE CITY
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH...95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 18 MPH...30 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...999 MB...29.50 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* Entire coast of Belize
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Yucatan Mexico from Puerto Costa Maya to Chetumal
* Entire coast of Belize
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Northern coast of Honduras from Punta Patuca westward to the
* Roatan Island and the Bay Islands of Honduras
* Caribbean Sea coast of Guatemala
A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible
within the watch area, in this case within the next 36 to 48
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 1100 PM EDT (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Nana was
located near latitude 17.0 North, longitude 80.9 West. Nana is
moving toward the west near 18 mph (30 km/h), and this general
motion is expected to continue through Wednesday. A westward or
west-southwestward motion is expected Wednesday night and 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 Wednesday night and early Thursday.
Data from an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft indicate
that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 60 mph
(95 km/h) with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is expected,
and Nana is forecast to become a hurricane on Wednesday or Wednesday
night before it reaches the coast of Belize.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km)
from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 999 mb (29.50 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Tropical Storm conditions are expected within the warning
area in Belize by late Wednesday, with hurricane conditions likely
over a portion of the area Wednesday night and early Thursday.
Tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area in
Mexico and Guatemala late Wednesday. Tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area in Honduras on 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
RAINFALL: Nana is expected to produce rainfall accumulations of 3
to 6 inches in Belize and northern Guatemala. 2 to 4 inches of
rain is expected across northern Honduras and the southeast portion
of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo.
SURF: Swells generated by Nana are affecting portions of the
southern coast of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, and will spread
along the coasts of Honduras and Belize on Wednesday and Wednesday
night. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and
rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local
Next intermediate advisory at 200 AM EDT.
Next complete advisory at 500 AM EDT.