A hurricane advisory has residents in the Hawaiian Islands bracing for the rare possibility of facing two back-to-back tropical storms. The first, Hurricane Isrelle, is forecasted to reach Hawai’i as early as Thursday, August 7th, and predicted to wreck havoc with strong winds. Then, Tropical Storm Julio is on its tail fast approaching, and has been forecasted to upgrade to Hurricane status as of tonight.
Be advised if you are traveling to the Hawaiian Islands, to keep close attention to these storms.
KFDQ Meterologist, Bryan Rupp, reports:
As of today, Hurricane Iselle is at 15.9N 138.6W; moving west at 8mph with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph. At this time, Iselle is forecast to be downgraded to a tropical storm before it impacts Hawaii on Thursday. It is forecast to move directly over the big island around 11pm Hawaii Time Thursday night. It will continue to move along the islands wreaking havoc until 11pm Hawaii Time Saturday night.
The second storms is Tropical Storm Julio. As of 7am CT Julio is located at 13.6N 123.7W; moving: W @ 15 mph; minimum pressure: 1000mb; maximum sustained winds: 60 mph.
Julio is forecast to be upgraded to a hurricane by late tonight Hawaii time. It is then forecast to plow towards the Hawaiian Islands. At this time the long range forecast has Julio moving just north of the Big Island of Hawaii early Sunday morning Hawaii time.
According to NBC/Weather Channel Meteorologist Al Roker, the last time Hawaii was impacted by two tropical systems back-to-back was in the early 1980’s.