Public Advisory for TROPICAL STORM ANA

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TROPICAL STORM ANA ADVISORY NUMBER 13

Issued: 1100 AM HST THU OCT 16 2014

Ana continues moving closer to Hawaii

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

Location: 14.3N 150.9W
About 465 miles (750 km) SE of Hilo Hawaii
About 665 miles (1075 km) SE of Honolulu Hawaii
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph (95 km/h)
Present movement: W or 270 degrees at 8 mph (13 km/h)
Minimum central pressure: 1000 MB or 29.53 inches

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

CHANGES IN WATCHES AND WARNINGS WITH THIS ADVISORY,

NONE

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT,

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR,
* HAWAII COUNTY

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA, IN THIS CASE WITHIN 36 TO 48 HOURS.

INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, AND IN THE
PAPAHANAUMOKUAKEA MARINE NATIONAL MONUMENT AREA FROM NECKER TO
FRENCH FRIGATE SHOALS, SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF ANA. WATCHES
MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADDITIONAL AREAS IN THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
LATER TODAY OR TONIGHT.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA, PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN
HONOLULU HAWAII.

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 150.9 west. Ana is moving toward the west near 8 mph, 13 km/h. Ana is expected to turn toward the west-northwest today, then turn toward the northwest on Friday with a slight increase in forward speed. On the forecast track, the center of Ana will pass near the Big Island Friday night and Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph, 95 km/h, with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next 36 hours, and Ana is forecast to become a hurricane on Friday. Some weakening is expected by 48 hours.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 60 miles, 95 km from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1000 mb, 29.53 inches.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

WIND

Tropical storm conditions are possible on the Big Island of Hawaii starting late Friday.

SURF

Large swells produced by Ana are expected to build over the eastern end of the main Hawaiian island chain tonight and Friday morning. These large swells will continue to spread up the island chain through the weekend. Surf produced by these swells could potentially be damaging along exposed shorelines beginning late Friday and Saturday, and persisting through the weekend in some areas.

RAINFALL

Heavy rainfall associated with Ana may reach the Big Island of Hawaii Friday afternoon. These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides.

NEXT ADVISORY
NEXT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY...200 PM HST.
Next complete advisory...500 PM HST.

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FORECASTER WROE