HURRICANE WARNING OAHU Hurricane Douglas Close To Oahu Sunday Afternoon


11AM Saturday:

HURRICANE WARNING: Oahu

TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS: Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Big Island

HURRICANE WATCHES: Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Big Island

TROPICAL STORM WATCH: Kauai, Ni'ihau

A HURRICANE WARNING is now in effect for the island of Oahu as Hurricane Douglas draws closer to the state of Hawaii.

As of 11AM, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center says Douglas is 325 miles east of Hilo and 520 miles ESE of Honolulu and it continues to move WNW at a steady 18MPH. Douglas again weakened in this latest update, but maintains Category 2 storm strength with maximum sustained winds of 90MPH. These hurricane-force winds extend up to 30 miles from the eye of Douglas.

On its current forecast track, Hurricane Douglas will start to pass the northern ends of the Big Island and Maui late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. Oahu can expect to start feeling Douglas' effects by late morning or early afternoon with winds increasing and heavy rain. Douglas is expected to come very close to Oahu or perhaps make landfall on its current track.

Even if Douglas does not make landfall, heavy rains and dangerous hurricane-force winds are expected to be felt on Oahu. Kauai may see a direct impact from a weakened Douglas as a tropical storm late Sunday through early Monday.

Stay tuned to this iHeart radio station for the latest on Hurricane Douglas and bookmark the "Hawaii Storm Watch" page on this station's website for the latest on Douglas.

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From the Central Pacific Hurricane Center:

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Hurricane Douglas Advisory Number22

NWS Central Pacific Hurricane Center Honolulu HIEP082020

1100 AM HST Sat Jul 25 2020

...HURRICANE DOUGLAS CONTINUES TO MOVE WEST-NORTHWEST TOWARD

HAWAII...

...HURRICANE WARNING ISSUED FOR OAHU...

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM HST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION

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LOCATION...19.5N 150.1W

ABOUT 325 MI...525 KM E OF HILO HAWAII

ABOUT 520 MI...835 KM ESE OF HONOLULU HAWAII

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...90 MPH...150 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 18 MPH...30 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...984 MB...29.06 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

A Hurricane Warning has been issued for Oahu.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNING IN EFFECT...

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...

* Oahu

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...

* Hawaii County

* Maui County, including the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai and

Kahoolawe

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...

* Hawaii County

* Maui County, including the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai and

Kahoolawe

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...

* Kauai County, including the islands of Kauai and Niihau.

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are

expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are

expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible

within the watch area, in this case within the next 36 to 48 hours.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are

possible within the watch area, in this case within the next 36 to

48 hours.

Interests elsewhere in the main Hawaiian Islands, and in the

Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, should monitor

the progress of this system.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor

products issued by the National Weather Service office in

Honolulu Hawaii.

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK

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At 1100 AM HST (2100 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Douglas was

located near latitude 19.5 North, longitude 150.1 West. Douglas is

moving toward the west-northwest near 18 mph (30 km/h). This motion

is expected to continue through the next couple of days, with a

slight decrease in forward speed today. On the forecast track,

Douglas will be near the main Hawaiian Islands late tonight

and will move over parts of the state Sunday and Monday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph (150 km/h) with higher

gusts. Gradual weakening is expected through the weekend. However,

Douglas is still forecast to be near hurricane strength when it

nears the islands.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the

center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 110 miles

(175 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 984 mb (29.06 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

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WIND:Hurricane conditions are expected on Oahu on Sunday and

Sunday night and are possible across Maui County and the Big Island

late tonight and Sunday. Tropical Storm conditions are expected

across Hawaii County and Maui County beginning late tonight or

Sunday. Tropical Storm conditions are possible across Kauai County

late Sunday.

SURF:Large swells generated by Douglas are expected to affect

the Hawaiian Islands during the next couple of days, and storm

surge of 2 to 4 feet above normal tides is expected near the

center of Douglas. The large swells and surge will produce life

threatening and potentially destructive surf along exposed shores.

RAINFALL:Heavy rainfall associated with Douglas is expected to

affect portions of the main Hawaiian Islands from late tonight

through Monday. Total rain accumulations of 5 to 10 inches are

possible from Maui County westward to Kauai County, with the

greatest amounts in elevated terrain. This rain may result in

life-threatening flash flooding and land slides, as well as rapid

water level rises on small streams. Douglas is expected to

produce 2 to 5 inches of rainfall over the northern half of the

Big Island.

NEXT ADVISORY

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Next intermediate advisory at 200 PM HST.

Next complete advisory at 500 PM HST.


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