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Darby heading to Hawaii, Tropical Storm Warning activated Thursday (July 21)

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5 p.m. Thursday (July 21) Hawaii County Civil Defense audio message

At 11 p.m. Thursday (July 21) the Central Pacific Hurricane Center upgraded the watch to a Tropical Storm Warning for Hawaii Island. A Tropical Storm Watch continues for Maui County. Tropical Storm force winds are possible over Hawaii Island and portions of Maui county.

CPHC reports Tropical Storm Darby heading towards Hawaii and forecasts little change in strength through Saturday evening.

As of 11 p.m. HST Thursday (July 21) the center of Darby was located about 460 miles (740 km) east of Hilo moving west near 10 mph (17 km/h). Maximum sustained winds are 65 mph (100 km/h). Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km) from the center.

Darby will pass very close to, or over, Hawaii Island on Saturday.

A Flash Flood Watch and High Surf Advisory has been issued for Hawaii Island and Maui.

All camping reservations at Hawaii County parks are being cancelled from Friday to Sunday. Pavilion reservations at County parks are also being cancelled on Saturday and Sunday, and County swimming pools will also be closed along with the Ho‘olulu Complex.. Lava viewing in Kalapana will be closed from Friday to Sunday.

The following public schools are scheduled to be opened as emergency shelters at 4 p.m. Friday afternoon (July 22): Hilo High, Waiakea High, Kalanianaole Elementary, Keaau High, Pahoa High, Laupahoehoe Community Charter School, Honokaa High and Intermediate, Kohala High and Elementary, Waikoloa Elementary, Kealakehe High, Konawaena High, Ka’u High and Mountain View Elementary. Consider bringing bedding, food, water and any personal items you may need.

For links to the latest weather forecasts, reports, radar and satellite imagery visit our Weather Page at hawaii247.com/weather

Central Pacific Infrared Images

Central Pacific Infrared Images

For a reminder of how to prepare for a possible tropical storms and hurricanes read this or go to our ‘Be Prepared’ menu near the top of this page.

Winds forecast for Tropical Storm Darby. Graphic via CPHC

Winds forecast for Tropical Storm Darby. Graphic via CPHC

For links to the latest weather forecasts, reports, radar and satellite imagery visit our Weather Page at hawaii247.com/weather

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