Public Advisory for TROPICAL STORM ANA

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TROPICAL STORM ANA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 39A

Issued: 200 AM HST THU OCT 23 2014

Ana strengthening and moving northwest while crossing the northwest Hawaiian islands east of maro reef

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

Location: 26.0N 168.6W
About 130 miles (210 km) ENE of MARO REEF
About 220 miles (350 km) NW of FRENCH FRIGATE SHOALS
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph (80 km/h)
Present movement: NW or 325 degrees at 12 mph (19 km/h)
Minimum central pressure: 1005 MB or 29.68 inches

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY

None.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR:

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

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN 36 HOURS.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK

At 200 am HST, 1200 UTC, the center of tropical storm Ana was located near latitude 26.0 north, longitude 168.6 west. Ana is moving toward the northwest near 12 mph, 19 km/h, and this motion is expected to become more northerly through early Friday, then northeasterly through early Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph, 80 km/h, with higher gusts. Ana has strengthened over the past 3 hours, and additional strengthening is forecast through early Saturday.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 150 miles, 240 km from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 996 mb, 29.41 inches.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

WIND

Tropical storm conditions are expected over gardner pinnacles and nearby waters through tonight and will affect the maro reef area into Thursday morning.

SURF

Large swells produced by Ana will continue across the northwest Hawaiian islands tonight and early Thursday. Surf produced by these swells will be dangerous along reefs.

RAINFALL

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

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

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FORECASTER POWELL