Olivia nearing Hawaii as we track Isaac and Florence

Hawaii is preparing for another encounter with a tropical cyclone as TS Olivia continues to move towards the island chain. The main issues will be the threat of flooding rains which could result in mudslides, flash flooding and road closures. It’s possible too that some portions of the islands will see tropical storm force winds which could result in minor damage but Olivia has weakened considerably and will continue to do so.

Meanwhile, Isaac is maintaining its strength just below hurricane intensity as it tracks westward toward the Lesser Antilles. It is possible that it will regain some intensity and become a hurricane again before stronger upper level winds halt development, just as it is moving through the eastern Caribbean.

And then we have Florence which has weakened just a bit overnight due to complex changes within the core. Warm sea surface temps ahead and fairly ideal upper level winds mean that Florence could reach category five strength at some point.

A hurricane watch and storm surge watch are now in effect from Edisto Beach, SC to the NC/VA border. The time to move preparations along is at hand and people within the watch area need to have those preps complete by sundown tomorrow.

I have posted my latest video discussion for this morning below. I’ll have another updated video discussion here this evening. Follow along too on Twitter: @hurricanetrack as well as our iPhone app: Hurricane Impact.


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Greetings! I am Mark Sudduth, the founder and editor of HurricaneTrack.com. The site began in 1999 as a way to post info concerning tropical storms and hurricanes for any interested visitors. Little did I know how big it would become in the years since. Now, we have millions of visitors from all over the world who have come to rely on the site as a no non-sense, tell it like it is resource for all things hurricane related. We are supported by a combination of corporate sponsors and our loyal Client Services members who subscribe to premium content on our sister site, premium.hurricanetrack.com. I am married with six energetic and intelligent children and live in southeast North Carolina. I graduated UNC-Wilmington in 1995 with a BA in Geography and have studied the effects of hurricanes on our society ever since.

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