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Olaf Brings in High Surf as it Tracks Northeast

October 25, 2015, 9:09 AM HST
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As Hurricane Olaf, now a Category 1 hurricane, continues to track towards the northeast, the Big Island is feeling the effects of high surf generated by swells brought in by the system.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center says that rough and elevated surf along east facing shores of the state will continue throughout the day.

As of 5 a.m., Hurricane Olaf was located about 755 miles east-northeast of Hilo, holding maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour as it traveled towards the northeast at eight mph.

Hurricane Olaf is forecast to continue its northeast movement with an increase in forward speed Sunday through Monday. The storm is also expected to continue to weaken, with the potential of becoming a tropical storm either late Sunday or on Monday.

Hurricane force winds are extending outward up to 40 miles from the storm’s center, and tropical force winds extend about 195 miles out.


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