Public Advisory for HURRICANE ANA

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HURRICANE ANA ADVISORY NUMBER 48

Issued: 500 AM HST SAT OCT 25 2014

Hurricane Ana churning rapidly northeastward over the open ocean

SUMMARY OF 500 AM HST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION

Location: 34.3N 163.4W
About 960 miles (1540 km) NNW of Honolulu Hawaii
Maximum sustained winds: 75 mph (120 km/h)
Present movement: NE or 45 degrees at 29 mph (46 km/h)
Minimum central pressure: 987 MB or 29.15 inches



Hurricane Category: 1

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK

At 500 am HST, 1500 UTC, the center of hurricane Ana was located near latitude 34.3 north, longitude 163.4 west. Ana is moving toward the northeast near 29 mph, 46 km/h. Ana is forecast to continue moving rapidly northeastward through Sunday. The forward motion of Ana is expected to decrease Sunday night.

Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph, 120 km/h, with higher gusts. Some weakening is forecast later today and this evening. Ana may transition to a strong extratropical low over the north Pacific ocean later tonight or Sunday.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 30 miles, 45 km, from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles, 220 km. As Ana continues moving northeastward, the radii of tropical storm force winds will likely expand this weekend, especially over the southeastern semicircle.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 987 mb, 29.15 inches.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

None.

NEXT ADVISORY
Next complete advisory...1100 AM HST.

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FORECASTER HOUSTON