Ana closing in on Northwestern Hawaiian islands

Saturday 10pm update: Tropical Storm warning issued for for Kauai; Watch remains posted for Oahu

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Tropical Storm warning has been canceled for Kauai and Niihau as Tropical Storm Ana passes west of the state on a track that is now beginning to move north.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for portions of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, from Nihoa to Lisianski.

At 5 a.m. Wednesday, the center of Tropical Storm Ana was located 515 miles west of Lihue, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center. Ana is moving toward the northwest at 8 mph.

Maximum sustained winds near the center of the storm are around 40 mph with higher gusts. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 125 miles. 

The track and intensity of the storm are still subject to change. You should pay more attention to the "cone of error" on forecast maps rather than the track itself. The center of the cyclone could end up anywhere within the cone, which covers a 200-mile radius in all directions on day 5.

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