Public Advisory for TROPICAL STORM ANA

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TROPICAL STORM ANA ADVISORY NUMBER 38

Issued: 500 PM HST WED OCT 22 2014

Ana moving to the north-northwest over gardner pinnacles and passing east of maro reef tonight

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

Location: 24.8N 167.9W
About 165 miles (270 km) E of MARO REEF
About 120 miles (190 km) WNW of FRENCH FRIGATE SHOALS
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph (65 km/h)
Present movement: NNW or 335 degrees at 12 mph (19 km/h)
Minimum central pressure: 1005 MB or 29.68 inches

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY

The tropical storm warning for the portion of the Papahanaumokuakea marine national monument from Nihoa to French Frigate Shoals has been discontinued.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR:

PORTIONS OF THE PAPAHANAUMOKUAKEA MARINE NATIONAL MONUMENT, FROM
FRENCH FRIGATE SHOALS 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 500 pm HST, 0300 UTC, the center of tropical storm Ana was located near latitude 24.8 north, longitude 167.9 west. Ana is moving toward the north-northwest near 12 mph, 19 km/h. This general motion is expected to continue through Thursday night, followed by an increase in forward speed and a turn toward the northeast late Friday. Along this track, the center of Ana will be near gardner pinnacles this evening and will pass east of maro reef tonight and early 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 gardner pinnacles and nearby waters through tonight and will affect the maro reef area into Thursday morning.

SURF

Large swells produced by Ana will continue across the northwest Hawaiian islands tonight and early Thursday. Surf produced by these swells will be dangerous along 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...800 PM HST.
Next complete advisory...1100 PM HST.

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FORECASTER WROE