The system was located about 1,245 miles east of Hilo, and 1,345 miles ESE of Kahului this morning, and was moving west at 10 mph. The system has sustained winds of 140 mph and is expected to move into the Central Pacific sometime on Tuesday.
The threatened plants are found nowhere else in the world, flower just once, and die shortly after. Visitors can see the ʻāhinahina in bloom at the Kalahaku Overlook, and on the Sliding Sands Trail at Haleakalā National Park.
Noshir S. Gowadia was sentenced to to 32 years in prison in 2010 for communicating classified national defense information to the People’s Republic of China, illegally exporting military technical data, as well as money laundering, filing false tax returns and other offenses.