Tropical Storm Ana

Public Advisory 3



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WTNT31 KNHC 081458
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SUBTROPICAL STORM ANA ADVISORY NUMBER 3
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012015
1100 AM EDT FRI MAY 08 2015

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR A PORTION OF THE CAROLINAS...


SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...31.5N 77.3W
ABOUT 180 MI...285 KM SSE OF MYRTLE BEACH SOUTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...STATIONARY
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1001 MB...29.56 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued from South Santee River
South Carolina to Surf City North Carolina.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* South Santee River to Surf City

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Edisto Beach South Carolina to South of South Santee River
* North of Surf City to Cape Lookout North Carolina

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 also within 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
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At 1100 AM EDT (1500 UTC), the center of Subtropical Storm Ana was
located near latitude 31.5 North, longitude 77.3 West. The storm has
been meandering during the past few hours, but is expected to begin
a north-northwestward motion later today. A turn toward the
northwest with a slight increase in forward speed is expected
tomorrow.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 45 mph (75 km/h), with higher
gusts. Although Ana is expected to make the transition to a
tropical storm later today, only small changes in strength are
expected while the storm approaches the coastine over the next
couple of days.

Winds of 40 mph extend outward up to 150 miles (240 km) from the
center.

The minimum central pressure reported by an Air Force Reserve
Reconnaissance Unit Aircraft was 1001 mb (29.56 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning
area, and possible within the watch areas, by Saturday 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
forecast office.

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 ADVISORY
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Next intermediate advisory at 200 PM EDT.
Next complete advisory at 500 PM EDT.

$$
Forecaster Blake