Hurricane Nana intensified to a minimal category-1 hurricane in the western Caribbean Sea late Wednesday, hours before making landfall on the coast of Belize between the cities of Dangriga and Placencia, 50 miles south of Belize City.
- After landfall, Nana has moved inland across Belize with the primary threat of heavy rainfall in mountainous areas of Belize, Honduras and Mexico triggering flash flooding and potential landslides over the next 36 hours as Nana dissipates.
- Nana is the fifth hurricane in the Atlantic basin in the 2020 season and is the third landfalling hurricane. Nana became a named storm shortly before Omar, which has dissipated in the western Atlantic. These two storms continue to result in the earliest point in the season on record that the 14th and 15th named storms have occurred, running ahead of 2005 when these transpired on September 5 and September 6. Outside of the west coast and panhandle of Florida, the entire continental US has seen tropical watches and warnings issued through the end of August.
- Beyond the dissipation of Nana and Omar, three strong tropical waves are being monitored in the deep tropical Atlantic emerging off the coast of Africa. The next names in the 2020 Atlantic season list are Paulette, Rene and Sally. Any tropical disturbance that ultimately organizes into a named storm is over a week from any land impacts.
This is the last report on Hurricane Nana.
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