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Storm remnant could bring heavy rain

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:09 a.m. HST, Aug 10, 2013

Showers and the chance of heavy rain remain in the forecast through Sunday as what’s left of former Tropical Cyclone Gil, now a mass of moist and unstable air, moves over the islands.

Henriette is now a weakening tropical storm. It is expected to pass far south of Hawaii and should not have much of an impact on local weather, except for bringing some high surf to east shores.

National Weather Service forecasters say moist tropical air from the remnants of Gil are moving over the islands and bringing rain and the slight chance of thunderstorms. Most of the rain is falling on the windward sides of Oahu and Maui, but Hawaii island also got some showers and Kauai is likely to be affected as the system moves west.

Drier conditions should return by Monday.

Henriette was about 590 miles east southeast of Hilo at 5 a.m., moving west southwest at 16 mph. The storm, which was a category 2 hurricane on Thursday with winds over 100 mph, continues to weaken and had sustained winds of about 50 mph at 5 a.m.

NASA’s GOES-West satellite showed that Henriette had become more asymmetric, a sign of weakening.

“Tropical cyclones need to be circular in shape to maintain strength or strengthen. When they begin losing the circular shape, they start to ‘spin down’ and slow down like a tire going flat,” NASA said in a news release. Infrared satellite data also showed the thunderstorm cloud top temperatures on the southern side of Henriette are warming, indicating cloud heights were dropping. Warmer cloud top temperatures indicate the storms don’t have as much uplift or strength in them as they did before.

Because it is so far south, National Weather Service forecasters say Tropical Storm Henriette may only bring an increase in trade winds and some surf, perhaps as high as 8 feet, to east shores starting today.

The National Hurricane Center is watching two other potential tropical cyclones in the East Pacific. Forecasters say the systems have a medium chance of intensifying into named storms. The next named storm in the East Pacific will be called Ivo.

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Morimoto wrote:
Well whoop di doo. I feel much better now. This definetely deserves "breaking news" status. After all, we were all worried out of our minds that Hurricane Henriette would blow us all away. Are there going to be disaster shelters with air conditioning to protect us from all the humidity that Henriette will bring us? My house doesn't have AC so I may need to take shelter in an air conditioned shelter.
on August 9,2013 | 08:59AM
allie wrote:
giggle..but now we are scared about Ivo!
on August 9,2013 | 10:07AM
Morimoto wrote:
Oh allie, stop trying to act like a little girl and start acting like a man. Men don't giggle. I have a suggestion to you: when hurricane/tropical storm/tropical depression/post-tropical cyclone Ivo does come within 1,000 miles of Hawaii why don't you duct tape yourself to a street lamp in Waikiki so you don't get blown away.
on August 9,2013 | 10:40AM
allie wrote:
mean! geesh...
on August 9,2013 | 12:07PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
all-lies Morimoto is not being "mean", he's just accurately characterizing your penchant for falsehood. Nobody believes your charade, we all know you to be the non-UH student, high school dropout, joke. Just the facts.
on August 10,2013 | 08:57AM
Kealii wrote:
Why wait for Ivo?
on August 9,2013 | 05:41PM
XlllX wrote:
Ronaiah...you need to just stop..."Hi Babe how are you well you know im dreaming about you..."
on August 9,2013 | 08:00PM
dontbelieveinmyths wrote:
Enough with the hyperbole. Let us know about severe weather when it's closer, not when it's a thousand miles away.
on August 9,2013 | 12:21PM
Morimoto wrote:
Good grief SA, how many times do you have to update this story? 10 times a day? We don't need an hour by hour update on wind speeds, location and up to the minute satellite pictures. Now you're showing 3 pictures for one story for dramatic effect? Well I guess you guys need some story for the interns there to work on.
on August 9,2013 | 12:26PM
808warriorfan wrote:
Next one is "Ivo"...way to close too Iwa
on August 9,2013 | 12:55PM
allie wrote:
on August 9,2013 | 01:51PM
eoe wrote:
$5 says it rains more today than it did with flossie.
on August 9,2013 | 12:56PM
Morimoto wrote:
What SA? You can't take my criticism of your "severe weather" reporting and how you guys exagerrate each and every storm to the nth degree?
on August 9,2013 | 01:17PM
Morimoto wrote:
testing testing
on August 9,2013 | 01:17PM
allie wrote:
I just love Morimoto's humor!
on August 9,2013 | 01:52PM
Morimoto wrote:
What SA? You can't take my criticism of your "severe weather" reporting and how you guys exagerrate each and every storm to the nth degree?
on August 9,2013 | 01:17PM
XlllX wrote:
they just trying to keep up with Hawaii News Now..live local and full of....your SEVERE weather station..Good thing it is a Saturday the mayor doesn't have to think so hard about sending people home
on August 9,2013 | 07:53PM
whatcanisay wrote:
Don't forget, the next hurricane is going to start with an "I", like "I"wa and "I"niki.
on August 9,2013 | 02:43PM
jussayin wrote:
Snooze. Breaking news ... it might rain?! It's like the typical weather report, e.g. mostly sunny with a chance of rain in certain areas.
on August 9,2013 | 03:26PM
false wrote:
Let's wait for Guy Hangi has to say.
on August 9,2013 | 03:38PM
Leinanij wrote:
Did you notice he was on vacay with Flossie and the subs got it so wrong. Hopefully, he's paying more attention to the weather than the surf.
on August 9,2013 | 07:05PM
Bdpapa wrote:
I finally convinced my kids to clean the yard and its raining! Bummer!
on August 10,2013 | 07:47AM
jussayin wrote:
Funny. I bet your kids are happy. I would suggest throwing some fertilizer since it's raining but you'll have more yard work. My dog is a bit grumpy since we didn't take him for his morning walk. We'll try later today.
on August 10,2013 | 07:59AM
Bdpapa wrote:
They are estatic! Have a good day!
on August 10,2013 | 08:35AM
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