National Hurricane Center forecasters in Miami are monitoring a trough of low pressure located a couple hundreds miles south-southeast of the Gulf of Tehuantepec that continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms.
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Tropical Storm Ana continued to weaken as it moved farther away from the main Hawaiian Islands Tuesday morning, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center reports.
HONOLULU — Hawaii residents started to relax Sunday after days of keeping a cautious eye on Hurricane Ana, which was downgraded by late afternoon into a tropical storm.
HONOLULU — Hurricane Ana was on course Saturday to miss Hawaii by more than a hundred miles while generating strong winds and heavy rains that prompted flash flood warnings and lured surfers with high waves.
In the end, Hurricane Ana brought little but rain.
Ana hit hurricane strength and the island began to feel the first effects of the cyclone Friday. The forecast track has continued to shift the brunt of the storm to the south of the island, but heavy rain and high winds were still possible for south- and west-facing districts today.
All Hawaii County and State beach packs on Hawaii Island will close Friday ahead of the arrival of Tropical Storm Ana, according to the Hawaii County Civil Defense. The National Park Service said Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will also be closed.
Tropical Storm Ana hit hurricane strength Friday, but an increasingly westward track for the system was forecast to keep the heaviest wind and rain to the south of the island.
The forecast track for Tropical Storm Ana continued to shift away from the Big Island early Friday, however, the storm gained a little strength overnight.
The state Department of Education announced Wednesday that all public schools on Hawaii Island will be closed Friday in anticipation of Tropical Storm Ana making landfall.
A tropical storm watch remains in effect for the Big Island ahead of the arrival of Tropical Storm Ana.
A flash flood watch goes into effect at noon Friday ahead of the arrival of Tropical Storm Ana. Ana is forecast to bring heavy rain and thunderstorms to the Big Island before moving west across the remainder of the Hawaiian Islands.
All Big Island libraries will be closed Friday, in advance of the approach of Tropical Storm Ana, state Librarian Richard Burns said.
The following events have been canceled ahead of the impending arrival of Tropical Storm Ana:
The forecast track for Tropical Storm Ana continued to shift away from the Big Island on Thursday, and the system weakened further overnight Wednesday, but forecasters said the island should still expect storm force winds, heavy rains, high surf and flash flooding.