Public Advisory for TROPICAL STORM ANA

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TROPICAL STORM ANA ADVISORY NUMBER 37

Issued: 1100 AM HST WED OCT 22 2014

Ana moving slowly toward the north-northwest near french frigate shoals

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

Location: 23.8N 167.4W
About 70 miles (110 km) W of FRENCH FRIGATE SHOALS
About 220 miles (355 km) ESE of MARO REEF
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph (65 km/h)
Present movement: NNW or 345 degrees at 9 mph (15 km/h)
Minimum central pressure: 1005 MB or 29.68 inches

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY

None.

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.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK

At 1100 am HST, 2100 UTC, the center of tropical storm Ana was located near latitude 23.8 north, longitude 167.4 west. Ana is moving toward the north-northwest near 9 mph, 15 km/h. This general motion is expected to continue through Friday morning. Along the forecast track, the center of Ana will pass just west of French Frigate Shoals and tern island today, near gardner pinnacles tonight, then to the east of maro reef on Thursday.

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

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 150 miles, 240 km from the center.

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

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

WIND

Tropical storm conditions are expected over French Frigate Shoals, gardner pinnacles, and nearby waters through tonight.

SURF

Large swells produced by Ana will continue across the northwest Hawaiian islands through tonight. Surf produced by these swells will be dangerous along the south facing reefs.

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...200 PM HST.
Next complete advisory...500 PM HST.

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FORECASTER WROE