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SUBTROPICAL STORM ANA ADVISORY NUMBER 5
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012015
1100 PM EDT FRI MAY 08 2015
...HURRICANE HUNTERS FIND ANA STRONGER...
SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 140 MI...225 KM SE OF MYRTLE BEACH SOUTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH...95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 350 DEGREES AT 2 MPH...4 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...998 MB...29.47 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* South Santee River South Carolina to Cape Lookout
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Edisto Beach South Carolina to South of South Santee River
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, in this case within 24-36 hours.
Interests elsewhere in eastern North Carolina should monitor the
progress of Ana.
For storm information specific to your area, including possible
inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your
local National Weather Service forecast office.
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
At 1100 PM EDT (0300 UTC), the center of Subtropical Storm Ana was
located near latitude 32.1 North, longitude 77.4 West. The storm is
moving toward the north near 2 mph (4 km/h). A turn toward the
northwest and then back to the north at a slightly faster forward
speed is expected over the next 48 hours. On the forecast track,
the center will be near the coasts of South and North Carolina by
Reports from an Air Force Reserve Unit Hurricane Hunter aircraft
indicate tha maximum sustained winds have increased to near 60 mph
(95 km/h) with higher gusts. Little additional strengthening is
forecast through Saturday morning. A gradual weakening trend is
likely to begin within 24 hours.
Winds of 40 mph extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km) from the
The minimum central pressure estimated from Hurricane Hunter
aircraft data is 998 mb (29.47 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning
area, and possible within the watch area, by Saturday
afternoon or evening.
STORM SURGE: The combination of storm surge and the tide will cause
normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters.
The water could reach 1 to 2 ft above ground at times of high tide
in coastal areas from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina southward
through South Carolina. For information specific to your area,
please see products issued by your local National Weather Service
RAINFALL: Ana is expected to produce rainfall accumulations of 2 to
4 inches, with isolated amounts of 6 inches, over eastern portions
of North Carolina and South Carolina through the weekend.
SURF: Swells generated by Ana are affecting portions of the
southeastern U.S. coast. These swells will likely cause life-
threatening surf and rip currents. Please see statements issued by
your local National Weather Service forecast office.
Next intermediate advisory at 200 AM EDT.
Next complete advisory at 500 AM EDT.