Eye of Hurricane Olivia breaking apart

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The hurricane was traveling west-northwest at 16 miles per hour with 110 miles per hour maximum sustained winds.

On Friday, the National Weather Service released its Hawaii area analysis that noted light and variable winds are "expected tonight through Monday, as Hurricane Norman passes northeast of the state".

Hurricane Hector has returned to a Category 4 storm and picked-up speed as it moves towards Hawaii's Big Island.

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Even as a tropical storm, Lane cost the city about $1 million in overtime, Caldwell said.

Now a Category 2 hurricane located more than 1,500 miles east of Honolulu, Olivia is expected to weaken into a tropical storm by the time it reaches the islands early Wednesday. Thereafter, a mid-level ridge over Hawaii will impart some northerly steering flow on Olivia, which should cause the cyclone to move west-southwestward toward the main Hawaiian Islands.

The National Weather Service says high storm rainfall from Olivia is possible with amounts of 10 to 15 inches, with isolated amounts over 20 inches.

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As of 5 a.m. today, the storm was about 735 miles east-northeast of Hilo and 900 miles east of Honolulu with sustained winds near 75 mph and was moving westward at approximately 16 mph.

The storm's expected to continue tracking west-northwest through Saturday and enter the Central Pacific basin, which is where Hawaii is located, around that time, forecasters said.

They say because of global warming and higher water temperatures farther north, along with signs of El Niño, hurricanes are now following a new and more menacing route.

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The latest forecast track shows Olivia starting to impact the state on Tuesday night as a tropical storm. Hurricane Isaac is now located 1,305 miles west of the Windward Islands with sustained wind speeds of 75 mph.

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