Tropical Storm Ana Still Vigorous
The TRMM satellite flew over tropical storm ANA on October 22, 2014 at 1935 UTC (about 8:30 AM local time). ANA formed over ten days ago but after moving to the northwest of the Hawaiian islands the tropical storm was shown to be still vigorous. A rainfall analysis from TRMM's Microwave Imager (TMI) revealed an area near ANA's center of circulation where rain was falling at a rate of over 40 mm (about 1.6 inches) per hour. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) predicts that ANA will maintain tropical storm intensity for the next five days while moving over open waters toward the northwest.