LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A Tropical Storm Flossie projected path was updated by the National Hurricane Center today moments ago. Tropical Storm Flossie 2013’s projected path is putting interests in Hawaii on warning Monday, the National Hurricane Center tells news today July 28, 2013.
Tropical Storm Flossie strangely does not appear on the National Hurricane Center’s home page listings of Eastern Pacific alerts today. But Flossie is expected to hit Hawaii today. On Saturday, NHC told news that the Flossie was moving northwest at 20 mph. By Sunday, she turned more westward and decreased speed in her approach to Hawaii. At the time, Flossie was producing winds of 65 mph strength.
In a news briefing this morning, NHC indicates that a tropical storm warning is in effect for Hawaii County, Maui County, including the Islands of Maui, Molokai, Lani and Kahoolawe along with Oahu. Meantime a tropical storm watch is in effect for Kauai and Niihau.
Officials tell news that “Flossie is expected to reach the Big Island late Monday, Maui County Monday morning and Oahu Monday Night.” They added that “Tropical storm conditions are possible on Kauai and Nihau Monday night lasting into Tuesday.”
Officials also tell news that strong, dangerous surf will strike the east shores of the Islands on Monday with “the largest surf expected on Monday into Tuesday.” For continuing coverage of Flossie, click HERE.