Hurricane Ana passed south of Hawaii in late October, 2014, bringing rain, wind and pounding surf to the islands. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Ana south of Hawaii on October 18, 2014.

The Big Island was drenched - Keaumo reported 11.67" (29.6 cm) and 8.61" (21.9 cm) fell at Kulani National Wildlife Refuge starting October 17. The highest rainfall total in Oahu was at Manoa Lyon Arbo, which saw 11.05" (28 cm).

The storm formed as Depression Two-C on October 13, and became a Tropical Storm soon afterwards. As it neared Hawaii, Ana strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane and maintained that status as it skirted the Hawaiian Islands. Early on October 20, wind shear had slowed the storm and Ana was downgrade to a tropical storm. (more)

Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC Click to enlarge.

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