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Hurricane Local Statement for Maui

Issued: 628 AM HST SAT OCT 18 2014

HURRICANE ANA PASSING SOUTH OF THE SMALLER ISLANDS TODAY

NEW INFORMATION
Tropical storm warning has been cancelled for Big Island leeward and southeast coastal waters. Tropical storm watch has been cancelled for Maui county, Maui windward waters, Maalaea Bay, Pailolo and Alenuihaha channels.
AREAS AFFECTED
This local statement provides information for portions of the Hawaiian islands and adjacent coastal waters.
WATCHES/WARNINGS
A tropical storm watch continues for Niihau, Kauai, Oahu.
A tropical storm watch continues for waters around Kauai, waters around Oahu, Kaiwi Channel and Maui county leeward waters.
A flash flood watch is in effect for the Big Island until noon HST today.
A high surf warning is in effect for west facing shores of the Big Island until 6 pm today.
A high surf advisory is in effect for south facing shores of Maui Molokai Lanai and the Big Island.
STORM INFORMATION
At 5 am HST, the center of hurricane Ana was located near latitude 18.5°N, longitude 158.1°W, or about 155 miles west-southwest of Kailua-Kona and about 195 miles south of Honolulu. Hurricane Ana is moving northwest at 13 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph.
SITUATION OVERVIEW
Ana's path continues toward the northwest with little change in forward speed. A decrease in forward motion is expected today and Sunday, and the center of Ana is expected to pass about 165 miles south of Kauai later this afternoon, and about 140 miles south of Niihau tonight. Bands of showers, some with gusty winds, and embedded heavier thunderstorms on the northern periphery of Ana will spread from Maui and the Big Island this morning, to Oahu and Kauai during the day today.
Tropical storm warning has been cancelled for Big Island leeward and southeast coastal waters. Tropical storm watch has been cancelled for Maui county, Maui windward waters, Maalaea Bay, Pailolo and Alenuihaha channels, as Ana continues to move away from those areas. High surf warnings, advisories and small craft advisories have replaced the cancelled tropical storm watches and warnings, refer to these products for more information.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
Precautionary/preparedness actions, closely monitor NOAA weather radio or other local news outlets for official information.
NEXT UPDATE
The next local statement will be issued around 8 am HST, or sooner if conditions warrant.

TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS CANCELLED

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
Precautionary/preparedness actions, although Ana appears to have spared any major impacts, we are still in hurricane season. We encourage everyone to have a hurricane plan in place, and keep a hurricane kit with supplies ready in case the islands are threatened again.

WINDS AND SEAS

Though tropical storm conditions are no longer expected in these areas around Maui county and adjacent waters, a small craft advisory for breezy winds and elevated seas is in place of the former tropical storm watch zones. Please refer to the marine weather message for more information.
STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE
A high surf advisory has been issued for south facing shores of Maui Molokai and Lanai in place of the cancelled tropical storm watch due to surf generated by hurricane Ana.