Hurricane Ana
Category 2 hurricane
Formed August 9
Dissipated August 18
Highest winds 105 mph
(1-min sustained)
Lowest pressure 962mb
Damages $0 (2018 USD)
Fatalities 0
Areas affected Bahamas, Bermuda
Part of the
2027 Atlantic hurricane season

Hurricane Ana was the first tropical cyclone, first hurricane and the strongest storm of the 2027 Atlantic hurricane season. Ana formed on August 9 while it reached Category 2 status on August 16. Ana continued north before encountering wind shear, which led to its dissipation.

Meteorological history

The origins of Hurricane Ana go back to August 1 when a low pressure area developed over the Colorado Rockies. This storm moved over the Atlantic on August 8 before attaining subtropical characteristics the next day. As cloud tops grew colder, it was later designated as a tropical system. The next day, it was named Ana by the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Ana continued to strengthen and became a Category 1 hurricane on August 12. Afterwards, the system absorbed an extratropical cyclone. After Ana absorbed another cyclone, this system attained an eye which was 50 miles wide. On August 16, a Hurricane Hunter aircraft reported winds of 100 mph, which prompted the NHC to upgrade Ana to a Category 2 hurricane. At 2100 UTC on August 16, Ana attained its peak intensity of 105 mph with a central pressure of 962mb. Ana began to weaken rapidly due to entering an area of strong wind shear. Ana weakened from a 105 mph Category 2 hurricane to a 40 mph tropical storm. It eventually dissipated on August 18.

On August 20, the NHC noted a 30% possibility of Ana's remnants becoming a tropical cyclone again. But the system completely dissipated on August 21.

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