Public Advisory for TROPICAL STORM ANA

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TROPICAL STORM ANA ADVISORY NUMBER 14

Issued: 500 PM HST THU OCT 16 2014

Ana making turn toward west-northwest and nearing Hawaii

SUMMARY OF 500 PM HST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION

Location: 14.6N 151.9W
About 410 miles (660 km) SSE of Hilo Hawaii
About 610 miles (980 km) SE of Honolulu Hawaii
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph (95 km/h)
Present movement: WNW or 295 degrees at 12 mph (19 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 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
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 500 pm HST, 0300 UTC, the center of tropical storm Ana was located near latitude 14.6 north, longitude 151.9 west. Ana is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph, 19 km/h. This is expected to continue tonight with a turn to the northwest on Friday and Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph, 95 km/h, with higher gusts. Some strengthening is expected during the next 24 hours, with Ana possibly becoming a hurricane on Friday. Weakening is expected Friday night and Saturday.

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 Friday night.

SURF

Large swells produced by Ana are expected to build over the eastern end of the main Hawaiian island chain through 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 south and southeast 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...800 PM HST.
Next complete advisory...1100 PM HST.

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FORECASTER WROE