Weather

Reconnaissance aircraft finds Lester remains a Category Three Hurricane

At 11:00 PM, the center of Hurricane Lester was located 515 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii. Lester is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph and this motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center of Lester will be closing to, or over, the Hawaiian Islands this weekend. Lester has likely …

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Madeline weakening still brings high wind advisory for State

Tropical storm Madeline to the south of the state, and a strong area of high pressure to the north, will result in windy north-easterly trade winds across the island chain through early this evening. The National Weather Service has ISSUED a WIND ADVISORY for the MAUI COUNTY, in effect until 6:00 p.m. this evening. Expect winds east to northeast 25 …

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Category 4 Hurricane Lester moving into the Central Pacific

Major Hurricane Lester is moving into the Central Pacific Ocean behind Hurricane Madelyn. It’s centered about 1000 miles east of Hilo. Maximum sustained winds are near 130 mph with higher gusts – a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some weakening during the next 48 hours is forecast. The track forecast remains unchanged, as Lester will continue …

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As Hurricane Madeline nears; Maui County under tropical storm warning

Hurricane Madeline will approach the state from the east with the latest Central Pacific Hurricane Center forecast bringing Madeline dangerously close to the Big Island this afternoon through early Thursday. Any shift in the track to the north, could result in tropical storm conditions spreading into Maui county on Thursday. In addition to the heavy rain and strong winds, large …

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Hurricane Madeline will cause surf to reach warning levels

Swells from Hurricane Madeline will cause surf to reach warning levels along east facing shores of Maui and advisory levels along east facing shores of Kauai, Oahu, and Molokai. Surf will gradually decrease late Thursday and early Friday but rise once again late Friday and on into the weekend due to swells from hurricane Lester. Expect surf peaking in the …

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Reconnaissance aircraft finds Madeline weaker than expected

Hurricane Madeline will approach from the east tonight and pass near or over the Big Island Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning, bringing tropical storm and possibly hurricane conditions to the Big Island. Madeline will depart west of the Big Island Thursday afternoon and track south of the other islands through Friday, bringing a breezy to windy trade wind pattern to …

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The Latest: Tropical Storm Watch issued for Maui County as Hurricane Madeline nears

Major Hurricane Madeline continues to track westward toward the Hawaiian Islands, centered this morning about 445 miles (715 km) east of Hilo, Hawaii. A Tropical Storm Warning and Hurricane Watch are now in effect for Hawaii County, and a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Maui County, including the islands of Maui Molokai and Lanai. Maximum sustained winds are …

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Major Hurricane Madeline upgraded to Category 4

At 11:00 PM HST, the center of Hurricane Madeline was located 515 miles East of Hilo, Hawaii. Madeline is moving toward the west near 9 mph and this motion is expected to become west southwesterly late Tuesday through late Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center of Madeline will pass dangerously close to the Big Island Wednesday and Wednesday night. …

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