5:10pm CDT Update on T.S. Iselle and Hurricane Julio

Satellite images from 4:45pm CDT (11:45am HST):

Considerable damage and flooding has been reported from the Island of Hawaii. A peak wind of 91mph was clocked at Mauna Kea. The Hilo Airport had 56 mph. Several weather stations on the Big Island reported 14 or more inches of rain.
  • Multiple weather stations in Maui County reported wind gusts of 60 to 65 mph.
  • The strongest wind gust, so far, on Oahu is 72 mph. Honolulu at present is reporting winds gusting to 36 mph. Peak wind at Honolulu International Airport has been 41 mph. 
  • As expected, the highest winds on Kauai have, so far, been much lighter. The Lihue Airport has had a peak wind of only 33 mph.
Unless there are major new developments, this is the last update on Iselle on the blog. So far, she has performed about as forecast.

Julio is not expected to affect Hawaii other than some gusty winds on the north sides of Oahu and Kauai and high surf on the north sides of each of the islands over the weekend. 

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