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Hurricane Olaf Moves into the Cental Pacific

October 20, 2015, 7:40 AM HST
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By: Jamilia Epping

Hurricane Olaf was located about 1,115 miles east-southeast of Hilo, as of the Central Pacific Hurricane Center’s 5 a.m. advisory. The storm crossed over into CPHC jurisdiction Monday night.

CPHC reports that Hurricane Olaf is circulating maximum sustained winds up to 150 miles per hour as it travels towards the west-northwest at 10 mph.

Forecasters say that Hurricane Olaf is expected to continue on its current path through Tuesday night before turning towards the northwest on Wednesday and lasting through Thursday.

Hurricane Olaf is currently a category four hurricane and is expected to go through a period of fluctuating intensity through Tuesday night. Beginning Wednesday, the storm should begin to lose some of its strength.

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Surf heights will soon see some of the effects of Hurricane Olaf, as large swells generated by the storm are forecast to begin arriving over the next couple of days, causing large and potentially dangerous surf.

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