It’s been a hurricane season for the history books.
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Hurricane Season 2014
Hurricane Vance is expected to begin weakening Mondays, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
Tropical Storm Vance, which formed Thursday in the Eastern Pacific, is forecast to continue strengthening, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
No tropical cyclones are expected to form within the Central North Pacific Basin through Wednesday, according to forecasters at the Central Pacific Hurricane Center on Oahu. The Central North Pacific Basin is located between 140 degrees west longitude and the International Dateline.
National Hurricane Center forecasters in Miami continue to monitor an area of showers and thunderstorms located several hundred miles south-southwest of the Gulf of Tehuantepac.
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.
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.