Douglas quickly moving away from state as stubborn Cat 1 hurricane

Douglas quickly moving away from state as stubborn Cat 1 hurricane
Hurricane Douglas at 5 a.m. Monday. (Source: Central Pacific Hurricane Center)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - All hurricane and tropical storm warnings and watches for the Hawaiian Islands have been dropped as Douglas moves away, sparing the islands of any major damage.

At 11 a.m. Monday, Douglas stubbornly remained a Category 1 hurricane with 80 mph winds.

It was located about 190 miles west-northwest of Lihue and moving away at 17 mph.

Hurricane-force winds from Douglas extend outward up to 10 miles from the center of the storm while tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center said a “jog to the north” Sunday night ― thanks to increasing wind shear and a low-level ridge ― protected the islands from the strongest impacts from the storm.

Forecasters also said that the storm could continue to push up surf Monday and trigger locally heavy bouts of rainfall. Rain accumulations of 3 to 6 inches were forecast for Kauai.

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