Public Advisory for TROPICAL STORM ANA

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TROPICAL STORM ANA ADVISORY NUMBER 27

Issued: 1100 PM HST SUN OCT 19 2014

Ana moving westward away from the main Hawaiian islands and heading toward the northwest Hawaiian islands

SUMMARY OF 1100 PM HST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION

Location: 20.7N 162.2W
About 200 miles (325 km) WSW of Lihue Hawaii
About 345 miles (550 km) SE of FRENCH FRIGATE SHOALS
Maximum sustained winds: 70 mph (110 km/h)
Present movement: W or 270 degrees at 9 mph (15 km/h)
Minimum central pressure: 995 MB or 29.39 inches

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY

The tropical storm warning for Kauai county, including the islands of Kauai and Niihau, is discontinued.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR:

PORTIONS OF THE PAPAHANAUMOKUAKEA MARINE NATIONAL MONUMENT, FROM
NIHOA TO FRENCH FRIGATE SHOALS.

A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR:

PORTIONS OF THE PAPAHANAUMOKUAKEA MARINE NATIONAL MONUMENT, FROM
NIHOA TO MARO REEF.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA, IN THIS CASE WITHIN THE
NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.

A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE
WITHIN THE WATCH AREA, GENERALLY WITHIN 48 HOURS.

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 pm HST, 0900 UTC, the center of tropical storm Ana was located near latitude 20.7 north, longitude 162.2 west. Ana is moving toward the west near 9 mph, 15 km/h. This motion is expected to continue tonight, followed by a gradual turn to the northwest and decrease in forward speed on Monday and Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph, 110 km/h, with higher gusts. Some weakening is possible through Monday followed by expected reintensification on Tuesday.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 105 miles, 165 km from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 995 mb, 29.39 inches.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

WIND

Tropical storm conditions are expected over necker island, French Frigate Shoals, and tern island Monday night. Hurricane conditions are possible over French Frigate Shoals and tern island Monday night and Tuesday.

SURF

Large swells produced by Ana will build across the northwest Hawaiian islands through Tuesday. Surf produced by these swells will be dangerous along the southern and southeastern facing reefs of the northwest Hawaiian islands.

RAINFALL

Locally heavy rainfall will linger over Kauai and Niihau tonight. Rainfall amounts of 4 to 8 inches, with local amounts of 12 inches, are possible over the northwest Hawaiian islands along and near the track of the center of Ana.

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

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FORECASTER WROE