(Just a thought as we deal with Ophelia and Katrina, Jove and Kenneth are bearing down on the Hawaiian Islands…for those of you who don’t know, Hurricane Iniki smashed the island of Kauai on Sept 11, 1992. They say we are overdue here in Hawaii for hurricane, earthquake, and tsunami. Not to mention the fact that a terrorist attack on a Waikiki highrise would destroy the entire states economy…want to talk about third world conditions? Normal people already can’t afford to live here, give us a disaster, man made or natural and watch how quickly we descend the ladder of civilization…have a great day….cd)
Hurricane 2005! from AccuWeather.com – Hurricane Season Pictures, Forecasts, tracking maps, and information
Hurricane Jova is centered at 13.0 N and 134.3 W or about 1,450 miles
east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii. Maximum sustained winds were near 75 mph with higher gusts. The estimated minimum central pressure was 987 millibars or 29.15 inches. Jova was moving to the west at 10 mph. Jova is expected to remain a hurricane with some slight strengthening possible in the next 24-48 hours. Jova is expected to eventually turn more towards the west-northwest in response to a upper-level low north of Hawaii. Some slight weakening is expected to occur after 48 hours in response to cooler water temperatures.
Hurricane Kenneth was located near 13.0 N and 122.6 W or about 1100 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Maximum sustained winds were near 80 mph with higher gusts. The estimated minimum central pressure was 983 millibars or 29.03 inches. Kenneth was moving towards the west at 10 mph and is expected to strengthen further in the next 24-36 hours. After that, slightly cooler water temperatures are expected to weaken Kenneth. Kenneth is expected to track overall to the west-northwest over the next 72 hours.
A broad area of low pressure located about 650 miles southwest of Manazanillo, Mexico has become better organized. There is the potential for this low to develop further in the next 24-48 hours, possibly into a depression. Movement to the west is expected to continue.
An area of disturbed weather was located several hundred miles south-southwest of Acapulco, Mexico and was moving to the west-northwest. This area also has further potential for development in the next few days.