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Hector enters the Central Pacific as a Category 4 Hurricane

At 11:00 PM HST, the center of Hurricane Hector was located 1010 miles ESE of Hilo, Hawaii. Hector is moving toward the west near 15 mph. A motion toward the west-northwest at an increased forward speed is expected through Tuesday, followed by a westward motion Tuesday night through Friday. Maximum sustained winds are near 140 mph with higher gusts. Hector …

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Hector becomes a Category 4 Hurricane

At 5:00 PM HST, the eye of Hurricane Hector was located 1395 miles ESE of Hilo, Hawaii. Hector is moving toward the west near 12 mph and this general motion is expected to continue for the next few days with an increase in forward speed. On the forecast track, Hector will cross into the Central Pacific basin Sunday night or …

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Hector quickly strengthens into a Major Cat3 Hurricane

At 5:00 PM, the center of Hurricane Hector was located 1640 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii. Hector is moving toward the west near 12 mph and this motion is expected to continue for the next several days. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 120 mph with higher gusts. Hector is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind …

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Hector forecast to become major hurricane tomorrow, Public Urged to Prepare Over Weekend

Satellite images indicate that Hector is re-strengthening. The eye has cleared out again on visible satellite imagery, with an increase in deep convection in the eyewall. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 105 mph (165 km/h) with higher gusts – a category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Hector is forecast to strengthen into a major hurricane …

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TS Hector now a 85-MPH Hurricane in East Pacific

Satellite images indicate that Hector is rapidly intensifying and has recently formed a small eye. The hurricane is centered as of 8 a.m. PDT about 1135 miles (1825 km) west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. It’s moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue for the next few days. …

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UPDATE: Maui Flood Advisory Cancelled

Updated at 5:25 p.m. The National Weather Service has cancelled the Flood Advisory for the Island of Maui. Weather radar and rain gages showed that the heavy rains have ended. Original posted at 4:06 p.m. At 3:43 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain near Ulupalakua. Rain was falling at a rate of two to three inches per hour. Locations in the …

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Cold Weather for Maui Tonight

Cold nights are ahead for Maui County due to the chilly weather as the National Weather Service calls for cooler nights on Maui with temperatures to hit close to the lower 60 degrees in Kahului and below 40 degrees in the Kula area. MAUIWatch’s temperature factor at sea level in: 70s Cool 60s Cold 50s Chill 40s Freezing (Big Island) …

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Periods of snow expected for Haleakala

Snow is expected on Haleakala summit above 9,000 feet. Snow accumulations up to two inches, with localized higher amounts are possible. A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. Abundant moisture moving over the area will combine with a potent disturbance aloft to bring periods of wintry weather to Haleakala Summit today. Additional snow …

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