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South- and west-facing coastal areas are considered at greatest risk in Hawaii County.
Meteorologists get plenty of data to predict a storm’s path, but even minor fluctuations in models can mean a world of difference.
UPDATED: Maui is also under a watch, while a more-imminent hurricane warning is in effect for the Big Island.
The big question is when the storm will turn north.
Gusty winds on the Big Island but no landfall for the category 3 storm.
The storm is expected to weaken as it continues west. It’ll be south of the Big Island early Wednesday.
Weak El Nino conditions — water warming on the surface of the ocean along the equator — could make the next few months stormier.
NASA released two videos of Hurricane Lester shot from the International Space Station orbiting 257 miles above Earth.
Not only is it the earliest on record in the central Pacific, it’s also moved closer to the equator than any other Northern Hemisphere cyclone on record.