Hurricane Olivia: Olivia is barely a hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 75 mph with higher gusts, down from 80 mph in the last update. Most models have Hurricane Olivia becoming a tropical storm, but the path travels between Hilo and Kona.
09/09/2018 Tropical Storm Olivia Spaghetti Models: All the Tropical Storm Olivia spaghetti models currently show how Hawaii is expected to be impacted.
09/09/2018 5am KHON2 Weather Update
Read more about why Kona, generally, receives far less rain than Hilo.
09/09/2018 Hurricane Olivia Rainfall Projections: Hurricane Olivia mostly likely will become a tropical storm, but still have a significant amount of rainfall. The eastern side of the Big Island may 5-8″ while the western side (Kona) forecasts 1-2″.
While Hurricane Olivia is expected to become a tropical storm, damaging winds and rains may occur. Click here for the latest Hurricane Olivia project path. Click the image below to see the latest forecast from The Weather Channel.
09/06/2018 Hurricane Olivia Update: Hurricane Olivia, while approaching Hawaii, appears to be losing strength and is expected to become a tropical storm. Click here for the latest Hurricane Olivia project path.
NOAA Eastern North Pacific 5-Day Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook: Click the image below and you will connect to the latest National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hurricane forecast.
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Three Pele-grown mountains protect Kona when weather originates from the east (and sometimes to the south): Mauna Kea at 13,803 feet, Mauna Loa at 13,679 feet and Hualalai at 8,271 feet.