Weather

Hurricane Hilda now a ‘powerful’ category 4 storm

Central Pacific Hurricane Hilda is now a powerful Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Maximum sustained winds are 140 mph with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening today is possible, followed by weakening on Sunday and Monday. Hilda is centered about 870 miles east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii and has maximum sustained winds of 140 mph with higher gusts. …

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Hilda becomes a major Cat 3 hurricane while tracking westward

At 5:00 am the center of hurricane Hilda was located about 950 miles ESE of Hilo. Hilda is moving toward the west near 15 mph. A gradual turn toward the Northwest and a significant decrease in forward speed are forecast through early Monday. Maximum sustained winds are near 115 mph with higher gusts. Hilda is a category three hurricane on …

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Hilda becomes a hurricane as Guillermo weakens

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Hilda, located about 1300 miles east-southeast of the Hawaiian Islands that quickly strengthened into a hurricane Friday with a path that may bring it near Hawaii as former tropical storm Guillermo weakened to a remnant low. It’s still too early to say how or if Hilda will affect Hawaii’s weather …

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VIDEO: Hana Bay= Surf is up!

High Surf riding ahead of Tropical Storm Guillermo pounded the shores of Hana Bay. A HIGH SURF WARNING is in effect for the EAST FACING SHORES of MOLOKAI AND MAUI until 6:00 AM Thursday. A High Surf Warning means that dangerous, battering waves will pound the shoreline. This will result in very dangerous swimming conditions, and deadly rip currents. Expect …

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Tropical storm watch dropped for Maui County

At 11:00 AM the center of Tropical Storm Guillermo was moving in a west-northwest direction near 12 mph, this motion is expected to continue over the next couple of days. The current forecast track indicates that Guillermo will past approximately 130 miles north-northeast of Maui on Thursday. Guillermo is expected to weaken to a Tropical Depression by Thursday night with …

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Guillermo weakening in the face of strong shear

The latest aircraft data as well as satellite observations indicate that Guillermo is beginning to weaken. At 11:00 PM the center of tropical storm Guillermo was located about 315 miles ENE of Hilo. Guillermo is moving toward the west-northwest near 8 mph. This motion is expected to continue over the next couple of days with a slight increase in forward …

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Tropical Storm Guillermo continues tracking North

Tropical Storm Guillermo is moving steadily toward the northeast, east of the Big Island. It’s centered about 395 miles east of Hilo and 580 miles east-southeast of Honolulu. A Tropical Storm Watch continues for Hawaii and Maui Counties, including the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Kahoolawe. This means tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, in this …

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Flash Flood Watch issued ahead of Guillermo

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch For The Big Island and Maui today through Thursday. Moisture from Tropical Storm Guillermo will move over the Big Island and Maui today through Thursday bringing the possibility of heavy rain and flash flooding. Flash floods can cause excessive runoff that may result in rock and mudslides in steep terrain …

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Guillermo maintains strength and continues moving north of the Hawaiian islands

At 5:00 AM the center of Tropical Storm Guillermo was located 430 miles east of Hilo. Guillermo is moving toward the northwest near 12 mph and this general motion is expected to continue today with a shift toward the west-northwest expected tonight through Thursday morning. On the forecast track the center of Guillermo is expected to pass 215 miles northeast …

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Tropical storm watch issued for Maui County as Guillermo nears

A tropical storm watch has been issued for Hawaii County and Maui County. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area generally within 48 hours. The center of Guillermo is expected to pass approximately 140 miles northeast of the Big Island on Wednesday. Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph with higher gusts. …

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