Hurricane Guillermo is a Category One hurricane as of 5 a.m. HST today. The National Hurricane Center headline declares “…GUILLERMO RACING WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT ABOUT 17 MPH…”
Maui weather guru Glenn James says he thinks the storm could reach Category Three status before gradually weakening as it draws a bead on the Aloha State.
Or maybe not. This spaghetti-like image indicates the computer models for where Guillermo might be by the middle of next week.
At 5 a.m. HST Guillermo (Spanish for William, Bill and/or Willie) was 12.4N, 132.7W, or about 1,570 miles east southeast of Hilo. Maximum sustained winds are 90 miles per hour and central pressure is 975 Millibars (28.8 inches of mercury on your barometer). Present movement is 17 mph to the west northwest. As of the latest report, no coastal watches or warnings are in effect. The system is expected to lose some forward momentum over the weekend. However, forecasters also say the system shows signs of strengthening during to the weekend to a major hurricane.
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