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Hurricane Hilda crosses into the Central Pacific on its trek west

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Hawaii County Civil Defense audio message on Hurricane Hilda

Position of Hurricane Hilda provided by CPHC

Position of Hurricane Hilda provided by CPHC

As of 11 p.m. HST Friday (Aug 7) Category 2 Hurricane Hilda was centered about 1,040 miles east-southeast of Hilo moving west-northwest at 15 mph.

Hilda has maximum sustained winds of 105 mph (165 km/h). Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the center while tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km).

Hawaii Island falls within the ‘cone of uncertainty’ path forecast for the system. Hilda is forecast to begin weakening Sunday (Aug 9).

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.

Central Pacific Infrared Images

Central Pacific Infrared Images

Full earth image taken at 8 p.m. HST Friday, August 7, 2015. Photo courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

Full earth image taken at 8 p.m. HST Friday, August 7, 2015. Photo courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

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