[Update; Hurricane Hilda veered off to the south, lost its wind power, and so we did not get any action from her!]
Here we go again, courtesy of El Nino, another hurricane right away!
This one is Hilda, and reached Category 4 status (140 mph sustained winds) before steadily losing steam as she heads our way, faster than the one last week that veered off to the northeast.
Hilda is supposed to move across the southern tip of the Big Island on Thursday, but have much less power by that time – down to a Tropical Depression with 35 mph winds. So probably not much damage but a lot if rain, 4 inches predicted around the Hilo area Thursday.
You can see the outer bands of weather (clouds and rain) influenced by the storm reaching us already on Monday evening.
You can see the color infrared image enhancement that shows the intensity of precipitation in the storm, lime green being the top end of the scale!
Check out Hilda’s path with the latest satellite image loop.