Erick still hanging on as a Hurricane

At 11:00 AM HST, the center of Hurricane Erick was located 285 miles SSE of Hilo. Erick is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph, and this motion is expected to continue over the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center of Erick will pass within about 200 miles south of the Big Island of Hawaii later today and tonight.

Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph with higher gusts. Significant weakening is forecast during the next couple of days, and Erick is expected to weaken to a tropical storm later today or tonight.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles.

SURF: Swells generated by Erick will build across the Hawaiian Islands today and persist across some areas through Friday, potentially producing dangerous surf conditions, mainly along east and southeast facing shores.

RAINFALL: Moisture associated with Erick will spread over portions of the Hawaiian Islands through Saturday, bringing the potential for localized heavy rainfall. Total rainfall amounts of 4 to 8 inches are possible, with localized higher amounts.

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