Freitag, 8. Mai 2015

Subtropical Storm Ana

Summary of 800 am EDT...1200 UTC...information
location...31.5n 77.5w
about 170 mi...275 km SSE of Myrtle Beach South Carolina
maximum sustained winds...45 mph...75 km/h
present movement...stationary
minimum central pressure...1005 mb...29.68 inches
Watches and warnings
changes with this advisory:

Summary of watches and warnings in effect:
A tropical storm watch is in effect for...
* Edisto Beach South Carolina to Cape Lookout North Carolina
A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.
A Tropical Storm Warning could be issued later this morning.
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 subtropical storm Ana was
located near latitude 31.5 north, longitude 77.5 west. The storm
has been nearly stationary during the past few hours but is expected
to move more toward the north-northwest later today.  A turn
toward the northwest with a slight increase in forward speed is
expected by the weekend.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Some slight strengthening is forecast during the next
day or so.
Winds of 40 mph extend outward up to 160 miles (260 km) from the
The minimum central pressure reported by an Air Force Reserve
reconnaissance unit aircraft is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).
Hazards affecting land

wind: tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area
by Saturday 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 within the
watch area if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide.
For information specific to your area...please see products issued
by your local National Weather Service office for more details.
Rainfall: Ana is expected to produce rainfall accumulations of 2 to
4 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 are likely to cause life-
threatening surf and rip currents.