Posted: Thursday, September 3, 2020. 12:10 am CST.
By BBN Staff: Hurricane Nana has made landfall as a category 1 hurricane on the coast of Belize between Dangriga and Placencia.
As of midnight, the center of Hurricane Nana was located on the coast of Belize near latitude 16.8 North, longitude 88.3 West. Nana is moving toward the west-southwest near 16 mph (26 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue through today.
On the forecast track, Nana will move inland over Belize and Guatemala today.
Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher gusts. Rapid weakening is expected today as Nana moves over land.
Nana is a small hurricane. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 10 miles (20 km) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km). A station on Carrie Bow Cay recently reported a wind speed of 61 mph (98 km/h).
Hurricane conditions and tropical storm conditions will continue in the Hurricane Warning area in Belize through early this morning. Tropical storm conditions are expected in the Tropical Storm Warning area in Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico through early this morning, with hurricane conditions possible in the Hurricane Watch area. Tropical storm conditions are expected in Isla Roatan and the Bay Islands for a few more hours. Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area in Honduras.
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