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UPDATE: Lane maintains Category 5 strength as Hurricane approaches the islands

At 11:00 PM HST, the center of Hurricane Lane was located about 350 miles SSE of Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Lane is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph and this motion is expected to continue tonight. A turn toward the northwest is expected on Wednesday, followed by a turn to the north-northwest on Thursday. On the forecast track, the center …

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UPDATED: Hurricane Watch issued for Hawaii and Maui Counties as Lane approaches

A Hurricane Warning has been issued for Hawaii County and Hurricane Watch issued for Maui County, including the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe. Hurricane conditions are possible within the Hurricane Watch area on Thursday. Interests elsewhere in the main Hawaiian Islands and across the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands should continue to closely monitor the progress of Hurricane Lane. Additional …

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Hurricane Lane may be a threat to portions of the Hawaiian Islands this week

All interests in the Hawaiian Islands, including the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, should continue to closely monitor the progress of Lane this week. On the current forecast track, a Tropical Storm or Hurricane Watch may be required for parts of Hawaii later today or tonight. Hurricane Lane is centered as of 5 a.m. HST (11 a.m EDT) about 615 miles (990 …

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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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