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Medium Chance of Tropical Cyclone Development Near Hawaii

16.7N 153.7W

September 23rd, 2010 Category: Tropical Storms

Area of Low Pressure Near Hawaii - September 22nd, 2010

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Track of Low Pressure Area - September 22nd, 2010 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of Low Pressure Area

The area of showers and thunderstorms centered about 430 miles south of Hilo, Hawaii, has shown less overall organization over the past several hours.

The coverage and intensity of the thunderstorms within this area has weakened over the past 6 hours with most of the deep convection well removed from the low level center to the east and northeast.

Slow development of this feature is possible as it continues moving slowly toward the west at about 10 mph during the next couple of days. There is a medium chance, 30 percent, of this system becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.

Cape Kumukahi and Hilo, in Hawaii, USA

19.7N 155W

December 28th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

USA - December 18th, 2009

USA - December 18th, 2009

This orthorectified image of eastern Hawaii includes Cape Kumukahi, the easternmost point of the island chain. The cape lies at the end of the east rift zone of the slopes of Kilauea and has been threatened several times by eruptions.

Moving westward along the coast from the cape, the city of Hilo can be seen along the shores of Hilo Bay. It is the largest settlement on the island of Hawaii, and the second largest settlement in the state. The population was 40,759 at the 2000 census.

Hilda Forecast to Become Hurricane by Tuesday

10.4N 149.7W

August 24th, 2009 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Hilda - August 23rd, 2009

Tropical Storm Hilda - August 23rd, 2009

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Track of Hilda - August 24th, 2009 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of Hilda

Tropical Storm Hilda is intensifying and moving westward on a track far south of Hawaii. As of 11:00 PM HST (0900 UTC) the center of the system was located about 815 miles east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii and about 1025 miles east-southeast of Honolulu, Hawaii.

Hilda is moving toward the west near 12 mph and this general motion is expected to continue over the next two days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph with higher gusts. Slow intensification is expected in the next 48 hours, with Hilda forecast to become a hurricane by Tuesday.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 80 miles from the center. Estimated minimum central pressure is 999 mb (29.50 inches).

Guillermo Weakens from Hurricane to Tropical Storm

25.1N 150.4W

August 18th, 2009 Category: Tropical Storms

Formation of Tropical Storm Vamco - August 16th, 2009

Formation of Tropical Storm Vamco - August 16th, 2009

As of 5 p.m. HST August 17 (0300 UTC August 18), the center of Tropical Storm Guillermo (10E) was estimated to be located about 525 mi (845 km) east-northeast of Hilo, Hawaii and about 660 mi (1060 km) east-northeast of Honolulu, Hawaii.

Tropical Storm Guillermo has maximum sustained winds of 40 kt (45 mph, 75 km/h), with higher gusts. The system has a minimum central pressure of 1004 mbar (29.65 inches), and is moving west-northwest at 17 kt (20 mph, 31 km/h). Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (115 km) from the center of Guillermo.

Hurricane Guillermo Moving West-Northwest

20.6N 144.1W

August 17th, 2009 Category: Tropical Storms

Hurricane Guillermo - August 15th, 2009

Hurricane Guillermo - August 15th, 2009

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Track of Guillermo - August 17th, 2009 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of Guillermo

Guillermo (10E)  strengthened to become the fourth hurricane of the season on August 14th, concurrent to the development of a good, banding type eye. That afternoon, the system strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane with maximum winds increasing to 100 mph (155 km/h).

Early on August 15, Guillermo intensified to become the second major hurricane of the season, as it was upgraded by the NHC to a Category 3 hurricane, with maximum winds increasing to 115 mph (185km/h).

As of 5 p.m. HST August 16 (0300 UTC August 17), the center of Hurricane Guillermo is estimated to be located about 890 mi (1430 km) east of Hilo, Hawaii. Hurricane Guillermo has maximum sustained winds of 65 kt (75 mph, 120 km/h), with higher gusts.

The system has a minimum central pressure of 985 mbar (29.09 inches), and is moving west-northwest at 13 kt (15 mph, 24 km/h). Hurricane force winds extend up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center of Guillermo, and tropical storm force winds up to 105 miles (170 km) from the center.

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