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Fernanda weakens to a depression east of Hawaii

At 5:00 PM, the center of Tropical Depression Fernanda was located 675 miles East of Hilo, Hawaii. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph and this motion is expected to continue through system dissipation on Monday. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Continued weakening is forecast until Fernanda dissipates on Monday. Large swells …

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King Tides Expected to Bring Coastal Flooding to the Islands

Coastal flooding associated with King tides will be a possibility the next couple of days. The greatest potential for coastal flooding impacts will be during the mid to late afternoon hours through the weekend, when highest tides are expected. Visit tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov for more specific information about forecast tides and water levels in your area. Waves generated by distant Hurricane Fernanda …

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Fernanda now a Category 3 Hurricane, continues to weaken

Hurricane Fernanda remains a major hurricane, centered this morning at about 1650 miles (2660 km) east of Hilo, Hawaii. Maximum sustained winds are near 125 mph (205 km/h) with higher gusts – a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Steady weakening during the next 48 hours is expected. *Download our NEW WEATHERWatch App- CLICK HERE.

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Cat 4 Hurricane Fernanda expected to weaken as it crosses into the Central Pacific

Major Hurricane Fernanda is moving toward the west-northwest over the open waters of the eastern North Pacific Ocean. It’s centered about 1360 miles (2185 km) west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Maximum sustained winds are near 130 mph (215 km/h) with higher gusts – a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Fernanda is forecast to …

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UPDATE: Fernanda Intensifies to a Category 4 Hurricane

Updated at 10:40 a.m. to include an update to Hurricane Fernanda’s category status. Hurricane Fernanda reached Category 4 intensity on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, Friday. The National Hurricane Center reports that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 130 mph (215 km/h) with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening during the next day or so is forecast. As of NHC’s 11 …

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Fernanda Becomes a Hurricane, Continues Path Toward the Central Pacific

The National Hurricane Center has upgraded former Tropical Storm Fernanda to Category 1 hurricane status. Hurricane Fernanda has continued to rapidly intensifying over the past several days, including an increase in maximum sustained winds to near 80 mph (130 km/h) with higher gusts. NHC is forecasting additional rapid strengthening with the likelihood of Fernanda becoming a major hurricane by Friday. …

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NWS continues the King Tide Coastal Flooding Advisory

The Maui County Emergency Management Agency in conjunction with the National Weather Service has continued the “Coastal Flooding” advisory in a report submitted to MAUIWatch.com and to the media in a press release. The National Weather Service and County Emergency Management Agency wants to remind the public that coastal flooding associated with king tides will be a possibility the next couple …

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King Tides Forecast to Return This Week

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement due to potential coastal flooding in Maui County from King Tides. According to NWS, coastal flooding associated with King Tides will become a possibility each day going into the upcoming weekend, especially along south facing shores due to elevated surf. The best chance for coastal flooding impacts will be through the afternoon periods around …

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UPDATE: Flood Advisory Canceled

***Updated at 6:09  p.m.*** The Flood Advisory has been canceled. ***Original story posted 4:51 p.m.*** The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the island of Maui until 7:30 p.m. At 4:33 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain over Kihei and extending into the upcountry area around Kula. Rain was falling at a rate of up to …

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