Two Hurricanes Barreling Towards Hawaii

Currently there are two hurricanes churning in the Pacific headed towards the Hawaiian Islands. Both hurricanes, Madeline and Lester are expected to pass dangerously close to the big island of Hawaii, with the first one expected to make landfall on Thursday.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center on Monday issued a hurricane watch for the Big Island of Hawaii, saying Hurricane Madeline could pass “dangerously close.”

The National Weather Service at says “Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit. Include a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.”

In what’s being noted as a meteorological first, two back-to-back hurricanes are spinning towards Hawaii, both of them threatening torrential rains, 20 foot waves and rip-roaring winds this week. Madeline is expected to be a Category 1 hurricane when it does make landfall.

Heading west at approximately 9 mph, Madeline is pushing Category 3 windspeeds of 120 mph. Its latest track has the storm passing south of the Big Island on Thursday with Lester to arrive late Friday early Saturday.