The stronger side of a Northern Hemisphere hurricane is to the right of its direction of motion, so Douglas’s strongest winds will be on its north side, which will most likely dodge most or all of the islands. >> Here’s a list of emergency shelters to open on Oahu and Maui County Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell on Saturday announced the opening 13 evacuation centers at 9 a.m. today, including the Hawaii Convention Center, which Caldwell said could accommodate 1,600 people even with COVID-19 social-distancing restrictions. A warning means hurricane conditions are expected in the next 36 hours. Douglas is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph, with this motion is expected to continue. Due to the steep terrain of the islands, hurricane-force wind gusts are possible even within the tropical storm warning area. Eugene Tanner / AP July 27, 2020, 5:20 AM UTC For information on YCC’s “Eye on the Storm,” visit this page. >> 2020 Hurricane Season A hurricane warning has been issued for Oahu as Douglas bears down on the state, and other severe weather alerts are also in effect for the rest of the state. like, i have a legit wordpress account, but cant get it to log me in here. No luck yet. ∓ minus/plus sign Track relies a lot on where it actually establishes a center, but some of the models, like the Euro so far today, just show it remaining open for the next few days. “If necessary, please stay home. Loading... Unsubscribe from David Noble? Its Central Pacific Hurricane Center released a summary of the region’s 2020 hurricane season earlier this week. Hurricane season breezes by Hawaii. >> Trump issues emergency declaration for Hawaii in advance of Hurricane Douglas’ arrival Already, Douglas is traveling over oceanic territory just north of the Big Island and east of Maui where no hurricane has been observed in decades of satellite monitoring. Some locations could experience winds that are infrequent if not unprecedented. The is … The hurricane warning for Maui County has been canceled but is still in effect for Oahu and Kauai County. The city also posted a website with information and advice on sheltering and maps of areas that may see some storm surge. gonna try logging in on a friends blog and coming back here. Surfers take on large waves generated by Hurricane Douglas at Laie Beach Park on Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Laie, Hawaii. Douglas was moving west-northwest at 16 mph and this motion is expected to continue over the next couple of days. This isn’t associated with your regular WP login. ℃ degree Celsius (Image credit: RAMMB/CSU/Colorado State University) Hurricane watches and tropical storm warnings were in effect for most of Hawaii … The Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) cancelled the Hurricane Waring for Douglas at 11PM Sunday evening. Douglas weakened Saturday to a Category 1 hurricane as it approached Hawaii, but officials warned people should not be lulled into complacency. “We show for the first time that this observed geographic pattern cannot be explained only by natural variability,” lead author Hiroyuki Murakami said then in a NOAA news release. Clicking on the picture opens it in a new tab and seems to be bigger:), Yes, thanks for noticing. >> Large swells generated by Douglas will affect the Hawaiian islands into Monday, producing life-threatening and potentially destructive surf along exposed shores. Hurricane Douglas continued its near-miss weekend trip past the Hawaiian islands tonight, leaving only Kauai in its potential path. Cant wait for recon or an ascat to catch it, http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/real-time/mtpw2/product.php?color_type=tpw_nrl_colors&prod=natl×pan=24hrs&anim=html5, © 2020 Yale Climate Connections | Created by Constructive, For more local detail on the impacts expected from Douglas, see the, Confronting the 'isolated, lonely, painful deaths' from heat waves, A look back at the horrific 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, The destructive 2020 Atlantic hurricane season may finally have had its last deadly storm, Low-cost sensors help Savannah, Georgia, track flooding in real time, https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/07/tropical-storm-warnings-ptc9/, https://twitter.com/NASAGroundSys/status/1288146621801299968. Hawaii residents continue to await the arrival of Hurricane Douglas as the category 1 storm makes its final approach toward the state. Before dawn today, Douglas still had 90 mph winds and located 145 miles east of Kahului and 235 miles east of Honolulu, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center’s 5 a.m. update. Hurricane Douglas passed 35-miles north of Oahu yesterday making Douglas the closest tropical cyclone to pass North of Oahu since Hurricane Dot in 1959. RELATED STORIES: Learn more here. Thirteen shelters were opened and at peak capacity, nearly 400 individuals took refuge in the city’s emergency shelters according to a press release. Most hurricanes approaching from the east weaken dramatically or dissipate before they reach the islands, but Douglas may become one of the exceptions that breaks the rule. And here we are hello former Wundergrounders, https://twitter.com/MichaelRLowry/status/1288176163324669952?s=19. At 5 a.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST) Sunday, Douglas was a top-end Category 1 storm with sustained winds of 90 mph. At 8 am HST, Douglas remained a Category 1 hurricane with top sustained winds of 90 mph, located about 130 miles northwest of Lihue and chugging west-northwest at 17 mph. A warning means hurricane conditions are expected in the next 36 hours. In a … That tweet just happened to be the first one on my feed. 900×536 pixel .png file. Molokai #hitraffic #hiwx avoid Rte 450 at Kamalo Dip (mile marker 10.5) due to debris and flooding. The advisory may be extended beyond 1 p.m. if heavy rain persists. HONOLULU -- Heavy rain and wind gusts battered Maui on Sunday as Hurricane Douglas swirled off the coast of Hawaii and officials urged residents to … Huh. A hurricane warning for Oahu has been canceled, but Hurricane Douglas intensified slightly as it headed west-northwest at 16 mph toward Kauai. Oahu and Kauai remain under a hurricane warning and the entire island chain is under a flash flood watch until Monday afternoon. UPDATE: The latest information on Douglas (BIVN) – Hurricane Douglas is 60 miles northeast of Honolulu as of 5 p.m. HST, and moving west northwest at 16 mph. Thirteen hurricane shelters will open Sunday morning on Oahu as Hurricane Douglas bears down on the island state. A hurricane watch is still in effect for Hawai'i County, Maui County and O'ahu. NOAA’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center predicted that Douglas would weaken only slightly on Sunday, maintaining hurricane strength (sustained winds of 75 mph or more) as it passes near or just north of the islands from Maui to Kauai between Sunday afternoon and early Monday. Before dawn today, Douglas still had 90 mph winds and located 145 miles east of Kahului and 235 miles east of Honolulu, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center’s 5 a.m. update. 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