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TROPICAL STORM ANA ADVISORY NUMBER 6
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012015
500 AM EDT SAT MAY 09 2015
...ANA TRANSITIONS TO A TROPICAL STORM WHILE IT MOVES SLOWLY
NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD TOWARD THE CAROLINAS...
SUMMARY OF 500 AM EDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 105 MI...170 KM SSE OF CAPE FEAR NORTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 115 MI...190 KM SE OF MYRTLE BEACH SOUTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH...95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 340 DEGREES AT 3 MPH...6 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, in this case within
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, in this case within 24 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 500 AM EDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Ana was
located near latitude 32.4 North, longitude 77.6 West. Ana is moving
toward the north-northwest near 3 mph (6 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
Data from NOAA Doppler weather radars indicate that maximum
sustained winds are near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts.
Although Ana has made the transition to a tropical storm, little
additional strengthening is forecast through today. A gradual
weakening trend is expected to begin by tonight or Sunday morning.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles (205 km)
from the center. During the past couple of hours, the Frying Pan
Shoals NOAA buoy measured a sustained wind of 41 mph (66 km/h) and
a gust to 56 mph (91 km/h).
The estimated minimum central pressure 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 this afternoon or
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: Tropical Storm Ana is expected to produce rainfall
accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, with isolated amounts of 5 inches,
over eastern portions of North Carolina and South Carolina through
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 800 AM EDT.
Next complete advisory at 1100 AM EDT.