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Tropical Storm Forms West of the State

July 10, 2015, 5:58 PM HST
* Updated July 10, 6:04 PM
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A tropical storm has formed from Tropical Depression One-C, as of the Central Pacific Hurricane Center’s 5 p.m. update.

Tropical Storm Halola is far west of Hawai’i, about 430 miles to the southwest of Johnston Island and 1,440 miles to the east of Wake Island. According to CPHC, maximum sustained winds are at 40 miles per hour as the system moves west at 12 mph.

Topical Depression Two-C continues to be monitored and is currently far south of the Big Island, approximately 610 miles to the south-southeast of Honolulu and about 970 miles to the east-southeast of Johnston Island.

As of 4 p.m., the National Weather Service continues to forecast that remnants of Post-Tropical Cyclone Ela will move through the islands over the weekend.Tradewinds are expected to be disrupted and muggy weather and locally heavy showers have been forecasted.

High surf along east shores that was generated as Post-Tropical Cyclone Ela passed east of Hilo remain, and surf is expected to be heightened through Saturday night. The swells should be below advisory levels before sunrise Sunday.

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