Public Advisory for TROPICAL STORM ANA

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TROPICAL STORM ANA ADVISORY NUMBER 34

Issued: 500 PM HST TUE OCT 21 2014

Ana closing in on the northwest Hawaiian islands

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

Location: 21.9N 166.4W
About 140 miles (220 km) S of FRENCH FRIGATE SHOALS
About 450 miles (720 km) W of Lihue Hawaii
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph (65 km/h)
Present movement: NW or 315 degrees at 9 mph (15 km/h)
Minimum central pressure: 1005 MB or 29.68 inches

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY

A tropical storm warning has been issued for portions of the Papahanaumokuakea marine national monument, from maro reef to lisianski.

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 LISIANSKI.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN 36 HOURS, IN
THIS CASE WITHIN THE NEXT 12 TO 24 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 500 pm HST, 0300 UTC, the center of tropical storm Ana was located near latitude 21.9 north, longitude 166.4 west. Ana is moving toward the northwest near 9 mph, 15 km/h, and this general motion is expected to continue into Wednesday, with a turn toward the north on Thursday, with little change in forward speed.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph, 65 km/h, with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 125 miles, 205 km from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb, 29.68 inches.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

WIND

Tropical storm conditions are expected tonight through Wednesday over French Frigate Shoals, necker island and gardner pinnacles, maro reef, and nearby waters.

SURF

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

RAINFALL

Rainfall amounts of 4 to 8 inches are possible over the northwest Hawaiian islands near the center of Ana.

NEXT ADVISORY
NEXT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY...800 PM HST.
Next complete advisory...1100 PM HST.

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FORECASTER BIRCHARD