Tropical Storm Erick Approaching Hawaii, Flossie Following

Tropical Storm Erick Approaching Hawaii, Flossie Following

Tropical Storm Erick Approaching Hawaii, Flossie Following

Updated 8/6/2019

Flood advisory issued for Maui as rains ushered by Flossie linger

Updated 8/6/2019: AccuWeather published a report offering updated trajectory and forecast information relating to Tropical Storm Flossie.

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/flossie-to-track-over-or-very-close-to-hawaii-early-this-week/70008966

Updated 7/30/19: AccuWeather published a report offering updated trajectory and forecast information relating to Hurricane Erick and Tropical Storm Flossie.

Link to report

Updated 7/29/19: The Weather Channel published a report outlining two tropical storms (Erick and Flossie) as they trek towards Hawaii.

Link to report

Disaster Alert
July 28, 2019

Source: USA Today

Tropical Storm Erick is expected to strengthen into the eastern Pacific Ocean’s latest hurricane as it approaches Hawaii this week.

The weather system organized into a tropical depression more than 1,000 miles southwest of Baja California early Saturday morning before rapidly strengthening into a tropical storm.

“Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts,” the National Hurricane Center said in a weather advisory. “Strengthening is forecast, and Erick is expected to become a hurricane by late Monday with continued strengthening through Tuesday.”

Although it’s too early to tell if Erick will be a direct threat to Hawaii, rough surf and increased rip currents will impact the Big Island, Accuweather said.

“Erick would still be almost a week out, so there’s a lot of uncertainty on the exact track,” said Alan Reppert, a senior meteorologist for Accuweather. “Any slight change in that track could really affect any rainfall we see in Hawaii.”