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Hurricane Hector

Category 3 Hurricane Hector drives west across the Pacific

In addition, the Disaster Recovery Center assisting residents with the Kilauea eruption recovery will be closed Wednesday because of the threat posed by Hector. "Although transition to a tropical cyclone is possible, no significant strengthening is anticipated since the cyclone will soon be moving over cool water and become fully embedded within a larger mid-latitude trough approaching from the west". It was projected to gradually weaken while still remaining a hurricane over the next several days.

Subtropical storm Debby formed Tuesday, becoming the fourth named storm of hurricane season.

Ileana was closer to shore, centered about 155 miles (245 kilometers) south-southeast of Manzanillo.

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Far out to sea, a strengthening Hurricane Hector was in the central Pacific as a strong Category 4 storm, with winds of 155 miles per hour (250 kph), the Center Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu reported. It was likely to bring rain to the southern peninsula, as well as heavy surf.

"The storm is moving toward the north near 16 mph [26 km/h], and this general motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected during the next 24 hours".

The Category 4 hurricane was expected to pass less than 200 miles south of the Big Island on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.

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