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Tropical Storm Iselle heading west, Still brings rains and winds

As of 2pm Friday, August 8, 2014, Tropical Storm Iselle was about 155 miles south of Lihue, Kauai and about 120 miles southwest of Honolulu, Hawaii. TS Iselle had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour and was moving westerly at 18 miles per hour.

The Tropical Storm Warning for the Big Island, Hawaii County had been discontinued.

A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Maui County (Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe), Oahu and Kauai County (Kauai, Niihau); a tropical storm warning mean tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere withing the warning area.

 

The 48-Hour Outlook: at 2pm Hawaii time, Iselle (is) moving toward the west near 18 mph and this motion is expected to continue through early Sunday with some slowing in forward speed. The center of Iselle will pass about 130 miles south of Kauai this evening.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph, 65 km/h, with higher gusts. Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Iselle may weaken to a depression within a day or two.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 105 miles, 165 km from the center, mainly in gusts to the north and east of the center. Reports of downed trees and power lines were received from Kauai and Oahu around noon.

 

Hazards affecting land

Wind: Damaging tropical storm force gusts are still occurring locally over the smaller islands. The strongest winds will be associated mainly with heavy showers, and where winds accelerate around terrain and downslope from mountains.

Rainfall: Iselle could produce an additional 1 to 2 inches of rain.

Surf: Swells generated by Iselle are producing large mainly along east and south facing shores. The surf will continue to gradually diminish.

 

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