Public Advisory for TROPICAL STORM ANA

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TROPICAL STORM ANA ADVISORY NUMBER 8

Issued: 500 AM HST WED OCT 15 2014

Strong tropical storm Ana continues far southeast of the Big Island

SUMMARY OF 500 AM HST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION

Location: 14.3N 146.5W
About 680 miles (1095 km) SE of Hilo Hawaii
About 890 miles (1435 km) ESE of Honolulu Hawaii
Maximum sustained winds: 70 mph (110 km/h)
Present movement: W or 275 degrees at 9 mph (15 km/h)
Minimum central pressure: 994 MB or 29.36 inches

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.

A HURRICANE WATCH MAY BE REQUIRED FOR PORTIONS OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN
ISLANDS LATER TODAY OR TONIGHT.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK

At 500 am HST, 1500 UTC, the center of tropical storm Ana was located near latitude 14.3 north, longitude 146.5 west. Ana is moving toward the west near 9 mph, 15 km/h, and this general motion is expected to continue today, with a gradual turn toward the west northwest expected tonight or early Thursday, and this motion is expected to continue through late Thursday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph, 110 km/h, with higher gusts. Ana is forecast to gradually intensify through Thursday night, and it may become a hurricane later today or tonight.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 65 miles, 100 km from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 994 mb, 29.36 inches.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

SURF

Large swells produced by Ana are expected to arrive over the eastern end of the main Hawaiian islands starting late Thursday. These large swells will continue to spread across the island chain through the weekend. Surf produced by these swells may be potentially damaging along some shorelines starting on Friday.

NEXT ADVISORY
Next complete advisory...1100 AM HST.

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FORECASTER HOUSTON