Ana is weakening to depression and is expected to stay low soon – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Ana has been weakened into a depression and is expected to hit a residual low soon.
At 4:45 p.m. on Sunday, Ana was 540 miles northeast of Bermuda.
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The depression is moving northeast at near 17 mph, and that direction with an increase in forward speed is expected by Monday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts.
Ana is expected to hit a residual low by Sunday evening and resolve on Monday.
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Since there is no danger to the land, there are no clocks or warnings for the storm.
Ana was the first storm in the Atlantic this year, although the hurricane season doesn’t officially start until June 1st.
Weather forecasters expect the 2021 season to be busy, but not as insane as the record 2020 season with 30 storms, 14 hurricanes and 6 major hurricanes.
Colorado State University hurricane experts forecast 14 named storms, including 7 hurricanes. Three of the hurricanes are expected to become major Category 3 to 5 storms with sustained winds of at least 111 miles per hour.
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The NOAA outlook, released May 20, calls for 13 to 20 named storms, 6 to 10 hurricanes, of which 3 to 5 will be major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher).