Hurricane Iselle is located about 400 miles east-southeast of Honolulu, Hawaii. Movement is toward the west-northwest, on a compass heading of 285 degrees, at 16 mph. The maximum sustained wind is near 75 mph. Iselle is expected to continue moving toward the west-northwest through Friday. This track will take Iselle over the Big Island tonight and will pass south of the smaller islands on Friday. Iselle is expected to weaken during the next two days and may become a tropical storm later tonight.
A hurricane warning is in effect for Hawaii County and a tropical storm warning is in effect for Maui County, including the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Kahoolawe. A tropical storm warning is also valid for Kauai County, including the islands of Kauai and Niihau. Strong wind, dangerous surf, very heavy rain will occur in these warned areas. A storm surge of 1-2 feet will occur on Big Island windward and Kau.
Iselle has prompted the first hurricane warning for the main Hawaiian Islands since Hurricane Fernanda in 1993.