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High Surf continues with Advisory levels

A large north-northwest swell will gradually subside through today. Warning level surf is still expected along north and west facing shores through this evening. Expect rising surf to 20-30 feet along north facing shores and 15-20 feet along west facing shores. The National Weather Service has CONTINUED the HIGH SURF WARNING for NORTH and WEST FACING SHORES of MAUI & …

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Weakening Olaf tracking north-northeast away from Hawaii

At 5:00 PM the center of Hurricane Olaf was located about 785 miles E of Kahului. Olaf is moving toward the north-northeast near 12 mph and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph with higher gusts. Significant weakening is expected over the next couple of days with …

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Olaf brings large swells and High Surf Advisory

Swells from Hurricane Olaf will produce hazardous surf on Maui into the weekend. The large swell will spread across the rest of the main Hawaiian islands by Friday. Expect surf of 4 to 8 feet today, building to 8 to 12 feet later tonight, potentially reaching warning levels by Friday. The National Weather Service has ISSUED a HIGH SURF ADVISORY …

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Olaf weakening while moving west-northwest

At 5:00 AM hst the center of Hurricane Olaf was located about 890 miles SE of Hilo, Hawaii. Olaf is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph and this motion is expected to continue this morning. A turn toward the northwest later today will be followed by a turn toward the north-northwest on Thursday with a turn toward the north …

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Category Four Hurricane Olaf moves into the Central Pacific

At 11:00 PM the center of Hurricane Olaf was located about 1175 miles ESE of Hilo, Hawaii. Olaf is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph and this motion is expected to continue tonight. A turn toward the west-northwest is forecast on Tuesday followed by a turn toward the northwest on Wednesday. Maximum sustained winds are near 150 mph with …

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Olaf rapidly strengthens to a Category Four Hurricane

Olaf rapidly strengthens to a Category Four Hurricane expected to cross into the Central Pacific Basin tonight At 2:00 PM PDT, the eye of Hurricane Olaf was located about 1280 miles ESE of Hilo, Hawaii. Olaf is moving toward the west near 12 mph (19 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue through tonight. A turn toward the west-northwest …

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Olaf now a Major Cat 3 Hurricane, expected cross into Central Pacific tonight

Hurricane Olaf is now a major hurricane. Satellite imagery indicates that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher gusts. Olaf is a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Additional strengthening through tonight is forecast, with some fluctuations in intensity possible on Tuesday. Olaf is the 6th major hurricane in the eastern …

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Olaf strengthens into a Category Two Hurricane

At 8:00 PM PDT, the center of Hurricane Olaf was located about 1485 miles ESE of Hilo, Hawaii. Olaf is moving toward the west near 12 mph. This westward motion is expected to continue through Monday, followed by a turn toward the west-northwest Monday night and Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 100 mph with higher gusts. Additional …

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Olaf becomes the eleventh hurricane of the Eastern Pacific Season

At 2:00 AM PDT, the center of Hurricane Olaf was located about 1725 miles WSW of the Southern Tip of Baja California. Olaf is moving toward the west near 9 mph. This general motion is expected to continue today with a turn toward the west-northwest forecast on Monday. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph with higher gusts. …

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More persistent heavy rains cause Flood Advisory

At 8 AM radar indicted persistent heavy rain and thunderstorms along the Hana Highway that will likely cause flooding. Radar was showing rain falling at 1 to 2 inches per hour. Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Hana, Haiku, Pukalani, Paia, Makawao. Paula, and Kapahulu. The National Weather Service has ISSUED a FLOOD ADVISORY for MAUI …

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