Public Advisory for TROPICAL STORM ANA

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TROPICAL STORM ANA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 40A

Issued: 800 AM HST THU OCT 23 2014

Ana gradually moving away from the northwest Hawaiian islands

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

Location: 26.7N 169.5W
About 115 miles (185 km) NE of MARO REEF
About 290 miles (465 km) NW of FRENCH FRIGATE SHOALS
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph (85 km/h)
Present movement: NNW or 340 degrees at 14 mph (22 km/h)
Minimum central pressure: 998 MB or 29.47 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.


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 26.7 north, longitude 169.5 west. Ana is moving toward the north-northwest near 14 mph, 22 km/h, and this motion is expected to become northerly through Friday morning, then northeasterly through Saturday morning, with a gradual increase in forward speed.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph, 85 km/h, with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast through Saturday morning.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles, 220 km from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 998 mb, 29.47 inches.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

WIND

Tropical storm conditions are expected over the area from gardner pinnacles to maro reef and adjacent waters this morning, with winds diminishing as Ana moves away today.

SURF

Swells produced by Ana will continue across the northwest Hawaiian islands through this morning, before diminishing later today and tonight. 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, and in rain bands east of the center.

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

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FORECASTER BIRCHARD