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Hurricane Barbara Gradually Weakening Over Open Waters

Hurricane Barbara is centered as of 5 a.m. HST (11 a.m. EDT) over the far eastern North Pacific Ocean about 1670 miles (2685 km) east of Hilo. Hawaii. It’s moving toward the northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h). There are no coastal watches or warning in effect. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher …

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Barbara has begun to weaken but still a powerful Category 4 Hurricane

Hurricane Barbara is centered over the far eastern North Pacific Ocean about 1255 miles (2020 km) west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California and about 1925 miles (3095 km) east of Hilo, Hawaii. It’s moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h). Maximum sustained winds are near 145 mph (230 km/h) with higher gusts – a category 4 …

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Barbara intensified rapidly to a Cat 4 Hurricane, could strengthen a little more

Hurricane Barbara is centered as of 8 a.m. PDT about 1080 miles (1740 km) southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. It’s moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h). Satellite data indicate that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 130 mph (215 km/h) with higher gusts – a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane …

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Upper level disturbance west of Kauai will bring unsettled weather to Maui County

Wednesday, the combination of a surface and upper-level disturbance west of Kauai will bring unsettled weather and some scattered rains to Maui. While the heaviest rain remains west of Maui over Oahu and Kauai, Maui could see some scattered rains and increased cloud cover.  Highs in the middle to upper 80s with light winds.  Trade winds begin to build in …

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First Tropical Depression of the 2019 Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season forms

NHC is issuing advisories on newly formed Tropical Depression One-E, centered over the eastern Pacific Ocean about 280 miles (450 km) south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h) and a west-northwestward to westward motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected during the next few days. Maximum sustained winds are …

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Upper level trough expected to bring potential heavy showers

Wednesday, highs in the middle to upper 80s. An upper level trough will bring the potential for heavy showers with possible isolated thunderstorms especially on windward facing shores.  Some rains will make it to Central/West Maui as well. Thursday, expect a repeat performance with higher than normal rain chances. Friday, clouds and showers will favor windward areas as we return …

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