Public Advisory for TROPICAL STORM ANA

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TROPICAL STORM ANA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 32A

Issued: 800 AM HST TUE OCT 21 2014

Ana moving west-northwest to the south of French Frigate Shoals

SUMMARY OF 800 AM HST...1800 UTC...INFORMATION

Location: 21.1N 165.8W
About 190 miles (305 km) S of FRENCH FRIGATE SHOALS
About 420 miles (675 km) W of Lihue Hawaii
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph (85 km/h)
Present movement: W or 275 degrees at 9 mph (15 km/h)
Minimum central pressure: 1000 MB or 29.53 inches

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY

None.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR:

PORTIONS OF THE PAPAHANAUMOKUAKEA MARINE NATIONAL MONUMENT, FROM
FRENCH FRIGATE SHOALS TO MARO REEF.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA, IN THIS CASE WITHIN THE NEXT 48
HOURS.


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 am HST, 1800 UTC, the center of tropical storm Ana was located near latitude 21.1 north, longitude 165.8 west. Ana is moving toward the west near 9 mph, 15 km/h. This general motion is expected to continue to today, with Ana moving toward the northwest on Wednesday, and the north on Thursday, with an increase in forward speed expected by Thursday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph, 85 km/h, with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast through early Thursday.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 90 miles, 150 km from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1000 mb, 29.53 inches.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

WIND

Tropical storm conditions are possible over tern island, French Frigate Shoals, gardner pinnacles, and nearby waters Wednesday afternoon through Thursday.

SURF

Large swells produced by Ana will build across the northwest Hawaiian islands through Thursday. Surf produced by these swells will be dangerous along the southern and southeastern facing reefs of the northwest Hawaiian islands.

RAINFALL

Rainfall amounts of 4 to 8 inches, with local amounts of 12 inches, are possible over the northwest Hawaiian islands near the center of Ana.

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

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FORECASTER BIRCHARD