Public Advisory for HURRICANE ANA

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HURRICANE ANA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 22A

Issued: 700 PM HST SAT OCT 18 2014

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

SUMMARY OF 700 PM HST...0500 UTC...INFORMATION

Location: 20.0N 159.1W
About 135 miles (220 km) S of Lihue Hawaii
About 120 miles (195 km) SW of Honolulu Hawaii
Maximum sustained winds: 80 mph (130 km/h)
Present movement: NW or 320 degrees at 6 mph (10 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,

NONE

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT,

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR,
* KAUAI COUNTY INCLUDING THE ISLANDS OF KAUAI AND NIIHAU

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR,
* OAHU

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA, IN THIS CASE MAINLY
NEAR THE ISLAND OF NIIHAU DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA, IN THIS CASE WITHIN THE NEXT 24
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 700 pm HST, 0500 UTC, the center of hurricane Ana was located near latitude 20.0 north, longitude 159.1 west. Ana is moving toward the northwest near 6 mph, 10 km/h. A slight decrease in forward motion is expected this evening, along with a turn to the west-northwest that will continue through Sunday. On the forecast track, the center of Ana will pass about 95 miles south of Niihau tonight and early Sunday, 115 miles southwest of Kauai tonight, and 120 miles southwest of Oahu this evening. A gradual turn to the northwest is expected on Monday as the system is forecast to be well west of the main Hawaiian islands.

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 night.

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 987 mb, 29.15 inches.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

WIND

Tropical storm conditions are expected over Kauai county tonight and Sunday, mainly near Niihau and waters to the south. Tropical storm conditions are possible over Oahu tonight.

SURF

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

RAINFALL

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

NEXT ADVISORY
NEXT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY...900 PM HST.
Next complete advisory...1100 PM HST.

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FORECASTER BIRCHARD