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Weather Service says Flossie never made landfall in Hawaii

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 02:20 a.m. HST, Aug 02, 2013

National Weather Service officials in Hawaii say preliminary data show the center of Tropical Storm Flossie never hit land when it passed through the state this week.

The service said Thursday that Flossie’s center came closest to Kauai on early Tuesday.

Weather officials say rain fell hardest on Maui, which averaged 1 to 2 inches of rain. Flooding was generally minor.

The strongest sustained winds were also seen on Maui at 33 mph in Kahului. Sustained winds hit 31 mph in Kona on the Big Island.

Flossie was weakening as it hit Hawaii and was downgraded from a storm to a tropical depression while in Hawaii. It caused a lightning storm and power outages on Maui. There were some minor building damage from lightning strikes, but no reported deaths or major injuries.

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palani wrote:
Alright! The Big Island's record of never having suffered a direct hit from a tropical cyclone is intact! But that must mean it's overdue, correct? At least that's what I hear from the roulette players in Las Vegas, and they're all rich.
on August 1,2013 | 06:05PM
Lavakane wrote:
Madam Pele is still watching from Mauna Loa. One wave of her tea leaf and any major storm will bypass our Island of Hawaii. She has allowed several minor storms to pass over us so we may receive the benefits of the rainfall. The term Tropical Cyclone is a generic term and can include a Tropical Depression, Tropical Storm and also the Hurricane. Several Tropical Depressions have passed over Hawaii Island in the past, but never a Tropical Storm or Hurricane. The use of the term Tropical Cyclone by the weather forecasters and the media recently regarding Flossie only indicates that they really don't know what is going to happen.
on August 1,2013 | 08:58PM
palani wrote:
Mahalo Madam Pele.
on August 2,2013 | 05:12AM
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