5:00 p.m. Hurricane Douglas update from the National Weather Service
The Hurricane Warning has been canceled for Maui County, including the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* Kaua'i County, including the islands of Kaua'i and Niihau
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
On the forecast track, Douglas will pass near Oahu and Kauai tonight.
Maximum sustained winds are near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher
gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, but
Douglas is expected to remain a hurricane as it moves near the
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles.
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Hurricane conditions are expected across portions of Oahu
this evening and on Kauai tonight. Due to the steep terrain of the
islands, localized strong wind gusts are expected.
SURF: Large swells generated by Douglas will affect the Hawaiian
Islands tonight, producing life-threatening and potentially
damaging surf along exposed shores. Storm surge of up to 2 feet is
possible. Surf will decline on Monday.
RAINFALL: Heavy rainfall associated with Douglas is expected to
affect portions of the main Hawaiian Islands tonight into Monday.
Total rain accumulations of 3 to 6 inches with locally higher
amounts are possible, with the greatest rainfall in elevated
terrain. This rain may result in flash flooding and land slides, as
well as rapid water level rises on small streams.
Road closures from HDOT:
A road closure on Hana Highway was already cleared out and highway re-opened.