Pacific hurricane absorbs trop storm; new storm in Atlantic

Pacific hurricane absorbs trop storm; new storm in Atlantic

Hurricane Hector is expected to pass approximately 165 miles south of the Big Island on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018.

The center of the storm was located about 220 miles south of Hilo and 370 miles south-southeast of Honolulu, the CPHC said in its 11 a.m. HST update.

The conditions needed to stir up hurricanes are lacking, noted Phil Klotzbach and Michael Bell of Colorado State University's Tropical Meteorology Project.

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NHC Subtropical Storm Debby August 2018

“The probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the United States coastline and in the Caribbean is below normal due to the forecast for a below-average season.”. It is moving northeast at 12 mph with its tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center. It will not affect any land areas.

The tropical Atlantic remains cooler than normal and there is a relatively high potential that a weak El Niño develops in the next several months.

Subtropical Storm Debby has formed in the open Atlantic Tuesday with the expectation of not surviving beyond a few days, according to the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center. But often, the effect is additive when hurricanes come together - we usually end up with one massive storm instead of two smaller ones. Local experts continue to remind residents to be prepared and keep their eye on the regular local forecasts, as well as wider Atlantic weather forecasts available on a range of media.

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