Public Advisory for TROPICAL STORM ANA

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TROPICAL STORM ANA ADVISORY NUMBER 9

Issued: 1100 AM HST WED OCT 15 2014

Tropical storm Ana close to becoming a hurricane far southeast of the Big Island

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM HST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION

Location: 14.3N 147.4W
About 630 miles (1015 km) SE of Hilo Hawaii
About 840 miles (1355 km) ESE of Honolulu Hawaii
Maximum sustained winds: 70 mph (110 km/h)
Present movement: W or 270 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 1100 am HST, 2100 UTC, the center of tropical storm Ana was located near latitude 14.3 north, longitude 147.4 west. Ana is moving toward the west near 9 mph, 15 km/h, and this general motion is expected to continue today. Ana is expected to gradually turn toward the northwest tonight or early Thursday and maintain this motion through Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph, 110 km/h, with higher gusts. Ana is forecast to gradually intensify and 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...500 PM HST.

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FORECASTER KODAMA