Powerful Hurricane Hector on the horizon

Hurricane Hector updated track as of 5 a.m. on Friday Aug. 3 2018. PC NHC  NOAA

Hurricane Hector updated track as of 5 a.m. on Friday Aug. 3 2018. PC NHC NOAA

"The track of the hurricane still has the center passing well south of the main Hawaiian island at this time", Brink said Sunday morning".

Hector has entered the Central Pacific as a Category 4 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, with increased forward movement near 15 miles per hour and maximum sustained winds are near 140 miles per hour.

"Hector is our first hurricane this year", said Tom Travis, administrator of Hawaii Emergency Management Agency in a statement to the Honolulu Star Advertiser. The National Hurricane Center continues to indicate that Hector will enter the Central Pacific later today and reach the local region around the islands around the Wednesday time period.

The volcano is in the middle of a three-month eruption of lava which has been spewing since May and has covered 13.4 square miles of the island's surface. On Friday, state officials warned residents and visitors to take precautions in case Hector gets closer to the island chain. The storm is located about 1,360 miles east of South Point, Hawaii, located on the Big Island.

The hurricane is moving westward or 275/10 kt. west-northwestward motion is expected over the next day or so as Hector is steered by a deep-layer ridge to its north. "However, Hector is expected to still be a major hurricane when it moves into the central Pacific basin", the National Hurricane Center said. It was projected to gradually weaken while still remaining a hurricane over the next several days.

Some predictions put the storm on a virtual collision course with the Kilauea Volcano on the southern part of the island.

CNN meteorologist Haley Brink said it was too early to tell if the hurricane would trigger an eruption of Kilauea.

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