De verwachting is dat de orkaan ten zuiden van het eiland zal langs trekken, waardoor de eilanden het zwaarste gedeelte van de storm over zich heen gaan krijgen.
Het is niet de eerste orkaan die dit jaar voor overlast zorgt op Hawaii. In augustus zorgde Iselle voor de nodige overlast op het grote eiland.
Hawaii needs to pay attention to Tropical Storm Ana
In the Central Pacific, Tropical Storm Ana has formed, and was located about 900 miles east-southeast of the Big Island of Hawaii on Tuesday morning. Ana is headed northwest at 7 mph towards Hawaii. Satellite loops show that Ana has developed a Central Dense Overcast (CDO) of high cirrus clouds, characteristic of an intensifying tropical storm on its way to reaching hurricane status. The 8 am EDT Tuesday run of the SHIPS model predicted that wind shear would be light to moderate, 5 - 15 knots, and ocean temperature would be warm, 27 - 28.5°C (81 - 83°F) for the next five days along Ana's path, with some modest drying of the atmosphere. These conditions favor development, and I expect Ana will be able to reach Category 2 hurricane strength by Thursday. Our top two models for predicting hurricane tracks, the GFS and European models, both show Ana passing very close to the Big Island of Hawaii this weekend, and it is possible that the island could experience tropical storm conditions for the second time this year.
| Gewijzigd: 15 oktober 2014, 12:54 uur, door Tycoon2