Tropical Storm Nana Caribbean Tropical Storm Omar Offshore
Two new tropical storms are on the map tonight adding to the records for the earliest N and O storm (beat the O storm by a week). Tropical Storm Nana has formed out of low pressure that developed in the Caribbean yesterday. Nana is not a threat to the Gulf of Mexico and the bordering states. Nana is moving on a steady course to the west and with a strong upper ridge to the north holding firm, Nana is destined for a landfall in Belize.
TROPICAL STORM NANA
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
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, Belize.
Nana is experiencing a bit of northeasterly shear at the moment but that is forecast to disappear and conditions are favorable for strengthening. Landfall will likley occur early Thursday morning along the coast of Belize and it could become a hurricane before landfall.
TROPICAL STORM OMAR
ABOUT 225 MI…365 KM E OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH…65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…ENE OR 65 DEGREES AT 15 MPH…24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1007 MB…29.74 INCHES
The tropical depression off the North Carolina coast has developed enough convection around the center and based on satellite analysis we now have Tropical Storm Omar. It is a minimal tropical storm with winds of 40 mph. It may be able to get a little stronger but Omar is caught in an east northeast flow and that should take it out to sea with no issues to any land areas.
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