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Hilda weakens to a tropical depression, flood and surf watches in effect

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Hawaii County Civil Defense 5:15 a.m. Thursdy (Aug 13) audio message on Hurricane Hilda

Position of Tropical Depression Hilda provided by CPHC

Position of Tropical Depression Hilda provided by CPHC

As of 11 a.m. HST Thursday (Aug 13) Hilda was reported to have weakened to a tropical depression centered about 235 miles (380 km) south-southeast of Hilo moving west-southwest at near 12 mph (19 km/h).

Hilda has maximum sustained winds near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts.

The tropical storm watch has been cancelled. A flash flood watch is in effect. A high surf and small craft advisory is in effect.

Hilda may produce heavy rainfall north of its path.

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.


Tropical cyclones traveling through hurricane alley west across the East and Central Pacific. With Hurricane Hilda weakening to a tropical depression near Hawaii. August 9-13, 2015. Movie courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

Central Pacific Infrared Images

Central Pacific Infrared Images

Full earth image taken at 11 a.m. HST Thursday, August 13, 2015. Photo courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

Full earth image taken at 11 a.m. HST Thursday, August 13, 2015. Photo courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

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