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TROPICAL STORM ANA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 6A
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012015
800 AM EDT SAT MAY 09 2015
...ANA MOVING A LITTLE FASTER TOWARD THE COAST...
SUMMARY OF 800 AM EDT...1200 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 115 MI...185 KM S OF WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 100 MI...165 KM SE OF MYRTLE BEACH SOUTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH...95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 330 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1001 MB...29.56 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 and Virginia 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 800 AM EDT (1200 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Ana was
located near latitude 32.6 North, longitude 77.8 West. Ana is moving
toward the north-northwest near 5 mph (7 km/h). A turn toward the
northwest with an increase in forward speed is expected today as Ana
continues to approach the coastline, and then a turn to the north
and northeast is expected near and after the time of landfall. On
the forecast track, the center will be very near the coasts of South
and North Carolina by Sunday morning.
Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph (95 km/h), with higher
gusts. A weakening trend is expected as Ana moves over
cooler waters close to the coastline.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles (205 km)
from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1001 mb (29.56 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning
area, and are 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 1 to
3 inches, with isolated amounts of 5 inches, over eastern portions
of North Carolina and South Carolina through Monday.
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 1100 AM EDT.