Hurricane Tracker

Weather update: Tropical Storm Greg now 790 miles southeast of Hilo; Hurricane Fernanda weakening in open waters

Forecasters are tracking two systems: Tropical Storm Greg in the Central North Pacific; and Hurricane Fernanda in the Eastern North Pacific.

Cat 4 Hurricane Dora on track to pass “well south” of Hawaiʻi over the next several days

Category 4 Hurricane Dora is forecast to pass “well south of Hawaiʻi” over the next several days, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

High Wind Warning to bring gusty winds as Dora passes safely south of Hawaiʻi

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for the Hawaiian Islands, saying gusty winds are possible today through late Tuesday night. 

Dora maintains hurricane strength, still on track to pass south of Hawaiʻi

Even while weakening, Dora is expected to remain a hurricane through the entire 5-day forecast period, according to forecasters with the National Hurricane Center. The National Weather Service advises that “while it should continue to be monitored, guidance shows Dora passing south of the islands.”  Forecasters with the NWS are anticipating limited showers with trade winds becoming strong and gusty on Tuesday.

Category 3 Dora has likely peaked in intensity; current forecast path is “well south” of Hawaiʻi

The Category 3 hurricane has maximum sustained winds of 125 mph with higher gusts. Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center say Dora has likely peaked in intensity.

Calvin Wednesday updates: Calvin becomes post-tropical as it pulls away from Hawaiʻi; Tropical Storm Warning lifted

3:27 p.m. UPDATE: The National Weather Service has canceled all flood watches, high wind and surf advisories as former Tropical Storm Calvin heads west away from Hawaiʻi. Only a small craft advisory and gale warning remain for island waters as of 3:30 p.m. The National Weather Service says breezy trades will continue around the islands “due to the pressure difference between Clavin and the subtropical high to the north and northeast.”

Calvin on swift path west, winds still 50 mph; Storm impacts “imminent” for Hawaiʻi Island

11 p.m. UPDATE: The “most damaging wind and weather conditions” are currently focused over the Big Island and the islands in Maui County tonight through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.  The NWS says each island will see about a 12-18 hour period of weather impacts.

Update: Calvin 655 miles from Hawaiʻi; Big Island under Tropical Storm Warning

The NWS says the “peak period of concern” at this time is approximately 6 p.m. Tuesday through 6 a.m. Wednesday with the “greatest potential for higher end rain rates occurring after midnight Tuesday night.” As of 5 p.m., the system was located about 655 miles ESE of Hilo Hawaiʻi; 730 miles ESE of Hāna, Maui; 760 miles ESE of Kahului, Maui; 800 miles ESE of Kaunakakai, Molokaʻi; 790 miles ESE of Lānaʻi City; and 855 miles ESE of Honolulu, Oʻahu.

Potential rainfall from Calvin calls for 4-7 inches on Big Island, 1-4 inches elsewhere

The National Hurricane Center says storm total rainfall amounts of 4-7 inches are possible along windward areas of the Big Island of Hawaiʻi from Tuesday night into Thursday, with lower amounts of 1-4 inches elsewhere in the state. The NHC reports that a Tropical Storm Watch may be required for portions of the main Hawaiian Islands tonight.

Calvin is now a tropical storm; earliest wind impacts for Hawaiʻi is Tuesday afternoon

Calvin is now a tropical storm with sustained winds of 70 mph as it continues on a WNW path at 16 mph. Calvin was last located 1360 miles ESE of Hilo, 1425 miles ESE of Hāna and 1460 miles ESE of Kahului, Maui.

Calvin has likely peaked in intensity; impacts for Hawaiʻi could include wind, rain and surf

The latest forecast indicates Calvin may move near the main Hawaiian Islands as a weakening tropical storm Tuesday night or Wednesday. It was last located about 1800 miles ESE of the Big Island and was moving WNW at 16 mph.

Calvin intensifies into a major Category 3 hurricane

Calvin is expected to move into the Central Pacific Basin late Sunday or early Monday, according to forecasters.  Its remnants will likely impact the state beginning next week Tuesday, but forecasters with the National Weather Service say its still too early for details.  

Calvin becomes third hurricane of Eastern Pacific season

The National Weather Service reports that Calvin will likely impact the state beginning next Tuesday, with the potential for windy and wet weather mid week. Hawaiʻi’s synopsis indicates that it’s still too early to forecast details.

Tropical Storm Calvin forecast to strengthen into hurricane on Thursday

Windy conditions and some wet weather could potentially develop around the middle of next week as Tropical Storm Calvin nears the islands from the east, according to the National Weather Service.

Flood Advisory until 4:15 p.m. for Wailea-Mākena

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for the Wailea-Mākena area of Maui until 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022.

Two tropical storms form in Pacific, make slow trek to the west

Tropical Storm Frank is expected to become a hurricane in the next few hours, but “both storms are still well to the east and do not post any threat to Hawaiʻi in the next several days,” according to HI-EMA.

Tropical Storm Darby could bring 2-4 inches of rain to windward Big Island, large swells

“Locally strong trades will focus moisture associated with decaying Tropical Cyclone Darby over windward Big Island today, where periods of heavy rain can be expected. Elsewhere, fairly typical trade wind weather will prevail with passing windward showers and the occasional shower reaching leeward areas.”

5 p.m. UPDATE: Hurricane Darby slowly weakening; System could still bring substantial rain to Hawaiʻi

“While the National Weather Service expects Darby to weaken and pass to our south this weekend, the remains of the tropical system could still bring several inches of rain and locally strong winds to the Big Island and Maui by Saturday,” said Luke Meyers, administrator of HI-EMA.

“Wiki Hale” shelter prototype could become new tool for disaster recovery

The prototype, dubbed the “Wiki Hale” by the UH School of Architecture students who created it, could eventually be assembled in linked clusters to form communities with shared kitchen spaces and to house residents for weeks or months during recovery from a major disaster.

HI-EMA on Hurricane Season preparedness: “It only Takes One”

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu has predicted 2-to-4 tropical storms for the season, which starts June 1 and runs through Nov. 30.
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