Two Tropical Storms With Hawaii Set as Their Bullseye
While Tropical Storm Erika has her sights set on Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, and Florida; two tropical systems in the Eastern Pacific are gaining strength and pose as threats to Hawaii.
Hurricane Ignacio and Tropical Depression Thirteen-E are rapidly intensifying in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Both are on a path toward the Hawaiian Islands, with Ignacio arriving near the Big Island Tuesday, and what could be Hurricane Jimena the following weekend.
With two tropical systems headed toward the islands, more rain will be coming to a city already cleaning up flooded streets and backed-up sewer systems.
Honolulu, Hawaii had been behind on rainfall for 2015. According to the National Weather Service office in Honolulu, as of August 15, Honolulu had seen only 3.73 inches of rain, which was 4.88 inches below normal. In the last two weeks, the islands have experienced glancing blows from two tropical systems and has experienced record rainfall from a third storm. As of August 26, Honolulu’s year-to-date rain is now 9.37 inches; .5 inches above normal.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist, Jason Cerjak