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Hurricane Olaf Tracking North Away From State

October 24, 2015, 8:52 AM HST
* Updated October 24, 8:54 AM
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The Central Pacific Hurricane Center reports that Hurricane Olaf is tracking north in the Pacific and remains well east of the Big Island.

As of 5 a.m., Hurricane Olaf was about 540 miles east of Hilo, holding maximum sustained winds of 120 miles per hour as it moved in a north-northeast direction.

Hurricane Olaf is maintaining Category 3 hurricane strength, but is expected to weaken through Sunday night.

A high surf warning has been extended for East facing shores through 6 a.m. Sunday. A high surf advisory is posted for south facing shores until 6 p.m. Saturday, and a Small Craft Advisory is posted for all waters through 6 p.m. Sunday.

Swells generated by Hurricane Olaf will produce life-threatening and potentially damaging surf along east facing shores of the state throughout the weekend.

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