A high surf warning has been issued for east-facing shores of Hawaii Island for 12-13 foot waves.
It's located around 1,200 miles west-northwest of The Azores, with winds that have picked up a little to 45 mph as it moves north-northeast at 9 mph. And the storm will continue to churn across the less-than-ideal waters through Wednesday, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center predicts.
An erupting Hawaii volcano is causing fewer earthquakes, and there's less lava coming out of an eruption site in a neighborhood just as the Big Island braces for an approaching hurricane.
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John was expected to strengthen rapidly and become a major hurricane by late Tuesday.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center of the storm and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km).
Even if El Nino fizzles, said Klotzbach, "we believe that the hurricane-unfavorable conditions in the Atlantic are likely to persist over the next several months". Two factors should keep Hector's impact on Hawaii minimal - relatively cool ocean temperatures and high pressure building over the North Pacific.
Debby's maximum sustained winds were near 40 miles per hour (65 kph), and the hurricane centre said the storm was expected to dissipate in a few days. A trough is then forecast to take Debby on a northeasterly track afterward, but fall apart afterward.
The peak time of the Atlantic hurricane season stretches between mid August and late October when historically the largest storms have done the most damage.