Tropical Storm Ana

Public Advisory 7



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TROPICAL STORM ANA ADVISORY NUMBER 7
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012015
1100 AM EDT SAT MAY 09 2015

...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO REACH PORTIONS OF
THE COASTS OF NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA LATER TODAY...


SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...32.7N 77.9W
ABOUT 105 MI...165 KM S OF WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH...95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 320 DEGREES AT 3 MPH...6 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1001 MB...29.56 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None.

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
12-24 hours.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, in this case within 12-24 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
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At 1100 AM EDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Ana was
located near latitude 32.7 North, longitude 77.9 West. Ana is moving
toward the northwest near 3 mph (6 km/h). A turn toward the north
and north-northeast with a gradual increase in forward speed is
expected over the next 48 hours. 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.
Gradual weakening is forecast 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.

An Air Force Reserve Unit Hurricane Hunter aircraft reported a
minimum central pressure of 1001 mb (29.56 inches).


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

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

$$
Forecaster Pasch