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Met Service: Our storm tracker is working

Posted: Thursday, September 3, 2020. 9:03 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: The National Meteorological Service (NMS) has clarified that its portal for tracking storms “was active and functioning during the approach, landfall and passage of Hurricane Nana across Belize,” contrary to reports.

The NMS says its portal contains live data from its countrywide network of weather stations. These assisted on the ground weather personnel here and those at the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, Florida, to track and locate where the storm would make landfall exactly (between Dangriga/Hopkins and Placencia/Seine Bight around midnight, a few hours earlier than initially forecast).

The NHC has offered its kudos to the NMS team for their assistance with tracking the storm.

Nana made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane with top wind speeds of 75 miles per hour and sped across the country at 15 miles per hour, entering Guatemala by early morning. It caused some damage to homes, businesses and crops that will be quantified. 



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