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Norman weakens to Category 3 hurricane

  • COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

    Hurricane Norman’s forecast as of 11 p.m. today.

UPDATE: 11 p.m.

Hurricane Norman has started to weaken again this evening and is now a Category 3 hurricane.

Norman is located 1,335 miles east of Hilo with winds at 125 mph. Norman is moving toward the west-northwest near 20 mph. This motion with a gradual decrease in forward speed is expected in the upcoming days. Steady weakening is expected during the next several days, said the National Hurricane Center.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Olivia is moving west over the open Eastern Pacific. Olivia is located 490 miles southwest of Baja California with winds at 45 mph.

Olivia is moving toward the west near 7 mph and this general motion is expected to continue through Tuesday. A turn toward the west-northwest with an increase in forward speed is expected on Wednesday.

5 p.m.

Hurricane Norman has maintained its Category 4 strength today and is currently about 1,460 miles east of Hilo.

Norman, with winds at 130 mph, is moving toward the west-northwest near 20 mph. This motion with a gradual decrease in forward speed is expected in the next few days. Gradual weakening is also expected in the next few days.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Olivia is moving slowly toward the west-northwest at 5 mph. It’s located 465 miles south-southwest of Baja California with winds near 45 mph.

Olivia could become a hurricane on Tuesday.

11 a.m.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center has reclassified Miriam as a post-tropical remnant low and issued its final advisory regarding the storm.

As of 11 a.m. today, Miriam was about 810 miles northeast of Hilo and about 910 miles east-northeast of Honolulu. It is expected to continue weakening today and dissipate completely by Monday.

Hurricane Norman continues its path toward the central Pacific and was approximately 1,580 miles east of Hilo at 11 a.m. today, with sustained winds near 130 mph. It is now moving west-northwest at nearly 20 mph, with a gradual decrease in forward speed expected over the next two to three days.

Some fluctuations in intensity are likely today and Monday, with a weakening trend expected later this week.

In addition, Tropical Storm Olivia continues to develop in the eastern Pacific about 465 miles south-southwest of Baja California, moving west-northwest at 7 mph with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph.

Olivia is expected to make a turn toward the west with increased forward speed later today or Monday. It is expected to become a hurricane by Tuesday.

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Hurricane Norman has made a “remarkable” comeback and is once again a Category 4 storm, according to forecasters, but still remains on track to pass north of Hawaii later this week.

As of 5 a.m. today, the National Weather Service says the “distinct eye” of Norman is approximately 1,700 miles east of Hilo and moving west-northwest at nearly 18 mph with maximum sustained winds near 130 mph.

Norman is expected to continue moving in the same direction at the same speed for the next two days, with a gradual decrease in forward speed as the week progresses.

Meanwhile, Miriam has lost even more strength overnight and is now a tropical depression about 840 miles northeast of Hilo with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. That storm is moving at about 14 mph and is expected to become a post-tropical remnant low later today before dissipating by late Monday, forecasters said.

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