Trades to weaken over holiday weekend

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Light scattered showers across the islands are expected for this holiday weekend.  However, expect to experience more humidity and less trade winds.

Hurricane Miriam is currently east of the Hawaiian island chain and moving north.  

The path that it is projected to follow will be blocking off the trade winds from reaching our islands, therefore light and variable winds are to come.

Even though it may be perfect “beach days” ahead, we are still seeing “Brown Water Advisories” along shorelines as a result from the heavy rainfall associated with last week’s Hurricane Lane.

Hurricane Miriam:
At 500 AM HST (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Miriam was located near latitude 18.3 North, longitude 141.2 West. Miriam is moving toward the north near 10 mph (17 km/h). This general motion is expected to continue through tonight. A turn toward the northwest with an increase in forward speed is expected Saturday through Sunday. Maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph (150 km/h) with higher gusts. Rapid weakening is expected to begin later today and continue through Sunday. Miriam is expected to become a post-tropical remnant low Sunday or Sunday night. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles(165 km). The estimated minimum central pressure is 978 mb (28.88 inches

Hurricane Norman:
“At 200 PM PDT (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Norman was
located near latitude 16.5 North, longitude 121.5 West. Norman is moving toward the west-southwest near 8 mph (13 km/h). A turn toward the west and west-northwest with an increase in forward speed is expected over the weekend and into next week.Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 125 mph (205 km/h)with higher gusts. Norman is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Gradual weakening is forecast,but Norman is expected to remain a powerful hurricane through the early part of next week.Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles(165 km).The estimated minimum central pressure is 954 mb (28.17 inches).

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