Tropical storm to cross Hawaii Monday

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(KTVI)-Heavy rain, dangerous surf, and potentially damaging winds are in store for several Hawaiian islands with the arrival Tropical Storm Flossie. Flossie is expected to pass near the northern tip of the Big Island and southern Maui Island Monday.

Flossie is slowly weakening and moving west at about 20 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph, with higher gusts. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 175 miles from the center.

Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for the islands of Hawaii,  Maui, Molokai, Lanai and
Kahoolawe. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the island of Oahu.

Flossie could bring total rainfall amounts of 6 to 10 inches over the Big Island.

The last time a hurricane or tropical storm reached Hawaii was Hurricane Iniki in 1992 which devastated the south shore of Kauai.

Website: NWS Central Pacific Hurricane Center

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