Tropical Storm Watch for Big Island as Ignacio Approaches

30 Aug 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Big Island braces as Hurricane Ignacio approaches Hawaii.

A tropical storm watch has been issued for Hawaii County as Hurricane Ignacio intensifies into a major system in the waters east of the island state, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center said Saturday.

A false-colored infrared picture of Hurricane Ignacio was made at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena California, utilizing knowledge from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS instrument that flies aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite tv for pc The AIRS knowledge from August 27 at 11:23 UTC (7:23 a.m. Ignacio was 625 miles (1,000 kilometers) east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, with top winds of 115 miles per hour, making it a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, the center said in an advisory at 5 a.m. EDT) confirmed that cloud prime temperatures had cooled inside Ignacio indicating that the uplift of air inside the storm was stronger than it was on August 26.

Hurricane Ignacio is currently moving towards Hawaii with Hurricane Jimena following its track to Ignacio’s east. (Weather Underground via AP) HONOLULU (AP) — The Big Island of Hawaii is bracing for high winds, heavy rain and ocean swells of up to 20 feet as strengthening Hurricane Ignacio approaches the state. It is expected to pass north of Hawaii in the coming week, but forecasters warn that there is still uncertainty about the storm’s path. “If Ignacio shifts to the right, we could see light winds, more humid conditions, and localized heavy rain.

The NHC famous that additional strengthening appears possible with Ignacio over the subsequent couple of days because the storm strikes by means of an space with light-to-moderate easterly shear, heat water and a moist environment. Ignacio’s power is predicted to peak on August 29 when the utmost sustained winds are forecast to be close to 110 knots (115 mph) earlier than weakening commences. Everyone should continue to monitor the progress of Ignacio during the next several days,” the National Weather Service told The Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

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