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Category Four Hurricane Olaf moves into the Central Pacific

At 11:00 PM the center of Hurricane Olaf was located about 1175 miles ESE of Hilo, Hawaii. Olaf is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph and this motion is expected to continue tonight. A turn toward the west-northwest is forecast on Tuesday followed by a turn toward the northwest on Wednesday. Maximum sustained winds are near 150 mph with …

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Olaf rapidly strengthens to a Category Four Hurricane

Olaf rapidly strengthens to a Category Four Hurricane expected to cross into the Central Pacific Basin tonight At 2:00 PM PDT, the eye of Hurricane Olaf was located about 1280 miles ESE of Hilo, Hawaii. Olaf is moving toward the west near 12 mph (19 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue through tonight. A turn toward the west-northwest …

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Olaf now a Major Cat 3 Hurricane, expected cross into Central Pacific tonight

Hurricane Olaf is now a major hurricane. Satellite imagery indicates that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher gusts. Olaf is a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Additional strengthening through tonight is forecast, with some fluctuations in intensity possible on Tuesday. Olaf is the 6th major hurricane in the eastern …

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Olaf strengthens into a Category Two Hurricane

At 8:00 PM PDT, the center of Hurricane Olaf was located about 1485 miles ESE of Hilo, Hawaii. Olaf is moving toward the west near 12 mph. This westward motion is expected to continue through Monday, followed by a turn toward the west-northwest Monday night and Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 100 mph with higher gusts. Additional …

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Olaf becomes the eleventh hurricane of the Eastern Pacific Season

At 2:00 AM PDT, the center of Hurricane Olaf was located about 1725 miles WSW of the Southern Tip of Baja California. Olaf is moving toward the west near 9 mph. This general motion is expected to continue today with a turn toward the west-northwest forecast on Monday. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph with higher gusts. …

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More persistent heavy rains cause Flood Advisory

At 8 AM radar indicted persistent heavy rain and thunderstorms along the Hana Highway that will likely cause flooding. Radar was showing rain falling at 1 to 2 inches per hour. Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Hana, Haiku, Pukalani, Paia, Makawao. Paula, and Kapahulu. The National Weather Service has ISSUED a FLOOD ADVISORY for MAUI …

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Thunderstorms upgrades island to Flash Flood Warning

At 7:55 PM radar indicated thunderstorms producing very heavy rain over the west Maui mountains and the windward Maui coastline. The area of heavy rainfall is nearly stationary. Radar was showing rain falling at up to 2 to 3 inches per hour. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly. Locations in this warning include but are not limited to Lahaina, …

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Tropical Storm Olaf forms in East Pacific

At 4:00 PM, the center of Tropical Storm Olaf was located about 1485 miles SW of the southern tip of Baja California. Olaf is moving toward the west near 14 mph, and this motion is expected to continue with a decrease in forward speed through Saturday. A turn toward the west-northwest is expected by Sunday. Maximum sustained winds have increased …

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Persistent showers trigger Flood Advisory

At 4:10 pm radar indicated persistent moderate to heavy showers over windward portions of the west Maui mountains, and over the windward Haleakala slopes. Additionally, stream gages in windward west Maui indicate elevated water levels in the Honokohau stream, the Waihee river, and in Kahakuloa stream. On the Hana coast, a stream gage in the Honopou stream indicates elevated water …

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Tropical Depression forms SE of Mexico

NHC is issuing advisories on newly formed Tropical Depression Nineteen-E. It’s centered over the eastern North Pacific Ocean about 1070 miles (1725 km) southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, moving toward the west near 16 mph (26 km/h). This general motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds …

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