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Hawaii Being Sandwiched Between Waves
      #76108 - Fri Aug 10 2007 10:45 AM

Just thought it'd be interesting, too, to share with you an interesting situation where the main Hawaiian Islands are currently being 'sandwiched' between 2 tropical waves.

We have a large, sprawling wave, utterly devoid of convection riding along on the tradewind flow, approaching from the ENE that will bring frequent passing tradewind-like showers through the day on Friday. This wave is the remnant low if a former EastPac Invest that never quite made it to Depression strength, but has since traveled well over a thousand miles to make it all the way to Hawaii. It is now just beginning to impact the windward coasts of the islands.

Meanwhile, there's yet another wave located WSW of the Islands, appearing to increase in amplitude with time, but moving away from the islands on a WNW bearing.

This wave is the remnant of former Tropical Storm 'Erick' that approached and passed well south of Hawaii these past few days. I suspect the wave is being drawn more north-ward because it does have some modest, sporadic convection around it that is causing it to be 'steered' a little more by upper-level winds near the islands.

Have a look at the animated IR loop and you'll see this rather interesting situation, rather rare for Hawaii to be 'sandwiched' so closely between two waves like this. It's certainly hurricane-like season in the Islands! And here comes Flossie, too !!;overlay=off

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