Hurricane Calvin: Tracking the Storm's Path Towards the Hawaiian Islands


Hurricane Calvin Tracking the Storm's


Hurricane Calvin, currently located in the Eastern Pacific, continues its west-northwest trajectory as it moves across open waters. The storm, classified as a Category 2 hurricane, is expected to weaken gradually. Forecasters predict that Calvin will approach or pass over the Big Island, potentially as a tropical storm, by early next week.


At present, Calvin is approximately 1,540 miles east-southeast of Hilo and 1,575 miles east-southeast of South Point on the Big Island. It is also about 1,610 miles east-southeast of Hāna, Maui, and 1,750 miles from Honolulu. Additionally, it is situated approximately 1,529 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California.


The storm is anticipated to enter the Central Pacific region by Monday. With maximum sustained winds of 100 mph, Calvin possesses hurricane-force winds that extend up to 25 miles from its center, and tropical storm-force winds up to 105 miles.


The west-northwestward movement of Calvin is predicted to persist. The National Weather Service's forecast office in Honolulu cautions that the storm's proximity to the islands from Tuesday night through Wednesday night may result in locally strong winds, heavy rainfall, and high surf. Although models align on Calvin's track, some uncertainty remains due to its current proximity to Baja California.


Authorities continue to highlight the potential danger of swells generated by Calvin, which are expected to bring life-threatening surf conditions and rip currents to Hawaii early next week.


As Hurricane Calvin maintains its Category 2 status, it maintains a westward course over open waters. By early Monday, it is projected to enter the Central Pacific, with the possibility of impacting the Big Island as early as Tuesday. The storm's path remains uncertain, making it too early to determine the exact location and extent of its potential impact.


As of 5 a.m. Saturday, Calvin was moving at a speed of 16 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph. Hurricane-force winds extended up to 35 miles outward from its center, while tropical storm-force winds reached up to 125 miles.


Over the next few days, Calvin is expected to weaken further due to cooler waters, a drier environment, and increased wind shear. Nonetheless, it is likely to maintain some tropical storm-force winds in its northern quadrant.


While authorities advise staying informed about the storm's progress, they urge residents to be prepared and take precautionary measures. The Hawai'i Emergency Management Agency emphasizes the importance of not underestimating the potential threats posed by Calvin, such as heavy rain, strong winds, coastal waves, and rip currents.

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