Public Advisory for HURRICANE ANA

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HURRICANE ANA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 21A

Issued: 200 PM HST SAT OCT 18 2014

Ana continuing to move northwest and will pass dangerously close to Kauai county tonight

SUMMARY OF 200 PM HST...0000 UTC...INFORMATION

Location: 19.6N 158.9W
About 170 miles (275 km) S of Lihue Hawaii
About 140 miles (225 km) SSW of Honolulu Hawaii
Maximum sustained winds: 80 mph (130 km/h)
Present movement: NW or 320 degrees at 10 mph (17 km/h)
Minimum central pressure: 989 MB or 29.21 inches



Hurricane Category: 1

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,
* 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.

INTERESTS IN THE PAPAHANAUMOKUAKEA MARINE NATIONAL MONUMENT
AREA SHOULD CLOSELY 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 pm HST, 0000 UTC, the center of hurricane Ana was located near latitude 19.6 north, longitude 158.9 west. Ana is moving toward the northwest near 10 mph, 17 km/h. A continued decrease in forward speed will occur this afternoon, with a gradual turn to the west-northwest expected tonight. A further turn toward the west is expected on Sunday. On the forecast track, the center of Ana will pass about 140 miles southwest of Oahu this afternoon, about 125 miles southwest of Kauai tonight, and 105 miles south of Niihau tonight and Sunday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph, 130 km/h, with higher gusts. Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, with Ana expected to weaken below hurricane strength 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 105 miles, 165 km.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 989 mb, 29.21 inches.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

WIND

Tropical storm conditions are possible over Oahu and Kauai county tonight and Sunday.

SURF

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

RAINFALL

Bands of heavy rainfall associated with Ana will move over the main Hawaiian islands today and will remain over the western half of the island chain on Sunday.

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

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FORECASTER WROE