Hurricane Hector Passing South of The Big Island

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Thursday, August 9, 2018

An emergency proclamation has been issued for Hawaii Island as Hurricane Hector passes south of The Big Island.

Potential hazards, from the northern fringe of Hector, include dangerous surf, large swells and tropical storm force winds.

Maximum sustained winds are near 185 km/h with higher gusts. Hector is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Slight weakening is forecast during the next couple of days. 

Swells generated by Hector will bring large and dangerous surf to portions of the main Hawaiian islands through tonight.

Hector is expected to gradually weaken over the next few days.

The Team

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