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SUBTROPICAL STORM ANA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 5A
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012015
200 AM EDT SAT MAY 09 2015
...ANA MOVING SLOWLY NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD TOWARD THE CAROLINAS...
...EXPECTED TO TRANSITION TO A TROPICAL STORM LATER TODAY...
SUMMARY OF 200 AM EDT...0600 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 130 MI...210 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 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 200 AM EDT (0600 UTC), the center of Subtropical Storm Ana was
located near latitude 32.2 North, longitude 77.5 West. The storm 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 Sunday morning.
Data from NOAA Doppler weather radars indicate that maximum
sustained winds are near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts.
Little additional strengthening is forecast through today. 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
center. During the past hour, the Frying Pan Shoals NOAA buoy
measured a sustained wind of 37 mph (57 km/h) and a gust to 47 mph
The estimated minimum central pressure was 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: 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 complete advisory at 500 AM EDT.