Tropical Storm Erick Approaching Hawaii, Flossie Following
Updated 8/6/19: AccuWeather published a report detailing the latest location of Tropical Rainstorm Flossie and its possible impacts to the Hawaiian Islands.
Updated 8/1/19: The Honolulu Star Advertiser published an article offering updated trajectory and forecast information relating to tropical storms Erick and Flossie.
Updated 8/1/19: The Weather Channel published a report offering updated trajectory and forecast information relating to Hurricane Erick and Tropical Storm Flossie.
Updated 7/30/19: AccuWeather published a report offering updated trajectory and forecast information relating to Hurricane Erick and Tropical Storm Flossie.
Updated 7/29/19: The Weather Channel published a report outlining two tropical storms (Erick and Flossie) as they trek towards Hawaii.
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.”
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