Hurricane Hector is coming to Hawaii

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Hurricane Hector whirled toward Hawaii with 130 miles per hour winds, bringing the threat of risky sea swells on two islands in the USA archipelago state. Hector is about 360 miles southeast of Hilo moving west at 16 mph.

Hurricane force winds can extent up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center and tropical storm-force winds up to 105 miles (165 km).

The tropical storm warning for the Big Island has been canceled, as Hurricane Hector passes south of the island as a strong Category 3 hurricane.


A tropical storm warning was in place Wednesday for the Big Island with gusty winds, rain and unsafe surf possible.

John, which absorbed a tropical storm called Ileana, is already dumping heavy rain on states in western Mexico, the National Water Commission said. Tropical storm conditions are expected across portions of the Big Island later today as the core of Hector passes to the south.

However, the hurricane was forecast to weaken a little over the next 48 hours.


If the storm deviates northwards it could bring Hector close enough to impact the Big Island directly.

There are warnings of potentially high surf on southeast shores of Ka'u and Puna, located on the coastline of the Hawaii Volcanoes national Park.

Surf along east facing shores is building and is expected to peak tonight and into early Wednesday at 12 to 15 feet for the Big Island and 6 to 10 feet for Maui County. Hector's strongest winds are confined to about 40 miles from the eye and are not expected to affect the island.


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