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update on the hurricane

Hurricane Flossie is now a Category 3 hurricane. It is still expected to travel south of the Big Island sometime tomorrow (Tuesday). The hurricane experts now say that they don't feel that the hurricane will weaken as previously expected. All of the islands have been experiencing lots of high winds trade wind weather. The wind is not "from" the hurricane but is due to the hurricane. This is a good thing. This means that the trade winds are keeping the storm on course south of the islands. But, the hurricane is HUGE and so at least tropical storm conditions and possible hurricane conditions will most likely hit the Big Island even if the eye of the storm does not hit the islands. There is also concern of flash flood conditions due to the amount of rain predicted to fall in the Big Island. All schools on the Big Island have already been closed for tomorrow.

Here is the latest picture as of 5 pm tonight. I was not able to find an update of that colored picture I posted yesterday.
The storm looks ENORMOUS! Will update again tomorrow when more is known...

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