UDDATE: Three Tropical Depressions in Central Pacific
Friday, July 10
There have been no substantial changes from the last report issued by the National Weather Service’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center at 2 a.m. this morning.
Tropical Depression Ela is now located about 465 miles east of Hilo. Tropical Depression One-C is now 1,075 miles southwest of Honolulu. Tropical Depression Two-C is now 600 miles south of Hilo.
The Central Pacific Hurricane Center is now tracking three tropical depressions in the Central Pacific region.
Tropical Depression Ela remains on track far to the north of of the state, although a turn to the West is forecast sometime during the weekend. It is likely that the storm will continue weakening into a post-tropical remnant low by Friday.
As of 11 p.m. Thursday night, Ela was 470 miles east-northeast of Hilo and moving to the west-northwest at 12 miles per hour. It is currently maintaining maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.
Ela is considered no threat to the Hawaiian Islands, according to National Weather Service forecasters. Muggy weather is expected to intensify heading into the weekend, and heavy showers and possible thunderstorms remain in the forecast.
Two new tropical depressions have slowly formed to the south and west of the island chain, respectively.
Tropical Depression One-C, located 1,090 miles southwest of Honolulu, is tracking far to the west of the state, with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph and gaining strength as it keeps moving. Forecasters expect One-C to become a tropical storm by Friday.
Tropical Depression Two-C, has passed south of the Big Island and is currently 755 miles south-southeast of Honolulu with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph, It is moving slowly to the west at 6 mph.
Like One-C, it is expected to maintain its movement to the west and continue past the state while gaining strength, with a good chance of becoming a tropical storm on Friday.