Public Advisory for HURRICANE ANA

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HURRICANE ANA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 19A

Issued: 200 AM HST SAT OCT 18 2014

Ana weakens slightly while passing southwest of the big island, outer rain bands moving ashore on the Big Island

SUMMARY OF 200 AM HST...1200 UTC...INFORMATION

Location: 18.1N 158.0W
About 170 miles (275 km) SW of KAILUA-KONA Hawaii
About 225 miles (360 km) S of Honolulu Hawaii
Maximum sustained winds: 80 mph (130 km/h)
Present movement: NW or 310 degrees at 13 mph (20 km/h)
Minimum central pressure: 987 MB or 29.15 inches



Hurricane Category: 1

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

CHANGES IN WATCHES AND WARNINGS WITH THIS ADVISORY,

THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR THE HAWAII COUNTY HAS BEEN CANCELED.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT,

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR,
* MAUI COUNTY, INCLUDING THE ISLANDS OF MAUI, MOLOKAI, LANAI,
AND KAHOOLAWE
* OAHU
* KAUAI COUNTY INCLUDING THE ISLANDS OF KAUAI AND NIIHAU

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA, IN THIS CASE WITHIN THE NEXT 36
HOURS, DEPENDING ON THE ISLAND. ANA HAS MADE ITS CLOSEST POINT
OF APPROACH TO THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII, AND WILL CONTINUE TO
GRADUALLY MOVE AWAY. ANA WILL MAKE ITS CLOSEST POINT OF APPROACH TO
THE OTHER MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS OVER THE WEEKEND.

INTERESTS IN THE PAPAHANAUMOKUAKEA MARINE NATIONAL MONUMENT
AREA SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF ANA.


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 200 am HST, 1200 UTC, the center of hurricane Ana was located near latitude 18.1 north, longitude 158.0 west. Ana is moving toward the northwest near 13 mph, 20 km/h, and this general motion is expected to continue this morning. A decrease in forward speed is expected later today and Sunday, with a turn toward the west. On the forecast track, the center of Ana will pass about 175 miles southwest of the rest of the main Hawaiian islands this weekend.

Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph, 130 km/h, with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected through today, with weakening expected on Sunday.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 25 miles, 35 km, from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115 miles, 185 km.

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

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

WIND

Tropical storm conditions are possible over the main Hawaiian islands from Maui to Niihau today and Sunday.

SURF

Large swells produced by Ana are expected to impact most of the main Hawaiian islands today and Sunday. Surf produced by these swells could potentially be damaging along exposed south and southeast shorelines.

RAINFALL

Bands of heavy rainfall associated with Ana will move over the main Hawaiian islands this weekend.

NEXT ADVISORY
Next complete advisory...500 AM HST.

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FORECASTER BIRCHARD