HIRSC - Weather Team continues to monitor Hurricane Douglas and potential weather impacts on Hawaii Island. Hurricane Douglas is located 1,690 miles east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii Island.
HIRSC - Hawaii Island Team initiated emergency action plans and preparation work related to potential impacts from Douglas.
Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Holualoa) and Weather Team
Weather Bulletin for Hurricane Douglas (As of 11 am HST - 7/22/2020)
Hurricane Douglas Advisory Number 10 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL EP082020 1100 AM HST Wed Jul 22 2020 ...DOUGLAS CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN... ...COULD BECOME A MAJOR HURRICANE ON THURSDAY... SUMMARY OF 1100 AM HST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...12.1N 130.9W ABOUT 1570 MI...2525 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA ABOUT 1690 MI...2715 KM ESE OF HILO HAWAII MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH...130 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 16 MPH...26 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...989 MB...29.21 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 1100 AM HST (2100 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Douglas was located near latitude 12.1 North, longitude 130.9 West. Douglas is moving toward the west near 16 mph (26 km/h). A turn toward the west-northwest is expected by this evening, and a west- northwestward motion at a faster forward speed is forecast to continue into the weekend. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 80 mph (130 km/h) with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next day or two, and Douglas could become a major hurricane on Thursday. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 10 miles (20 km) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km). The estimated minimum central pressure is 989 mb (29.21 inches). HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- None. NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 500 PM HST.
Tropical Cyclone Outlook for the East Pacific Region (As of 11 pm PST - 7/21/2020:
Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL Issued by NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 1100 AM PDT Wed Jul 22 2020 For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on recently upgraded Hurricane Douglas, located a little over 1500 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. 1. An area of low pressure is forecast to form south of the southern coast of Mexico and portions of Central America by this weekend. Some development of this system is possible early next week while it moves generally west-northwestward. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 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, should the forecast models continue to stay in agreements.
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 occur.
Website and other Media Platforms will also remain online and counterparts in the mainland US will continue to provide updates on events from 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 (should any occur): We will posting them via our Scanner Log, Twitter, and also via a Google Map (to be created in the coming days). We will update our followers on the links to all media being used to document/record weather 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/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