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Oliva Enters the Central Pacific as Category 1 Hurricane

At 5 p.m. on Saturday, the center of Hurricane Olivia was located about 935 miles east of Hilo. Olivia is moving toward the west near 16 mph. This motion is expected to continue with some slowing in forward speed through Monday. A turn toward the west-southwest is expected by Tuesday. On the forecast track, Olivia will be near the main …

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Norman becomes a Major Hurricane far east of Hawaii

At 5:00 AM HST, the center of Hurricane Norman was located about 480 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii. Norman is moving toward the west near 12 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue through this morning. Norman is expected to slow its forward motion slightly, and turn toward the west northwest later today and tonight. A turn toward …

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Trailing Deep Tropical Moisture Left Over from Lane Prompts Flash Flood Watch

Trailing deep tropical moisture left over from Lane will bring the potential for additionally heavy rainfall through Tuesday. Any additional heavy rainfall over these already highly saturated grounds could quickly lead to flash flooding. Heavy rainfall could result in low spots in roads becoming dangerous and impassible due to severe runoff. Debris in streams and gulches may clog bridges and …

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Miriam Forecast to Become an Eastern Pacific Hurricane on Monday

At 11:00 AM HST, the center of Tropical Storm Miriam was located about 1270 miles WSW of the southern tip of Baja, California. Miriam is moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue during the next few days. Maximum sustained winds remain near 45 mph with higher gusts. Steady strengthening is …

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Flash Flood Watch Issued for Maui County

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Maui County until late Saturday night. A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. According to NWS officials, moisture associated with Hurricane Lane will maintain the threat for flooding rain. Moisture from Hurricane Lane will produce heavy rainfall, through Saturday. Additional rainfall amounts greater than 20 inches are possible …

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TS Lane Extends Flash Flood Warning for Maui

At 8:10 p.m., radar indicated terrain-anchored heavy rainfall over the slopes of Haleakala, with especially heavy rainfall over the area from Hookipa to Keanae to Hana to Kaupo. Hana Highway remains closed near mile marker 20, and Piilani Highway remains closed at mile marker 37 near Kaupo. Additional road closures are likely, as rainfall rates of two to three inches …

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Lane weakens to Category 2 overnight, Excessive rainfall expected

A Hurricane Warning continues for Oahu and Maui County (including the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe). All preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion. A Tropical Storm Warning continues for Hawaii County. A Hurricane Watch continues for Kauai County, including the islands of Kauai and Niihau. Interests in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands should monitor …

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