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Subject: Hurricane Watch for the Big Island
hurricane watch has been issued for the Big Island. It's too soon to forecast
the intensity, track, and impact of the hurricane; however, the U.S. Coast
Guard has already stated that the Ports of Hilo and Kawaihae will be closed
today at 8:00 p.m.
closely behind Hurricane Madeline is Hurricane Lester, which has now reached
Category 4 intensity. Hurricane Lester was located nearly 1,400 miles west of
the southern tip of Baja California late this morning. It is moving west, and
forecasted to continue doing so for the next several days before tracking to
the west-northwest this weekend. This track may bring Lester near the Hawaiian
Islands by Labor Day weekend. Lester may weaken, but it is too soon to be
certain about the specifics of wind and rain intensity. Changes in the forecast
track and intensity could have important ramifications on impacts.
We will keep you posted as more information becomes
available. Should you need to contact
us, please call us at 800-488-4888, Ext. 2020.
Best wishes to our Associates, friends and their families. We
hope you will all be safe and out of harms way!