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Aloha Oho! Hurricane speeding away, generating high surf

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As of 5 a.m. Wednesday (Oct 7), Hurricane Oho was located about 645 miles (1040 km) east northeast of Hilo, Hawaii and moving towards the north northeast at 35 miles per hour (56 km/hr).

Presently Oho has maximum sustained winds of about 110 miles per hour (175 km/hr) with higher gusts. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 40 miles (65 km) from the center, tropical storm force winds extend 175 miles (280 km) from the center. The latest forecast expects Oho to continue moving toward the northeast and increase forward speed through Thursday afternoon.

A high surf advisory is in effect for the east facing shores of Hawaii Island due to Hurricane Oho generated swells.

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