Public Advisory for TROPICAL STORM ANA

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TROPICAL STORM ANA ADVISORY NUMBER 10A

Issued: 800 PM HST WED OCT 15 2014

Ana continues moving westward

SUMMARY OF 800 PM HST...0600 UTC...INFORMATION

Location: 14.0N 148.9W
About 570 miles (915 km) SE of Hilo Hawaii
About 780 miles (1255 km) SE of Honolulu Hawaii
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph (100 km/h)
Present movement: W or 270 degrees at 9 mph (15 km/h)
Minimum central pressure: 998 MB or 29.47 inches

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

CHANGES IN WATCHES AND WARNINGS WITH THIS ADVISORY,

NONE

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT,

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR,
* HAWAII COUNTY

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

INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SHOULD MONITOR THE
PROGRESS OF ANA. WATCHES MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADDITIONAL ISLANDS
LATER TONIGHT OR EARLY THURSDAY.

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 800 pm HST, 0600 UTC, the center of tropical storm Ana was located near latitude 14.0 north, longitude 148.9 west. Ana is moving toward the west near 9 mph, 15 km/h. The cyclone is expected to gradually turn toward the northwest tonight or early Thursday and maintain this motion through Friday. On the forecast track, the center of Ana will pass about 50 miles south and west of the Big Island Friday night and Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph, 100 km/h, with higher gusts. Ana is forecast to gradually intensify and become a hurricane on Thursday.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 65 miles, 100 km from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 998 mb, 29.47 inches.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

WIND

Tropical storm conditions are possible on the Big Island of Hawaii starting late Friday.

SURF

Large swells produced by Ana are possible over the eastern end of the main Hawaiian islands starting late Thursday. These large swells will continue to spread across the island chain through the weekend. Surf produced by these swells may be potentially damaging along some shorelines starting on Friday.

RAINFALL

Heavy rainfall associated with Ana may reach the Big Island of Hawaii late Friday. These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides.

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

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FORECASTER BIRCHARD