Flossie upped to Cat 3, heads for isles
Hurricane Flossie had 115 mph maximum sustained winds and 132 mph gusts early this morning Star-Bulletin staffFlossie is expected to pass 125 miles south of the Big Island on Tuesday, but forecasters say a four-day forecast carries a margin of error of 230 miles, while a five-day forecast can be off by 260 miles. "That means it could be over the Hawaiian Islands easily," Houston said.
On Wednesday, Flossie is expected to pass 200 miles south of Oahu as a tropical storm with maximum winds of 46 mph. Flossie could bring 8- to 12-foot surf to the Big Island's south shores and a small swell to south and east shores on Oahu on Tuesday.