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Weather blog: Tropical update

Hurricane Douglas is near Maui this evening.
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HAWAII, USA — Hurricane Douglas is near Maui this evening. It is about 55 miles E/NE of Kahului, Hawaii and about 140 miles E of Honolulu, Hawaii. 

The maximum sustained winds are 85 mph. With the west-northwest movement of 16 mph, this motion is expected to continue over the next couple of days.   

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Douglas is expected to remain a hurricane as it moves through the islands. 

The Hurricane-force winds extended outward up to 35 miles from the center with tropical storm force winds extending outward up to 115 miles.   

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Large swells are expected into the Hawaiian Islands into Monday. 

Storm surge will cause water levels to rise by as much as 3 feet above normal tides near the center of Douglas. 

Total rain accumulations will be 5” to 10” over Maui with the greatest amounts in the elevated terrain. Flash flooding and land slides will be possible.   

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Hanna has now weakened to a tropical depression over northeastern Mexico. 

Heavy rain and dangerous flash flooding continue over far southeast Texas and northeast Mexico. It is located W/SW of Monterrey, Mexico with sustained winds of 35 mph. It is moving to the W/SW at 9 mph.   

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Additional weakening is expected as the center of Hanna moves further inland. South Texas is expected to pick up an additional 2 to 5” of rain with storm total amounts of 6” to 12 “. 

Isolated tornadoes are possible through this evening across parts of south Texas.

Information gathered from the National Hurricane Center. For additional details: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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