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August 10th, 2009
10:33 AM ET

Tropical Weather Update

Tropical Storm Felicia is approaching the Hawaiian Islands and tropical storm watches have been posted for several of the islands from Oahu southeastward to Hawaii. Felicia is currently forecast to strike the island of Oahu on Tuesday evening around 8 p.m. local time (2 a.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time). High surf and torrential rain is likely as the storm passes just to the north of Honolulu as a minimal tropical storm with sustained winds of 40 mph.

A strong tropical wave in the far eastern Atlantic near the Cape Verde Islands diminished in intensity overnight. However, conditions are favorable for intensification and it could still become the second tropical depression of the 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The wave is forecast to move west-northwestward over the next several days with little change in intensity.

Farther to the east, a strong tropical wave will be emerging off the west coast of Africa and models are developing this wave into a significant tropical cyclone as it moves off the African coast later this week.

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  1. michael armstrong sr.

    So wheres all the destruction that the enviromentist predicted this has got to be the calmest hurrican season in 50 years all this green energy is nothing but a gimic to fill the pockets of Al Gore.

    August 10, 2009 at 10:44 am |
  2. Lynn Frederick

    I was disappointed in you showing the bus and not a summary of the various health care bills. America can understand them. Help us, don't insult us. Whip up some powerpoint type presentations on each of the proposed bills and give us an idea of the differences. Our statesmen are evidently too politically motivated to do this. What is your excuse?

    August 10, 2009 at 12:17 pm |