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Hurricane Douglas weakens to a Category 2, but remains a threat to Hawai’i

by Thunda

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

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.

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