August 5, 2019

5 p.m. Update:

Flossie has downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone as it passes toward the west-northwest near 12 mph. A gradual turn toward the north-northwest is expected until Flossie dissipates on Wednesday.

The remnant holds maximum sustained winds near 35 mph with higher gusts.

Swells generated by the post-tropical cyclone will continue to affect Hawai'i heading into Tuesday, producing high surf conditions along east facing shores. The islands will see potential heavy rainfall that ranges from 1 to 4 inches.

 

11 a.m. Update: 

Flossie is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph. This motion will continue later today, followed by a slight turn toward the northwest. Forecasts said that Flossie is expected to dissipate late Tuesday night or Wednesday. 

Forecasts said that Flossie will move near the main Hawaiian Islands today and tomorrow. 

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. 

The storm is forecast to become a post-tropical remnant low later today or tonight and dissipate by Wednesday. 

5 a.m. Update:

Forecasts predict that Tropical Depression Flossie is expected to weaken as it passes north of the Hawaiian Islands. The main threats with the storm are from high surf, heavy rain and thunderstorms.

There is an upper level disturbance just northwest of the islands, and will keep the airmass slightly unstable as it increases shower and thunderstorm activity. 

August 4, 2019

5 p.m. Update:

Erick has weakened to a post-tropical cyclone and is moving toward the west near 12 mph. The remnant is expected to dissipate in approximately 1 to 2 days. 

Flossie has weakened to a tropical depression and is moving toward the west near 13 mph. This motion is expected to continue into early Monday. Flossie is expected to turn toward the west-northwest late Monday and Tuesday. 

The system will move near the Hawaiian Islands Monday and Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph. Weakening is expected during the next 48 hours. The system is expected to weaken to a post-tropical remnant on Monday night. 


August 3, 2019

5 p.m. Update:

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Tropical Depression Erick 

Erick has weakened to a tropical depression as it moves toward the west-northwest near 14 mph. Forecasts said that Erick is expected to dissipate on Monday.

Flossie is moving toward the west near 13 mph and is expected to move toward the west-northwest for the next few days. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts. Flossie is expected to become a tropical depression tomorrow night.

11 a.m. Update:

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Tropical Storm Erick is moving away from the Hawaiian Islands near 13 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts.

Erick is expected to weaken to a tropical depression today or tonight, and will become a post-tropical cyclone on Sunday.

Tropical Storm Flossie is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph.

Forecasts said that Flossie is expected to weaken during the next 48 hours, and is expected to become a tropical depression on Sunday.


August 2, 2019:

5 p.m. Update:

At 5 p.m., Tropical Storm Erick is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Forecasts said that Erick is expected to become a post-tropical remnant low on Saturday.

Swells produced by Erick will continue to affect areas of the main Hawaiian Islands tonight.

Tropical Storm Flossie is moving toward the west-northwest near 17 mph. Forecasters said that Flossie is expected to cross into the Central Pacific Basin tonight.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph with higher gusts. There is a gradual weakening anticipated over the weekend.

11 a.m. Update:

At 11 a.m., Tropical Storm Erick is moving toward the west near 13 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph, while weakening is expected to happen in the next 48 hours.

Forecasts predict that Erick will become a tropical depression by Sunday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles from the center.

Tropical Storm Flossie continues to move toward the west-northwest near 17 mph. This general motion is expected with a slight decrease in forward speed through early next week.

Forecasts said that Flossie is expected to cross into the Central Pacific in the next few hours. Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph with higher gusts. A gradual weakening is expected over the weekend and will likely continue through early next week.

5 a.m. Update:

Tropical Storm Erick is forecast to continue weakening as it approaches near the state. According to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center, Erick will maintain its tropical storm strength as it passes south of the islands.

Hawai'i Island is currently under a flash flood watch until Friday. Forecasts expect to include heavy rain, strong winds and large surf, mainly for the eastern part of Hawai'i Island.

Tropical Storm Flossie remains at tropical storm strength, and is expected to bring strong winds, heavy rain and large surf as it passes north of the islands.


August 1, 2019

5 p.m. Update:

Erick has downgraded to a tropical storm as it moves toward the west-northwest near 13 mph. The center of the storm will pass within about 200 miles south of Hawai'i Island tonight.

Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph with higher gusts. Significant weakening is forecast during the next few days, and Erick is expected to weaken to a tropical depression by Sunday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles.

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Thursday, August 1: 5 p.m. update of Tropical Storm Flossie

Flossie is moving toward the west-northwest near 18 mph. Flossie should cross into the central Pacific on Friday afternoon.

Maximum sustained winds increased to near 70 mph with higher gusts. Forecasters said that there is a possibility that Flossie may become a hurricane overnight before it weakens by late Friday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward to 115 miles from the center.

11 a.m. Update:

Erick has downgraded to a Category 1 storm overnight as it heads toward the west-northwest near 14 mph. 

Forecasters said that the center of Erick will pass within about 200 miles south of Hawai'i Island later today and tonight. 

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Thursday, August 1: 11 a.m. update of Tropical Storm Flossie

Tropical Storm Flossie is moving toward the west-northwest near 18 mph, and forecasters said that this general motion is expected to continue with some decrease in forward speed through Sunday. 

Flossie is expected to cross into the Central Pacific Basin late Friday or early Saturday.  


July 31, 2019

5 p.m. Update:

Erick has downgraded to a Category 2 storm as it churns southeast of Hawai'i Island. Forecasters are warning that Erick could bring heavy rains and high surf to the islands starting tomorrow.

In the Central Pacific Hurricane Center's 5 p.m. update, Erick has winds of 105 mph. It is moving west near 14 mph, and located about 480 miles southeast of Hawai'i Island and 690 miles from Honolulu.

A flash flood watch has been issued for Hawai'i Island and will be in effect through Saturday morning. Swells generated by Erick are expected to arrive in Hawai'i starting tomorrow, producing high surf along east-facing shores.

Erick is expected to continue weakening over the next 48 hours as it moves over slightly cooler waters and runs into strong wind shear.

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Wednesday, July 31: 5 p.m. update of Tropical Storm Flossie 

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Flossie is moving toward the west near 16 mph and this general motion is forecast during the next few days. Forecasters said that Flossie should enter the Central Pacific late Friday.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased near 65 mph with higher gusts. A slight change in strength is forecast during the next 36 hours. Flossie is expected to restrengthen later this week.

11 a.m. Update:

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Wednesday, July 31: 11 a.m. update of Hurricane Erick 

At 11 a.m., the center of Erick was located near latitude 14.8 North, longitude 148.8 West. Erick remains as a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, and is forecast to slowly weaken during the next two days.

High surf and swells generated by Erick will arrive near the state over the next few days, mainly along east facing shores. Rainfall and moisture associated with Erick will come to the islands by Thursday afternoon. Rainfall is expected to be the heaviest over the east and southeast slopes of Hawai'i Island.

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Wednesday, July 31: 11 a.m. update of Tropical Storm Flossie 

The center of Tropical Storm Flossie was located near latitude 14.0 North, longitude 127.3 West. Flossie is moving toward the west near 16 mph, and is expected to move in a westward to west-northwestward motion for the next few days.

Flossie's maximum sustained winds have decreased near 70 mph with higher gusts. Additional weakening is forecasted for tonight. Flossie is expected to restrengthen by the end of the week, and may become a hurricane in the next couple of days.

5 a.m. Update:

Wednesday, July 31: 5 a.m. update of Hurricane Erick

Wednesday, July 31: 5 a.m. update of Hurricane Erick 

Hurricane Erick remains as a Category 3 hurricane as it continues to slowly weaken, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center. Erick is expected to pass south of the Hawaiian Islands, and is moving toward the west near 13 mph.

The islands are expected to feel the effects of Erick starting on Thursday, with high surf, winds and the possibility of heavy rain in some areas.

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Wednesday, July 31: 5 a.m. update of Tropical Storm Flossie 

Tropical Storm Flossie is expected to weaken later today as it continues to reach the islands. Flossie is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph.

Flossie is expected to restrengthen later this week, with a possibility of becoming a hurricane again.


July 30, 2019

11 p.m. Update:

Hurricane Erick has downgraded to Category 4 as it is moving toward the west near 14 mph. Forecasters said that there is little change expected during the next 48 hours. Maximum sustained winds of Erick are near 125 mph with higher gusts.

Erick should pass south of the islands as a tropical storm on Friday and Saturday.

Hurricane Flossie is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue heading into the weekend. Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph.

Forecasters said that some strengthening is possible in the next 2 to 3 days, but Flossie is expected to weaken to a tropical storm as it nears the Hawaiian Islands on Monday.

5 p.m. Update

Erick remains as a Category 4 hurricane as it continues to move toward the west-northwest near 15 mph. The hurricane is expected to have little change in intensity overnight, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center. Erick is expected to weaken steadily heading into Wednesday, followed by more rapid weakening into the next few days.

Hurricane Flossie is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue for the next few days, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center. Flossie's maximum sustained winds have increased to near 80 mph with high wind gusts. Impacts of Flossie could be felt on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.

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Tuesday, July 30: 11 a.m. update of Hurricane Erick 

11 a.m. Update

Erick intensified to a Category 4 Hurricane today as the system's maximum increased winds reached 130 mph, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

In its 11 a.m. update, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center said that Erick was about 840 miles east-southeast of Hilo. Erick is expected to move toward the west near 15 mph, and make a slight turn to the west-northwest. A general motion toward the west-northwest is then expected to continue through Thursday. 

Forecasters said that swells made by Erick will arrive near the islands over the next few days, potentially producing dangerous surf conditions, mainly along east facing shores. 

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Tuesday, July 30: 11 a.m. update of Hurricane Flossie

Also behind Erick is Flossie, which became a hurricane earlier today. Flossie is moving towards the west near 14 mph. 

On its current forecasted track, Hurricane Flossie will enter Central Pacific waters around Friday or Saturday.

University of Hawai‘i officials are tracking the storms, and said that Hurricane Flossie could potentially affect the state as early as Monday, August 5. 


This story will be updated.