Hawaii News Digest, 25 July 2017, 14:45 hrs, UTC. Post #15362.
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Heavy rain and flooding have lessened on Maui and Kauai, as the remnants of Tropical Storm Fernanda pass north of the state.
Forecasters are now turning their attention to three tropical cyclones in the Eastern Pacific–Greg, Irwin, and Hilary.
Here’s the analysis from the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida:
“Closest to the Central Pacific, Tropical Storm Greg was about 1,405 miles east of South Point at 5 p.m. today, traveling west-northwest at 9 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. The forecast calls for it to enter the Central Pacific by midweek, but to dissipate into a remnant low by the weekend as it takes a southwesterly turn, hundreds of miles southwest of the Big Island.”
“Behind Greg is Tropical Storm Irwin, which was about 760 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, moving west-northwest at 3 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. Forecasters expect the storm to grow into a Category 1 hurricane by midweek, before weakening back to a tropical storm by the weekend, and heading north far from the Central Pacific.”
“The most powerful — and farthest from Hawaii — of the three Eastern Pacific storms is Hurricane Hilary. At 5 p.m. today, Hilary was a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph. It was about 290 miles south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, heading west-northwest at 9 mph. Hilary is expected to become a major hurricane Tuesday, with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph as it moves farther away from Mexico. Hilary is forecast to weaken back to a minimal hurricane by Saturday as it continues on a northwest track, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.”
“All three storms are too far from Hawaii to know if they could eventually effect the state’s weather.”
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