Hawaii's Big Island readies as Hurricane Hector approaches

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Debby poses no threat to land, as the storm is located about 1,150 miles west-northwest of the Azores.

Two new tropical storms were strengthening off Mexico on Monday and both were projected to reach hurricane force while marching northwestward parallel to the coast, bringing heavy surf.

On Aug. 6 at 4:40 a.m. EDT (0840 UTC) NASA's Aqua satellite found coldest temperatures of strongest thunderstorms (yellow) in Tropical Storm John were as cold as or colder than.

The last - and weakest - cyclone in the Pacific is Tropical Storm Kristy, which is no threat to land.

A tropical storm warning has been issued for Hawaii County as Hurricane Hector continues its approach toward Hawaiian waters.

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Debby transitioned to a tropical storm Wednesday morning with a greater concentration of storms near its center.

Hurricane Hector, with 130 mph winds, is about 540 miles east-southeast of Hilo.

Farther out to sea, a strengthening Hurricane Hector headed for the central Pacific as a Category 4 storm, with winds of 140 miles per hour (220 kph), the Center Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu reported.

The center of Hector will pass about 200 miles south of the Big Island on Wednesday, according to the latest forecast from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu.

Meanwhile, a bushfire on the Big Island doubled in size overnight and has burned through more than 600 hectares of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Combined with high tides, this could lead to some overwash of low-lying coastal areas and perhaps some beach erosion. Swells generated by John are expected to begin affecting the coast of southwestern Mexico during the next day or so.

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