Hurricane Lester : Tracking Map | Weather Underground


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Source: Hurricane Lester : Tracking Map | Weather Underground (https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/eastern-pacific/2016/tropical-storm-Lester).

Accessed on 30 August 2016, 01:45 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Two major hurricanes are threatening Hawaii. The first is Madeline, a Category 3 hurricane packing maximum sustained winds of 115 mph, moving west at 10 mph. Like Hurricane Iselle in August 2014, Madeline is headed straight for Hawaii Island, with landfall expected sometime on Wednesday in the Ka’u District.  A hurricane watch has been issued for Hawaii Island.  As of 2 p.m. Monday, 29 August 2016, Madeline is about 600 miles east of Hilo.  Hawaii Island residents have been told to prepare for high winds, heavy showers, and higher than normal surf.

Right behind Madeline is Hurricane Lester, now a Category 4 storm packing maximum sustained winds of 135 mph, with gusts of up to 160 mph.  Lester is about 1,300 miles east of Hilo, moving west at 13 mph. Lester is expected to pass close to Hawaii Island on Saturday, 03 September 2016.


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Hurricane Watch Issued: Madeline Rapidly Intensifies to a Major Hurricane; Could Threaten Hawaii Wednesday | The Weather Channel


Madeline will make a close approach to parts of the Hawaiian Islands this week.

Source: Hurricane Watch Issued: Madeline Rapidly Intensifies to a Major Hurricane; Could Threaten Hawaii Wednesday | The Weather Channel (https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-depression-fourteen-e-tropical-storm-madeline-hurricane).

Accessed on 30 August 2016, 01:10 hrs. UTC.

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Comment:

Madeline has intensified into a Category 3 hurricane.  As of 2 p.m., Monday, 29 August 2016, Madeline is located about 600 miles east of Hilo, packing maximum sustained winds of 115 mph and moving west-northwest at 10 mph. Madeline is following a similar path taken by Tropical Storm Iselle in August 2014.

In anticipation of Madeline’s arrival on Wednesday, 31 August 2016, Hawaii County has been clearing culverts, cutting down fragile trees, and pre-positioning equipment.

Madeline is expected to bring high winds, large surf, and heavy showers to Hawaii Island, particularly in areas below Hilo.

A hurricane watch has been issued for Hawaii Island.  You should take precautions now before Madeline arrives.


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National Parks Service redoing Puukohola Heiau study | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


The public is getting another chance to weigh in on the designation of Puukohola Heiau as a national historic landmark, as the National Park Service conducts a study that could enlarge or decrease the size of the site itself.

Source: National Parks Service redoing Puukohola Heiau study | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/national-park-service-redoing-puukohola-heiau-study).

Accessed on 29 August 2016, 16:40 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Nancy Cook Lauer (“West Hawaii Today”).

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Comment:

Patty Henry, historian for the National Park Service National Historic Landmarks Program, tells reporter Nancy Cook Lauer that “the agency wanted to update information that was collected during the first study, and add more information to update the study to more stringent standards than were in place in the 1960s.”

Henry says the new study “could change the size of the property where the heiau is located, but  wouldn’t remove the site from the list…in general, it’s about making the study reflect the best knowledge about the site.”

The approval process involves public hearings, committee meetings of the National Park System Advisory Board, and a full review by the Secretary of the Interior.  Henry says “it’s possible the study won’t come up for review until late next year.”


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National Parks Service redoing Puukohola Heiau study | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


The public is getting another chance to weigh in on the designation of Puukohola Heiau as a national historic landmark, as the National Park Service conducts a study that could enlarge or decrease the size of the site itself.

Source: National Parks Service redoing Puukohola Heiau study | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/national-parks-service-redoing-puukohola-heiau-study).

Accessed on 29 August 2016, 16:20 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Nancy Cook Lauer (“West Hawaii Today”).

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Comment:

According to Patty Henry, historian for the National Park Service National Historic Landmarks Program, “the agency wanted to update information that was collected during the first study, and add more information to update the study to more stringent standards than were in place in the 1960s.”

Henry says the results of a new study “could change the size of the property where the heiau is located, but wouldn’t remove the site from the list.”  Henry adds that “in general, it’s about making the study reflect the best knowledge about the site.”

That final determination is a long process involving public hearings, committee  meetings of the National Park System Advisory Board, and analysis by the Secretary of the Interior.

Henry says it’s possible that the study “won’t come up for review until late next year.”


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Hurricane Lester now at Category 3 strength | Hawaii 24/7


Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher gusts. Lester is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

Source: Hurricane Lester now at Category 3 strength | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/08/28/hurricane-lester-forecast-to-maintain-intensity-over-next-four-days/).

Accessed on 29 August 2016, 15:45 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

As Hurricane Madeline approaches Hawaii Island, forecasters are keeping a close watch on Hurricane Lester, which is following Madeline’s general path to the Hawaiian Islands.  Lester, a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph (185 km/h), is about 1,785 miles (2,873 km) east of Hilo and is moving west at 15 mph (24 km/h).  Lester is expected to stay on its current path for the next three days before meeting the back end of Hurricane Madeline.  Forecasters believe Lester will have “a probable binary interaction with Madeline resulting in a west-northwest shift in the cyclone’s heading as it approaches the Hawaiian Islands.”  The tracking map gives you a general indication of what that revised path could look like.  The time to prepare for Madeline’s and Lester’s arrival is now.  The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency will broadcast updates over the radio/television and through the social media.


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Madeline now a hurricane forecast to gain more strength, on track for Hawaii | Hawaii 24/7


Maximum sustained winds are near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher gusts. Madeline is expected to strengthen slightly through Monday, then begin to weaken Tuesday.

Source: Madeline now a hurricane forecast to gain more strength, on track for Hawaii | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/08/28/tropical-storm-madeline-forecast-to-gain-strength-on-track-for-hawaii).

Accessed on 29 August 2016, 15:30 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

As of 11 p.m., Sunday, 28 August 2016, Hurricane Madeline was about 755 miles (1,215 km) east of Hilo and moving west-northwest at 9 mph (17 km/h). Madeline has maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (140 km/h). The storm is expected to peak on Monday, 29 August 2016, with gradual weakening beginning on Tuesday, 30 August 2016. The storm track will take Madeline over the Ka’u District, accompanied by high winds and heavy showers. The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency will broadcast advisories over radio/television and through the social media. Now is the time to prepare for Madeline’s arrival.


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Pro wrestling’s Mr. Fuji dies at 82 | Honolulu Star-Advertiser


STAMFORD, Conn. >> World Wrestling Entertainment says the former star wrestler and manager Harry Fujiwara, better known as Mr. Fuji, has died at age 82. An obituary posted on WWE’s website Sunday said Fujiwara died that morning. The obituary doesn’t say where he died or list a cause of death. The WWE hasn’t responded to a request for comment from The Associated Press.

Source: Pro wrestling’s Mr. Fuji dies at 82 | Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://www.staradvertiser.com/breaking-news/pro-wrestlings-mr-fuji-dies-at-age-82).

Accessed on 29 August 2016, 15:05 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

One of pro wrestling’s most entertaining “bad guys” has left the ring. On Sunday, 28 August 2016, World Wrestling Entertainment announced the death of Harry Fujiwara at age 82.  Fujiwara was better known as “Mr. Fuji” to wrestling fans and got his start as a tag team member who was known for tossing salt into the eyes of opponents.  In the 1980s, Fujiwara managed a series of wrestlers, including George “The Animal” Steele.  Fujiwara was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007.


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