Aloha Whaler Ohana,
Attached is and update on Tropical Storm Guillermo. The Front Desk is posting this third memo as an FYI to Owners and Guests and have copies available upon request. Thank you.
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) –
The Tropical Storm Watch for Hawaii County and Maui County has been dropped as Tropical Storm Guillermo weakens and continues on a track that will take it north of the Hawaiian Islands. In addition, the Flash Flood Watch that was issued for all Hawaiian islands has also been dropped.
Guillermo is starting to weaken as it encounters strong shearing winds from the west. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center said at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Guillermo was located about 250 miles east-northeast of Hilo, or 400 miles east of Honolulu. It was moving toward the west-northwest at 12 miles per hour. Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft and satellite observations indicate that the storm has maximum sustained winds at 60 miles per hour.
Guillermo is still expected to remain north of the main Hawaiian islands. Forecasters at the Central Pacific Hurricane Center said while sea surface temperatures along the forecast track are warm enough to fuel a hurricane, Guillermo is running into strong westerly winds aloft, and the top and bottom of the storm are becoming increasingly decoupled, with its high clouds being carried by the subtropical jet stream toward California.
The storm is now on a track to pass 160 miles north-northeast of Hilo Wednesday night, 130 miles north-northwest of Maui on Thursday and 100 miles north of Oahu and Kauai Thursday night and Friday.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 185 miles from the center, mainly to the north.
A High Surf Warning is in effect for east-facing shores of the Big Island, Maui, Molokai, Oahu and Kauai due to a swell from Guillermo. The High Surf Warning is in place until 6 a.m. Thursday.