Tropical Cyclone Ana Central Pacific Hurricane Center

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Tropical Cyclone Ana Central Pacific Hurricane Center

Based on data through 8:00 am Oct 18 2014 HST

Hurricane Ana was located near 19.0°N 158.5°W, or about 165 miles south southwest of Honolulu. Thunderstorms with tops reaching near 56000 feet are found within 75 miles of the center. Thunderstorms are noted on satellite to the northeast to east to southeast side of Ana. Closer to Maui county and the Big Island, these embedded thunderstorms have tops reaching to 45000 feet. For more detailed information on Ana, please see public advisories issued under AWIPS header TCPCP5 and WMO header WTPA35 PHFO.

Layered clouds from Ana extend to the northeast, covering the islands of Maui county and the Big Island. High clouds ahead have spread over Oahu, which are obscuring lower clouds over the island. The Kauai channel and Kauai county remain in the clear of the high clouds from Ana as of 8 am. Low clouds are moving into Kauai from the east between 15 and 20 mph. These low clouds cover the eastern half of the garden isle.

Issued: Oct 18, 2014 11:15 AM HST

The tropical storm watch has been upgraded to a tropical storm warning for the Kauai leeward waters and the Kauai channel as the northern periphery of tropical storm force winds brush by the southern portions of those zones. Otherwise there was little change from the previous forecast.

Hurricane Ana will continue to bring potential for heavy rain, windy conditions, and a chance for thunderstorms through the rest of the weekend. Stay well informed with the latest forecasts and bulletins from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center and the National Weather Service in Honolulu. A more stable and drier trend will begin establishing in the wake of Ana early next week.


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In 1995 At Maui High Performance Computing Center The Maui Scientific Analysis & Visualization of the Environment Program was first incubated. I was the principal investigator of this independant research project which was a joint development between MHPCC, Silicon Graphics Computers (SGI) & NKO.ORG. Using SGI Cosmo Worlds software, we pioneered the development of Internet based 3D virtual reality GIS based interactive worlds. In 1996 with a network of seven high performance SGI workstations we pioneered development of live streaming MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Real Video and QuickTime Streaming Server utilizing Kassenna MediaBase software. In Maui 2002 we pioneered and tested the first wireless live streaming video using laptop computers and Maui Sky Fiber's portable 3G wireless device. In Maui we pioneered live streaming video using usb modems from AT&T , Verizon as well as live streaming from iPhone 3 over 3G wireless networks. Today The Maui S.A.V.E. Program has diversified into storm tracking including visualization and analysis of large, memory-intensive gridded data sets such as the National Hurricane Center's wind speed probabilities. I volunteer my services to numerous Disaster Services Organizations. In June 2013 I returned from Hurricane Sandy deployment as a computer operations service associate with the Disaster Services Technology Group assisting as The American Red Cross migrated from a Disaster Response Operation to Long Term Recovery Operations. Pioneering the production/editing and Internet distribution of HD video to sites like and we are shining the light towards environmental and peace efforts of humans across the globe. Since 1992 I have held the vision of establishing Maui, Hawaii as the environmental sciences center of the world. After His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet came to Maui This vision has expanded to establishing Maui as the environmental & peace center of the world.