Issued: Oct 22, 2014 2:30 AM HST
Based on data through 2:00 am Oct 22 2014 HST
Tropical storm Ana is located about 495 miles west of Lihue at 2 am HST, and is moving to the northwest at 5 mph. Thunderstorms with tops to 53000 feet are around to the northeast of the center, with additional thunderstorms embedded within the layered clouds that extend about 250 miles to the northwest through east of the center. Lingering high clouds continue to pass over the Kauai county and the surrounding waters overnight.
The high clouds near Kauai are obscuring lower clouds over the garden isle at 2 am. Low clouds near the main Hawaiian islands are moving in from the southeast around 15 mph.
A northwest to southeast line of low clouds is observed on satellite about 45 miles to the northeast of the islands. The northern end of the band is about 55 miles wide, while the southern end to the east of the Big Island is about 165 miles wide.
Scattered low clouds are found over Oahu and Molokai overnight. Meanwhile just a few clouds are found over Lanai and Kahoolawe. On Maui, areas of clouds remain over the east facing slopes of the west Maui mountains, with patches of clouds over the Haleakala slopes. A few clouds are moving over the lower slopes of the north and south Hilo districts at 2 am, and over the southern part of the Big Island near South Point. The clouds over the west side of the island at sunset are beginning to thin at 2 am.