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Tropical Storm Pewa develops southwest of Kauai

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:52 p.m. HST, Aug 16, 2013

The first named storm of the season has formed in the Central Pacific, far from Hawaii, this morning.

Tropical Storm Pewa was about 1,320 miles southwest of Lihue at 11 a.m. It is moving west northwest, away from Hawaii at 14 mph and has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.

Pewa will not affect Hawaii's weather.

It's the first named storm to form in the Central Pacific Hurricane Zone since Omeka in 2010. Storms that form in the Central Pacific are given Hawaiian names. Pewa means tail of a shrimp or lobster, according to the Hawaiian Dictionary.

Closer to home, a low-pressure system passing several hundred miles south of the islands is still bringing some increased moisture to the atmosphere and an increased chance of showers to windward and mauka areas, especially on the Big Island.

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allie wrote:
kinda scary...
on August 16,2013 | 08:01AM
palani wrote:
Only to some misguided fishies, but keep making me smile.
on August 16,2013 | 10:39AM
allie wrote:
hugs her Palani and winks. :)
on August 16,2013 | 01:44PM
palani wrote:
You're setting the room on fire in the religion hater lawsuit room, allie. Good job!

Huntress on Fire

on August 16,2013 | 12:30PM
jonno wrote:
Pewa = "tail"
on August 16,2013 | 08:53AM
Morimoto wrote:
Hawaii's weather is so boring we have to have a news story on a storm that's over 1,000 miles away and moving away from us and will never affect our weather.
on August 16,2013 | 10:44AM
palani wrote:
We, or at least our tv teleprompter readers, suffer from a condition known as "severe weather envy".
on August 16,2013 | 10:51AM
allie wrote:
on August 16,2013 | 01:45PM
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