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As Fernanda passes the state, forecasters watch 3 Eastern Pacific Storms


Hawaii News Digest, 25 July 2017, 14:45 hrs, UTC. Post #15362.

Source:

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/07/24/weather-updates/kauai-under-flash-flood-watch-as-greg-approaches-central-pacific

Accessed on 25 July 2017, 14:45 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

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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Six Tropical Storms active in the Pacific at once


Hawaii News Digest, 23 July 2017, 15:30 hrs, UTC, Post #15353.

Source:

https://raisingislands.blogpost.com/2017/07/right-now-six-tropical-storm-systems.html

Accessed on 23 July 2017, 15:30 hrs, UTC.

Author:  Hawaii science writer Jan TedBruggencate.

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Comment:

According to Hawaii science writer Jan TedBrugggencate, there are six active tropical storms swirling in the northern Pacific region. Two of the storms, Noru and Kulap, are far to the west of Hawaii and pose no threat to the islands.  However, four storm systems will have some effect on the state.  Tropical Storm Fernanda is weakening as it slips to the east of Hawaii Island.  Tropical Storm Greg is approximately 1,815 miles/2940.3 kilometers southeast of Hawaii Island and is moving closer every day.  Tropical Depressions 10-E and 9-E have the potential to develop into tropical storms or hurricanes given time.

Now would be a good time to assemble a family survival kit before any of these storms threaten Hawaii.  Emergency Management Agency officials recommend that you have at least a two-week supply of clothing, water, food, and medicines on hand. Be sure to keep your vehicle’s fuel tank full.  If a storm interrupts power, there will be no electricity to pump fuel.

I’ve posted storm updates in the upper right hand sidebar of this blog.  Also, follow any alerts issued by Civil Defense personnel on the radio, television, and social media.

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Forecast: More rain, chance of heavy showers – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL


Trade winds will decrease and the chance of showers will increase to start the week as a disturbance aloft combines with incoming moisture from former tropical cyclone Ulika.

Source: Forecast: More rain, chance of heavy showers – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/33299584/forecast-more-rain-chance-of-heavy-showers).

Accessed on 03 October 2016, 04:55 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

The National Weather Service says heavy showers will continue to impact the windward sides of all Hawaiian Islands at least through Monday and Monday evening.  The unstable conditions are the result of moisture-laden air combining with the remnants of former Tropical Storm Ulika.  Heavy showers are expected over Maui and Hawaii Island.  Drier, more stable conditions are expected to return by Thursday or Friday. A small craft advisory remains in effect for Hawaii Island until 6 p.m., Monday, 03 October 2016.


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Most of Hawaii drought-free, thanks to rain from recent storms | KHON2


This has been good news for local farmers and ranchers.

Source: Most of Hawaii drought-free, thanks to rain from recent storms | KHON2 (http://www.khon2.com/2016/10/01/most-of-hawaii-drought-free-thanks-to-rain-from-recent-storms/).

Accessed on 02 October 2016, 14:58 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Elyssa Arevalo.

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Comment:

Thanks to a series of tropical storms over the past few months, most of the state is drought-free. Meteorologist Derek Rowe tells reporter Elyssa Arevalo that “most parts of the state are drought-free…there are some places still left over of abnormally dry conditions.”

Randy Cabral, the president of the Hawaii Farm Bureau, says “It’s been a really good year…we’ve had plenty of rain out here…grass growth has been good.”

The current weather forecast calls for showers and moderate winds today, Sunday, 02 October 2016.


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Forecast: Wet weather moving in for weekend – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL


Get your umbrellas out as wetter weather is forecast for the next several days.

Source: Forecast: Wet weather moving in for weekend – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL (http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/33293479/forecast-wet-weather-moving-in-for-weekend).

Accessed on 01 October 2016, 16:30 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

So much for cutting my lawn this weekend.  The National Weather Service says abundant moisture around the islands will combine with the remnants of Tropical Storm Ulika to create several days of wet weather for Hawaii Island.  Most of the rain will fall in windward areas, but moderate trade winds will carry some showers to leeward sections of the state.

A small craft advisory remains in effect for Maui and Hawaii Counties through 6 p.m. Saturday, 01 October 2016.


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KHNL: Forecast: Maui County, Big Island could see flood conditions


Sticky and wet weather today and through the rest of the work week.Winds are light easterlies at 5-15 mph. Showers are falling along the Koolau and over many windward and mauk

Source: KHNL: Forecast: Maui County, Big Island could see flood conditions (m.hawaiinewsnow.com/hawaiinewsnow/db_330510/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=Wyz1fw2G).

Accessed on 13 September 2016, 21:45 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Humid, wet weather is expected to last at least through Friday as light winds bring heavy showers to windward sections of the state.  A Flood Watch remains in effect for east Maui from Kahului to Hana.  A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for both Maui and Hawaii Counties through Wednesday afternoon.


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Lester remains category 2 hurricane 270 miles east-northeast of Hilo | KHON2


Any small deviation from the forecast track could bring direct and profound impacts to the state.

Source: Lester remains category 2 hurricane 270 miles east-northeast of Hilo | KHON2 (http://www.khon2.com/2016/09/02/lester/).

Accessed on 03 September 2016, 03:35 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

As of 5:00 p.m., Friday, 02 September 2016, Hurricane Lester is located at latitude 20.5N and longitude 151.0W–about 270 miles east-northeast of Hilo, Hawaii.  The category 2 storm has maximum sustained winds of 105 mph/165 km/hr and is moving west-northwest at 14 mph/22 km/hr.

Lester should pass north of Hawaii Island on Saturday evening, drawing it closer to Maui and Oahu, which have been preparing for the storm’s arrival.

Hawaii residents should expect heavy showers, high surf, and strong gusty winds as Lester runs nearly parallel to the Hamakua Coast. Stay safe.


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