History tells us: Tropical storms in Hawaii can cause major damage

Olivia's track shows it coming close to the Big Island

It's moving westward at 12 mph about 595 miles east-northeast of Hilo and 760 miles east of Honolulu.

On the forecast track, Olivia will be approaching the main Hawaiian Islands later Tuesday and Tuesday night.

With its maximum sustained winds dropping to 70 miles per hour Friday, the former Hurricane Norman became a tropical storm, the National Weather Service reported.

Hurricane Olivia, a storm with sustained winds of 80 miles per hour, is churning toward Hawaii and could affect the island chain as early as Tuesday evening.

The National Hurricane Center has issued advisories for the Atlantic on Hurricane Florence, and two tropical storms, Helene and Isaac.

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In stiflingly hot conditions, the American went down 6-2 6-3 to Sevastova, who is through to her first grand slam semi-final. The last time was in 2009 when he reached the semi-finals of Roland-Garros and then won the US Open .

A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch area.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles from the eye and tropical storm-force winds extend up to 115 miles. "I can't find another example of a hurricane/typhoon nearing Guam, Hawaii & the eastern United States at nearly exactly the same time (days ~ 4,5,6 respectively)".

In the latest five-day forecast, the entire state is under the "cone of uncertainty" for Wednesday.

Flash flooding is also expected from the second cyclone to strike the islands in 2018, after Hurricane Lane brought over 50 inches of rain in August.

Hurricane Hector has returned to a Category 4 storm and picked-up speed as it moves towards Hawaii's Big Island. "We've already had multiple very intense hurricanes out in the central pacific by Hawaii", he says. The "p" storm has already formed in the eastern Pacific, and we have a couple months left in the season.

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