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Hilda weakening, now a Category 2 Hurricane, forecast path shifts left

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Hawaii County Civil Defense 5:10 p.m. Sunday (Aug 9) 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 Sunday (Aug 9) Hilda was reported to be a Category 2 Hurricane centered about 480 miles southeast of Hilo moving west-northwest at 9 mph.

Hilda has maximum sustained winds near 100 mph (155 km/h). Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center while tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km).

Hilda is forecast for Hilda to weaken to a tropical storm in the next 48 hours. Hilda is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm on Tuesday (Aug 11).

Swells associated with Hurricane Hilda will produce large surf along east and southeast facing shores over the next couple of days. A high surf advisory is in effect for east facing shores of Hawaii Island and east Maui.

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


Hurricane Hilda follows ‘hurricane alley’ across the Pacific on track towards Hawaii. August 6-8, 2015 UTC. Video of GOES-15 Satellite imagery via NOAA-NASA GOES Project

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