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Tropical Storm Nana forms, takes aim at Central America

Posted at 11:14 AM, Sep 01, 2020

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) says Tropical Storm Nana has formed south of Jamaica, and is taking aim at Central America.

An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft crew flew into the storm, recording maximum sustained winds of 50 mph with higher gusts.

Nana is the earliest 14th named storm on record, beating Nate, which formed on Sept. 6 in 2005, according to Colorado State University professor Phil Klotzbach.

The hurricane center says Nana is centered about 120 miles southwest of Kingston, Jamaica, and is moving west at 18 mph on a path that could damage Belize, Honduras, Guatemala and southernmost Mexico.

The NHC said Tuesday afternoon that Nana is forecast to be a hurricane near landfall.