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Tropical Storm Guillermo 310 miles east of Hilo, tropical storm watch in effect

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Hawaii County Civil Defense 5 p.m. Tropical Guillermo audio update

UPDATED (11 p.m. on 8/4/2015)

Position of Tropical Storm Guillermo provided by CPHC

Position of Tropical Storm Guillermo provided by CPHC

A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center for Hawaii and Maui counties. As of 11 p.m. Tuesday (Aug 4) Tropical Storm Guillermo was located about 310 miles east of Hilo, moving west-northwest near eight mph.

Tropical Storm Guillermo currently has maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. These tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 185 miles (295 km) from the center. Guillermo is forecast to pass about 175 miles north-northeast of Hawaii Island Wednesday night.

A high surf advisory has been issued for north and east shores of Hawaii Island due to surf generated by Guillermo. A flash flood watch has been issued until Thursday (Aug 6).

Heavy rainfall is possible for Hawaii Island and may be in the one to three inch range with maximum amounts near seven inches mainly in higher terrain.

For a reminder of how to prepare during this hurricane system read these tips by HELCO or go to our ‘Be Prepared’ menu near the top of this page for hurricane information.


Hurricane/Tropical Storm Guillermo follows ‘hurricane alley’ across the Pacific on track towards Hawaii. August 1-4, 2015. Video of GOES-15 Satellite imagery via NOAA-NASA GOES Project

Full earth image taken at 11 p.m. HST Tuesday, August 4, 2015. Photo courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

Full earth image taken at 11 p.m. HST Tuesday, August 4, 2015. Photo courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

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