Public Advisory for HURRICANE ANA

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HURRICANE ANA ADVISORY NUMBER 21

Issued: 1100 AM HST SAT OCT 18 2014

Ana passing south of Oahu and Kauai county

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

Location: 19.3N 158.9W
About 190 miles (305 km) S of Lihue Hawaii
About 155 miles (245 km) SSW of Honolulu Hawaii
Maximum sustained winds: 80 mph (130 km/h)
Present movement: NW or 315 degrees at 12 mph (19 km/h)
Minimum central pressure: 988 MB or 29.18 inches



Hurricane Category: 1

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,
* OAHU
* KAUAI COUNTY INCLUDING THE ISLANDS OF KAUAI AND NIIHAU

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

INTERESTS IN THE PAPAHANAUMOKUAKEA MARINE NATIONAL MONUMENT
AREA SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF ANA.

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 hurricane Ana was located near latitude 19.3 north, longitude 158.9 west. Ana is moving toward the northwest near 12 mph, 19 km/h. A decrease in forward speed is expected this afternoon and tonight and with a gradual turn to the west-northwest. A further turn toward the west is expected on Sunday. On the forecast track, the center of Ana will pass about 140 miles southwest of Oahu this afternoon, about 125 miles southwest of Kauai tonight, and 105 miles south of Niihau tonight and Sunday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph, 130 km/h, with higher gusts. Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, with Ana expected to weaken below hurricane strength on Sunday.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 25 miles, 35 km, from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 105 miles, 165 km.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 988 mb, 29.18 inches.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

WIND

Tropical storm conditions are possible over Oahu and Kauai county tonight and Sunday.

SURF

Large swells produced by Ana are expected to impact most of the main Hawaiian islands through Sunday. Surf produced by these swells could potentially be damaging along exposed southern and southeastern shorelines through Sunday.

RAINFALL

Bands of heavy rainfall associated with Ana will periodically move over the main Hawaiian islands this weekend.

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

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FORECASTER WROE