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 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 185 miles (295 km). Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Barbara is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm on Friday.

Wednesday, a few trade wind showers in the morning. Rains mainly for windward and mauka spots. Mostly Sunny afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s for Central and Leeward spots.  Middle 80s windward.  Winds will be east/southeast at 5-15 mph. Lighter winds for Fourth of July and Friday with an isolated shower possible for Central and Leeward spots.
Trades return for the weekend.

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