While Hurricane Gonzalo made its way past Bermuda and up the Atlantic this week, Hurricane Ana has been posing a threat to Hawaii in the Pacific. Ana was upgraded to hurricane status on Friday as it neared closer to the islands, but minimal damage has been reported. Hurricane Ana is currently a Category 1 hurricane, with sustained winds of 75 mph. Although the hurricane has steered south of the Hawaiian islands, the effects from the storm are still being felt. Rough surf, heavy rain, and tropical storm winds are affecting areas such as the island of Kauai, which is currently under a Tropical Storm Warning (Central Pacific Hurricane Center).
— SFGate (@SFGate) October 19, 2014
According to The Weather Channel’s recent article on Hurricane Ana,
Ana is forecast to continue to move in a northwestward direction through Sunday. A ridge of high pressure is then expected to build in from the north causing Ana to slow in speed and turn toward the west for a few days. Eventually, as that ridge shifts to the east, Ana will curve north around the west side of the high-pressure bubble, taking it over unusually warm water and potentially allowing it to regain strength.