Hawaii In Path Of Tropical Storm Ana, Could Be Second Landfall For Big Island This Year


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Tropical Storm Ana formed in the central Pacific ocean on Monday — the first tropical storm to develop in the central Pacific basin in 2014 — and it appears to be on track to make landfall on, or at least pass closely by, the Big Island of Hawaii.
If Ana makes landfall, it will be just the third …

Tropical Storm Ana formed in the central Pacific ocean on Monday — the first tropical storm to develop in the central Pacific basin in 2014 — and it appears to be on track to make landfall on, or at least pass closely by, the Big Island of Hawaii.

If Ana makes landfall, it will be just the third recorded hurricane to do so on any Hawaiian island, and the first on the Big Island.

Ana will also be the second tropical cyclone this year to make landfall on the Big Island, the first of which was Tropical Storm Iselle in early August. Iselle was forecast to make landfall as a hurricane on the Big Island, though weakened to tropical storm status just before landfall.

On Tuesday morning, Tropical Storm Ana was 895 miles southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, with winds of 50 mph. Ana is expected to gain strength over the next five days as it moves northwest toward Hawaii. By Saturday, Ana is forecast to be a category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained wind around 85 mph.

Thousands of customers were left without power for weeks after Iselle made landfall on the Big Island as a tropical storm. At the time, the president of Hawai’i Electric Light apologized to customers for the delay in restoring power, noting that “the extent of damage is worse than anything we’ve ever seen here.” At the time of landfall, Iselle had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, and rain totals were around 10 inches on the southeast side of the Big Island, and more than 14 inches in the higher elevations.

Iselle was only the second tropical storm on record to make landfall on the Big Island. Looking back in the records, there are only two tropical cyclones that have made landfall in Hawaii at hurricane status, and only 13 tropical cyclones (from tropical depression status to hurricane status) have passed within 100 miles of the islands.

In 1959, Hurricane Dot made landfall on the island of Kauai. It’s peak status was a category 4, but weakened to a category 1 before it struck the island of Kauai, and that might have been an underestimate given wind reports.

Hurricane Iniki made landfall in 1992 on Kauai as a powerful category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 145 mph. Six people died as a result of the storm, which cost eight billion dollars in damage.

Should Tropical Storm Ana strengthen to a hurricane and make landfall on the Big Island, it will be only the third hurricane to make landfall on any Hawaiian island, as well as the first hurricane to do so on the Big Island.

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