Storm watch in effect as Hurricane Hector nears Hawaii

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The current forecast for Debby retains subtropical storm status through Wednesday (8/8) morning before weakening to a depression by Wednesday evening.

Hector also posed no immediate threat to land, but the center said people in Hawaii should monitor the storm's progress as it was projected to pass just south of the islands by midweek.

- The National Hurricane Center has announced that a Subtropical storm has formed in the North Atlantic.

According to the National Hurricane Center, "small but powerful" Hector continues to churn away in the eastern Pacific as a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 120 miles per hour.

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 Ileana were as cold as or colder than.

Wind: Tropical storm force winds are possible across Hawaii Island late Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Hector is centered less than 300 miles southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, moving west.

Hawaii emergency officials are keeping track of a hurricane that's expected to pass to the south of the islands this week.

The center of Hector was about 750 miles east-southeast of Honolulu, the NWS alert said Tuesday.

John was expected to strengthen rapidly and become a major hurricane by late today.

Farther out in the Pacific, Tropical Storm Kristy had sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (75 kph) and was moving west-northwest at 6 miles per hour (9 kph). The rest of the Atlantic Basin is quiet at this time. Debby will not be a threat to land. A turn toward the northeast is forecast by this afternoon, and that motion should continue into Thursday.

Last week finished up with a hurricane and three disturbances in the East Pacific tropics.

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