With Olivia on the way out, Justin Cruz and Dr. Alison Nugent look back at the storm’s evolution.

Dr. Alison Nugent is an assistant professor at the University of Hawaii’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology.

She says experiencing a landfall from a tropical storm was one of her earth science “bucket list” items.

She also says forecasters did a good job anticipating Olivia’s track. Kudos to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center!