Hurricane Douglas: Category 1 storm moves rapidly away from Kauai

HONOLULU — Hurricane Douglas, a Category 1 storm, continued to swirl away from the main Hawaiian islands Monday morning, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center.

Here are the latest updates:

Update 2 p.m. EDT July 27: Hurricane Douglas continued to shift away from the Hawaiian Islands on Monday morning, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service’s National Weather Center.

The storm was about 130 miles northwest of Lihue as of 8 a.m. local time Monday and moving toward the west-northwest at 17 mph, according to officials. Douglas is expected to bring strong winds to some parts of Hawaii.

Update 11:45 a.m. EDT July 27: Hurricane Douglas continued to meander away from the Hawaiian Islands on Monday morning, moving west-northwest at about 17 mph, according to the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center.

Officials said the storm has held steady in recent hours with maximum sustained winds measured at 90 mph. The storm was 90 miles northwest of Lihue, Hawaii, as of 5 a.m. local time, officials said.

Update 8:07 a.m. EDT July 27: Hurricane Douglas is rapidly moving away from Kauai, according to the National Hurricane Center.

In its 2 a.m. HST (8 a.m. EDT) advisory, the agency said the Category 1 storm, which had maximum sustained winds of 90 mph, was located about 60 miles north-northwest of Lihue, Kauai, and 150 miles northwest of Honolulu. It was moving west-northwest at 16 mph.

A hurricane warning for Kauai County, which includes Kauai and Niihau, has been canceled, the agency said. Meanwhile, parts of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument remained under a tropical storm warning, according to the advisory.

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Published 5:24 a.m. EDT July 27: Hurricane Douglas continued to strengthen late Sunday, moving away from Oahu and skirting north of Kauai, according to the National Hurricane Center.

In its 11 p.m. HST (5 a.m. EDT) advisory, the agency said the Category 1 storm, which had maximum sustained winds of 90 mph, was located about 50 miles northeast of Lihue, Kauai, and 100 miles northwest of Honolulu. It was moving west-northwest at 16 mph.

Kauai County, which includes Kauai and Niihau, remained under a hurricane warning, the agency said. Meanwhile, parts of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument were under a tropical storm warning, according to the advisory.

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