Thursday, September 01, 2016
The Lull Between T.S. Madeline and Hurricane Lester
Hurricane Madeline was downgraded to a tropical storm and swept the island yesterday. There were heavy rains and high winds, especially in Waimea, Kawaihae, Waikoloa, and South Point (Ka Lae). Most of the town was closed as a precaution. Hurricane Lester is nearing the island. As of yesterday afternoon, it was a category three hurricane on a west-northwest path. Lester is forecast to weaken to a category one as it passes by the island to the north.