Hawaii facing rare hurricane contact from Iselle in early August

By on August 7, 2014

Satellite image of Hurricane Iselle (Credit: NASA Earth Observatory)

The state of Hawaii isn’t known for its hurricanes. The archipelago is a small target amidst plenty of ocean, so hurricane contact is rare. But on Thursday, August 7, the first of two major storms is set to hit the islands, NPR reported.

Hurricane Iselle is expected to hit Thursday, though some projections suggest it may weaken to a tropical storm. Hurricane Julio will likely follow suit on Saturday, August 9. It too may weaken into a tropical storm.

Only three hurricanes have directly hit Hawaii since 1950, the last of which was Hurricane Iniki in 1992.

Image: Satellite image of Hurricane Iselle (Credit: NASA Earth Observatory)


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