Saturday, August 11, 2007
Moving westward into the central Pacific, Hurricane Flossie, some 1000 miles east-southeast of the Big Island of Hawaii, is a major hurricane. Winds remain at 135 mph, which makes this a Category 4 Hurricane.
Flossie is forecast to maintain hurricane status into Tuesday. The forecast then calls for it to weaken back to a tropical storm as it encounters cooler waters, and more stable conditions. The system is also forecast to head more to the west-northwest, which would cause it to pass only a few hundred mile south Hawaii. This would be close enough to generate some high surf and waves, as well as increase showers for the Islands. Also the trade winds north of Flossie would be strengthened.
We stocked up on all the essentials and have plywood on hand should we need it to cover the windows. Wish us luck!