Hurricane Flossie Storms Toward Hawaii
By MARK NIESSE Associated Press Writer
Aug 13, 2:25 PM EDT
HONOLULU (AP) -- Hurricane Flossie roared toward Hawaii on Monday with its sustained wind increased to 140 mph, and was expected to retain much of its strength by the time it passes by the islands.
Forecasters earlier had said cooler weather would weaken the storm to a Category 1 hurricane, with sustained wind of at least 74 mph, by the time it passes about 70 miles south of the Big Island of Hawaii late Tuesday or early Wednesday.
But on Monday forecasters said they now expected a Category 3 hurricane, with sustained wind of at least 111 mph, to pass the islands. the rest
Hawaii radar loop