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Hurricane Norman enters the Central Pacific, forecast to pass north of Hawaii

Norman continues to move toward the west, and the forward motion has slowed to 12 knots. On Wednesday, Norman will begin a turn toward the northwest as it enters a break in the ridge.

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Hurricane Norman forecast for gradual weakening as it moves west

Norman is forecast to move over marginally warm sea surface temperatures (SSTs) and into a drier mid-level environment during the next couple of day, weakening is anticipated to be gradual through mid-week.

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Hurricane Norman heading for the Central Pacific

Norman is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Gradual weakening is expected during the next few days.

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Hurricanes Miriam and Norman forecast to weaken

Miriam expected to drop below hurricane strength late today or tonight, and become a post-tropical remnant low Sunday or Sunday night.

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Hurricane Miriam forecast to turn north later today

At 11 a.m. HST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Miriam was located near latitude 15.7 North, longitude 141.6 West about 930 miles (1,495 km) east-southeast from Hilo. A turn toward the north is expected later today.

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Hurricane Miriam enters the Central Pacific

At 5 p.m. HST (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Miriam was located near latitude 14.4 North, longitude 140.6 West about 1,025 miles (1,650 km) east-southeast from Hilo. Miriam is moving toward the west near 8 mph (13 km/h). A turn toward the northwest with a decrease in forward speed is expected tonight.

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Flash Flood Watch issued for all Hawaiian Island through Tuesday

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Watch for all Hawaiian Island through Tuesday afternoon (Aug 28). Trailing deep tropical moisture left over from Lane will bring the potential for additionally heavy rainfall through Tuesday. Any additional heavy rainfall over these already highly saturated grounds could quickly lead to flash flooding.

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A look back at Hurricane Lane from space

According to the National Weather Service in Honolulu, only one other category 5 hurricane in database records passed within 560 kilometers (350 miles) of Hawaii.

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Updated 8 p.m.: Flash Flood Warning extended for Hawaii Island Saturday (Aug 25)

Flash Flood Warning for Hawaii Island extended until 11 p.m. HST Saturday, August 25, 2018. At 7:27 p.m. HST, radar and rain gauges showed persistent heavy rain over the lower Puna District. The most intense rainfall of 2 to 4 inches per hour was around Pahoa and Hawaiian Beaches, extending along Highway 130 toward Hawaiian […]

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Landslide and debris on Akoni Pule Highway (Route 270) in North Kohala. Photo courtesy HDOT.

Flash Flood Warning for Hawaii Island extended into Friday (Aug 24)

At 9:15 p.m. HST, weather radar and rain gauges continue to show areas of heavy rain along the windward and southeast sections of Hawaii Island, with the heaviest rains focusing upslope of Hilo in the Wailuku River valley, and along the slopes of Hamakua coast from Laupahoehoe to Honokaa.

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Flash Flood conditions possible Saturday (April 28)

This is a Civil Defense Hazardous Weather Message for Friday, April 27 at 1 p.m. The National Weather Service forecasts heavy rain, flash flooding, high surf, and possible thunderstorms for Hawaii Island starting Saturday (April 28). Be aware of rising waters, ponding on roadways, and dangerous surf conditions.

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Flash Flood and Winter Storm Watches issued

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the entire state of Hawaii from Thursday morning (April 19) through 6 p.m. Friday (April 20). The remnants of an old front lingering across the state in combination with an upper-level trough moving overhead will bring the threat for heavy rainfall and […]

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Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

Flash Flood Watch for the entire state of Hawaii issued

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the entire state of Hawaii from Thursday morning (April 19) through Friday afternoon. Deep moisture associated with an old frontal boundary lingering across the state in combination with an upper-level trough moving through the area, will bring the threat for heavy rainfall […]

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High Surf Advisory in effect for Hawaii Island Monday (April 16)

A High Surf Advisory remains in effect for east facing shores of North Kohala, Hamakua, North and South Hilo, Puna and Ka‘u remains in effect through tonight. Beachgoers, swimmers, and surfers should heed the advice given by ocean safety officials and be careful. Know your limits and when in doubt, don’t go out. Boaters should […]

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