HURRICANE WARNING: Oahu, Kauai, Ni'ihau - Douglas Through Hawaii On Sunday

11PM Saturday:

HURRICANE WARNINGS: Oahu, Kauai, Ni'ihau

TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS: Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Big Island

Hurricane Douglas has arrived in Hawaii.

As of 11PM, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane warning for Kauai County, including the islands of Kauai and Ni'ihau. The hurricane warning for Oahu remains in force as Douglas is expected to come dangerous close to Oahu, and many models are predicting a landfall directly on Kauai within the next 24 hours.

As of 11PM, Douglas is 335 miles east of Honolulu, moving to the WNW at a steady 16mph. Maximum sustained winds have remained steady over the past 12 hours at 90mph. These winds extend from the eye of Douglas outward some 25 miles. Tropical storm force winds extend over 100 miles from the storm's center.

Douglas is expected to keep its Category 1 strength as it moves through the islands on Sunday. Impacts are expected on every major island, including heavy winds and heavy rains. The center of Douglas is expected to pass to the north of the Big Island, Maui, and Molokai...and pass dangerously close to Oahu's windward side and North Shore. It is not determined if Douglas will make landfall on Oahu, but a slight variation in the storm's path makes this possible.

Many forecast models have Douglas making direct impact on the island of Kauai late on Sunday evening.

ALL final preparations for the arrival of Hurricane Douglas should be completed immediately. All loose items and property need to be stowed and secured. Shelter information is available on this website under the "Hawaii Storm Watch" section. Ensure your and your family's safety at this time with the imminent arrival of Douglas.

Stay tuned to this iHeart radio station for the latest on Hurricane Douglas and bookmark the "Hawaii Storm Watch" page on this iHeart radio station's website for the latest updates on Hurricane Douglas and other storm related information.

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From the Central Pacific Hurricane Center 11PM Saturday:

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Hurricane Douglas Advisory Number24

NWS Central Pacific Hurricane Center Honolulu HIEP082020

1100 PM HST Sat Jul 25 2020

...DANGEROUS HURRICANE DOUGLAS DRAWING CLOSER TO HAWAII...

...HURRICANE WARNING ISSUED FOR KAUAI COUNTY...

SUMMARY OF 1100 PM HST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION

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LOCATION...20.4N 152.8W

ABOUT 240 MI...390 KM E OF KAHULUI HAWAII

ABOUT 335 MI...540 KM E OF HONOLULU HAWAII

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...90 MPH...150 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 16 MPH...26 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...983 MB...29.03 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

The Tropical Storm Warning for Kauai County has been upgraded to a

Hurricane Warning.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...

* Oahu

* Kauai County, including the islands of Kauai and Niihau

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...

* Hawaii County

* Maui County, including the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai and

Kahoolawe

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...

* Hawaii County

* Maui County, including the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai and

Kahoolawe

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...

* Portions of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument from

Nihoa to French Frigate Shoals.

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected

somewhere within the warning area, in this case within the next 24

to 36 hours.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are

expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within the

next 24 to 36 hours.

A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible

within the watch area, in this case within the next 12 to 24 hours.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are

possible within the watch area within the next 48 hours.

Interests elsewhere in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National

Monument should monitor the progress of this system.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor

products issued by the National Weather Service office in

Honolulu Hawaii.

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK

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At 1100 PM HST (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Douglas was

located by reconnaissance aircraft near latitude 20.4 North,

longitude 152.8 West. Douglas is moving toward the west-northwest

near 16 mph (26 km/h), and this general motion is expected to

continue for the next couple of days. On the forecast track, Douglas

will pass dangerously close to the main Hawaiian Islands on Sunday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph (150 km/h) with higher

gusts. Some slowweakening is forecast during the next 48 hours,

but Douglas is forecast to remain near hurricane intensity as it

passes the islands, necessitating a Hurricane Warning for Kauai

County.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the

center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles

(165 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 983 mb (29.03 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

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WIND:Hurricane conditions are expected on Oahu on Sunday and on

Kauai and Niihau Sunday night, and remain possible across Maui

County and the Big Island on Sunday. Tropical Storm conditions

are expected across the Big Island and Maui County beginning early

Sunday.

SURF:Large swells generated by Douglas will affect the Hawaiian

Islands into Monday, producing life-threatening and potentially

destructive surf along exposed shores.

STORM SURGE: The combination of higher than predicted water

levels, dangerous storm surge, and large breaking waves will raise

water levels by as much as 3 feet above normal tides near the center

of Douglas.

RAINFALL:Heavy rainfall associated with Douglas is expected to

affect portions of the main Hawaiian Islands from early Sunday

into Monday. Total rain accumulations of 5 to 10 inches are

possible from Maui County westward to Kauai County, with the

greatest amounts in elevated terrain. This rain may result in

life-threatening flash flooding and land slides, as well as rapid

water level rises on small streams. Douglas could produce 2 to 5

inches of rainfall over the northern half of the Big Island.

NEXT ADVISORY

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Next complete advisory at 500 AM HST.

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