Hawaiian Islands Brace For Back To Back Hurricanes

The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm advisory for the island of Hawaii as two massive hurricanes approach. Hurricane Madeline is expected to make landfall as a category 1 hurricane late Wednesday early Thursday generating high winds, flash floods and heavy southern swells.

*Update*

Hurricane Madeline has weakened to a category 1 hurricane winding down to a Tropical storm as it continues to move south. Currently Hilo is getting heavy rain and flash floods, with huge waves and tropical storm force winds.

  • 95 Miles southeast of Hilo
  • 75 mph winds
  • Moving west at 13 mph
  • 5-10 inches of rain for Hawaii island
  • A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the Big Island today through Thursday.
  • A High Surf Warning is in effect for east facing shores of Maui today through Thursday evening.
  • A High Surf Advisory is in effect for east facing shores of Kauai. Oahu, Molokai, and West Maui today through Thursday evening.

*Yesterday’s Update*

At 11 AM Hst, the center of Hurricane Madeline was located near Latitude 19.3N … Hurricane Madeline is moving west at 10 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 115 mph.

A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for
* Hawaii County

A Tropical Storm Watch is now in effect for
* Maui County including the islands of Maui Molokai and Lanai

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for
* Hawaii County

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for
* Maui County including the islands of Maui Molokai and Lanai

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…
* Hawaii County.
Hurricane Lester is 1 and a half days behind Hurricane Madeline, with a slim possibility of combining with Madeline, which would create an ultra rare weather phenomena called a Fujiwhara effect. This is when two nearby cyclonic vortices orbit each other and close the distance between the circulations of their corresponding low-pressure areas.

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