Hurricane center tracking storms south of Hawaii
The National Weather Service and Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu this morning issued a Special Tropical Weather Outlook for an area of disturbed weather 1,300 miles south-southwest of the Islands.
Forecaster Ray Tanabe said the weather service is tracking an area of thunderstorms that is moving slowly eastward.
“We’re just letting people know that it’s an area we’re watching,” Tanabe said.
“The chances of it developing into a cyclone are real low, but we’ve seen it happen before in El Nino conditions.”
In its advisory, the weather service noted: “Hurricane Ekeka and Tropical Storm Hali formed (in the Central Pacific Basin) in the El Nino year of 1992 in January and March, respectively.”
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