By Jeff King
The good news: Tropical Storm Fausto (or what’s left of it) could bring welcome rain to the Hawaiian Islands. The bad news: It could just as easily bring too much rain or no rain at all. Maui weather guru, Glenn James, offers this report and links while tracking the storm:
“Tropical storm Fausto, the 6th tropical cyclone of the hurricane season…remains active in the northeastern Pacific. This storm won’t attain hurricane strength, although it’s claim to fame will be that it’s able to push into our central Pacific on Friday. I expect it to quickly weaken once that happens, coming down into a tropical depression status, or even as a remnant low pressure system into the weekend. It wouldn’t be out of the question to have it bring some tropical showers our way early next week. At this point, I’d say that we have nothing to worry about in terms of strong winds, although it would be wise to stay tuned. Here’s the NHC graphical track map, a satellite image…and what the computer models are showing for this storm.”
Even though Preparedness Week has come and gone, it’s not too late to be sure your home “Hurricane Kit” is stocked and that you and your family have a plan in the event Fausto decides to show up in a few days. See what the National Hurricane Center says you should keep in mind.