Oho becomes the seventh hurricane of the season in the North Central Pacific

At 5:00 AM the center of Hurricane Oho was located about 395 miles SE of Hilo, Hawaii. Oho is moving toward the east-northeast near 13 mp. Oho is expected to turn toward the northeast later today and then will move at a faster forward speed from tonight through Wednesday night.

Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph with higher gusts. Some additional intensification is expected during the next day or two.

The storm is likely to make its closest pass to Hawaii island sometime today, but should remain 300 to 400 miles offshore.

Outer rain bands from the storm may bring some showers to the Big Island, but Oho is not expected to have a significant impact on the state’s weather.

STAY INFORMED: MAUIWatch will continue to monitor the situation and notify the public if we are placed into a watch or warning. Download the free MAUIWatch APP for critical notifications at app.mauiwatch.com



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