HIRSC - Weather Team has watchful eyes on Major Hurricane Douglas and currently evaluating the potential weather impacts on Hawaii Island. Hurricane Douglas is located 1,335 miles east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii Island.
We want to remind all of our followers please monitor the latest forecast and heed all instructions being given by emergency officials. Now is the time to get all preparation work underway and ensure you have all the necessary supplies ready to go.
HIRSC - Hawaii Island emergency action plans in place and preparation work related to potential impacts from Douglas is underway.
Published by: HIRSC - Nevada (Henderson), Utah (St. George), and Weather Teams
Weather Bulletin for Hurricane Douglas (As of 5 am HST - 7/23/2020)
BULLETIN Hurricane Douglas Advisory Number 13 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL EP082020 500 AM HST Thu Jul 23 2020 ...DOUGLAS MOVING QUICKLY WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AS A CATEGORY-3 HURRICANE... SUMMARY OF 500 AM HST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...13.6N 135.9W ABOUT 1335 MI...2150 KM ESE OF HILO HAWAII MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...120 MPH...195 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 20 MPH...31 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...964 MB...28.47 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. Interests in the Hawaiian Islands should monitor the progress of Douglas. DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 500 AM HST (1500 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Douglas was located near latitude 13.6 North, longitude 135.9 West. Douglas is moving toward the west-northwest near 20 mph (31 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue for the next few days with a gradual decrease in forward speed and a slight turn toward the west. Maximum sustained winds remain near 120 mph (195 km/h) with higher gusts. Douglas is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some strengthening is possible today before a gradual weakening starts on Friday and continues through the weekend. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km). The estimated minimum central pressure is 964 mb (28.47 inches). HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- None. Key messages for Douglas can be found in the Tropical Cyclone Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDEP3 and WMO header WTPZ43 KNHC. NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 1100 AM HST.
Tropical Cyclone Outlook for the East Pacific Region (As of 11 am PST - 7/23/2020:
Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 1100 AM PDT Thu Jul 23 2020 For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Douglas, located over the far western portion of the basin. 1. An area of low pressure could form south of the southern coast of Mexico over the weekend. Any development of this system is expected to be slow to occur through early next week while it moves generally west-northwestward. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent.
HIRSC Statement Regard Emergency Action Plan (EAP) for Hurricane Douglas:
The HIRSC Team is continuing to monitor Tropical Cyclone Douglas (Now a Hurricane) in the East Pacific Basin, making it's way over to the Central Pacific Basin. Based on the latest forecast models reviewed by our Administration, Moderating, and Weather Team, the following action plan have been implemented:
All HIRSC - Hawaii Island Team has shifted all operations to our mainland counterparts in Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and Colorado. Hawaii Island members are beginning their own personal preparation work for potential impacts to Hawaii Island
Both the West Hawaii Scanner Feeds (Traditional and Call Platforms) will remain online during weather events. Should an outage occur, HIRSC Team will do their best to restore the feed as quickly and safely possible. Listeners should anticipate long outages during inclement weather.
Website and other Media Platforms will also remain online and counterparts in the mainland US will continue to maintain media platforms and provide updates on events from Hawaii Island or items that will have an effect on Hawaii or Hawaii Island.
All in-person programming services have been temporarily suspended and will resume when declared safe to do so.
Incidents and Events related to Douglas the HIRSC Team will be updating the following platforms on events:
We would like to remind our followers that we are in the midst of Hurricane Season and everyone should be prepared and have all emergency supplies up to 14-days ready and action plans in place.
Any further team actions to occur related to Tropical Cyclone Douglas will provide an update as we get more information.
Stay Safe and Be Prepared,
HIRSC Founder and Administrator