Hurricane Hector to skirt south of Hawaii as it weakens

Mindy Sparks
August 10, 2018

Hurricane Hector remained a category 3 storm.

"Hector is expected to pass far enough to the south so that no important wind issues are expected to impact the Big Island", AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski said. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Honolulu expect the storm to lose strength over the next two days.

Hurricane force winds can extent up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center and tropical storm-force winds up to 105 miles (165 km).

Hawaii County officials are urging residents to secure loose items and be prepared for changing conditions and a tropical storm warning has been issued by the state.

On the five-point Saffir-Simpson scale, a Category Five storm is the most risky, with winds exceeding 156 miles per hour (251 kph).

What looks like an incredibly close hurricane to the Big Island, the distance from the eye of the Hurricane to the southern tip of the island is (rough approximation) about 200 miles. Risky rip currents will also be possible near the Big Island and Maui.

Hurricane Hector has weakened slightly as it continues its path across the central pacific.

"There will also be an increase in surf over the rest of the Hawaiian Islands through Friday".

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