Hurricane Hector has increased to 110mph winds tonight, and the official forecast is starting to close in near Hawaii, so we're going to start watching it.
The Model currently shows a Category 2 Hurricane making landfall from the east on the Big Island of Hawaii late Wednesday night (Hawaii Time) in the Puna Region of the big island of Hawaii. This will likely change some as the days progress, but it is important to watch into next week. It is weakening (slowly) as it approaches, however. Combined with the active lava flows in the Puna region, and the non-native Albizia trees (Which break easily in strong winds) it may cause a bit of trouble even if it isn't a hurricane at landfall.
The Euro keeps it south of Hawaii, but has trended north. also keeps it south
FV3 is weaker, but does take it right over the Big Island. We'll update the lounge over time to see if the storm trends toward or away from Hawaii.
Central Pacific Hurricane Center
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