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Tropical cyclone developing south of Kauai

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 09:55 a.m. HST, Aug 15, 2013

A weather system 650 miles south of Kauai could develop into the first named storm of the Central Pacific Hurricane season, National Weather Service forecasters said this morning.

But the system is moving west and should have no effect on our weather.

The storm intensified overnight and has an 80-percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone over the next two days.

"This system continues to show signs of improved organization as thunderstorms increased in coverage overnight, and a tropical depression may be developing," The Central Pacific Hurricane Center said today.

If it becomes a tropical storm, it will be named Pewa.

Another weather system in front of it, about 1,150 miles southwest of Kauai, is also producing thunderstorms, but is also continuing to move away from Hawaii.

To the east, another weaker weaker weather system about 600 miles southeast of Hilo, could bring some showers starting Friday, mostly to the Big Island and mostly to windward and mauka areas.

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palani wrote:
This one's not scary, allie!
on August 15,2013 | 09:58AM
allie wrote:
scary! But the ones moving away from us are ok...but...but...more systems moving our way....scary. I pine for the clean, dry stable air of the Great Plains!
on August 15,2013 | 10:30AM
Morimoto wrote:
Isn't that where tornados form? Bet you wanna be carried off to Oz like Dorothy. I know you don't belong here on planet Earth.
on August 15,2013 | 12:27PM
dontbelieveinmyths wrote:
"But the system is moving west and should have no effect on our weather." Then why is it in SA's breaking news? Hyperbole will cost some people dearly when a real threat arrives.
on August 15,2013 | 10:44AM
Morimoto wrote:
Well it still has the potential to change course and of course you know the SA (as well as all local news stations) is on top of everything weather related. If the temperature drops 3 degrees or if there's a few extra showers in the morning you can bet the SA will let us know beforehand so that we can prepare. I saw on one of the news stations "first forecast" that the tradewinds are supposed to weaken this weekend, I guess that means I can cancel my plans to fly my kite this weekend :(
on August 15,2013 | 12:33PM
Skyler wrote:
SAd - you should amend your caption to "Potentially developing" - even the NWS chastised you.
on August 15,2013 | 11:16AM
ss029 wrote:
"Potentially developing" makes no sense at all. Did the storm increase in strength? Was there in increase in thunderstorm activity? If so, then I would say that it was developing. Potentially developing implies that it can but not sure if it is or will. Good thing you don't write the headlines or else we'd all be misinformed.
on August 16,2013 | 08:58AM
Morimoto wrote:
I just love all the graphics SA. It makes it look so scary with all the bright colors and everything. Where's the satellite pictures? The last time you had 4 different pictures, why only one this time? When's the next update? I'll check back in 2 hours for the next update, okay. After all this storm is a huge threat to the life and property in Hawaii. Don't let me down SA, make sure to keep us updated hourly. I'd expect nothing less.
on August 15,2013 | 12:36PM
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