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Hector, still Category 4 hurricane, expected to pass south of islands

Hector, still Category 4 hurricane, expected to pass south of islands”

Forecasters note that hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles. The strongest is major category 4 Hurricane Hector, forecast to track south of the Big Island of Hawaii Wednesday where a tropical storm warning is in effect.

There have been three named Atlantic storms this year: Subtropical Storm Alberto formed in May, followed by hurricanes Beryl and Chris.

Enhanced rainfall from deep tropical moisture surrounding Hector will affect the Puna and Ka'ū Districts of the Big Island as the hurricane passes by south of the state on Wednesday and Thursday.

The storm was centered about 1,160 miles west of the Azores and was moving north near 16 mph. It was likely to bring rain to the southern peninsula, as well as heavy surf. It was moving north at 16 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour. Some local flash flooding is possible in a few spots, particularly along east-, south- or southeastward-facing slopes of the Big Island.

The tropical Atlantic remains cooler than normal and there is a relatively high potential that a weak El Niño develops in the next several months.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Debby strengthened slightly over the North Atlantic, but it was expected to be short-lived. Depending on its ultimate track, the storm could bring thunderstorms, gusty winds and increased surf to parts of the island and could also cause risky rip currents off the east- and south-facing beaches. But often, the effect is additive when hurricanes come together - we usually end up with one massive storm instead of two smaller ones.



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