|CPHC issuing advisories on ISELLE|
Not one, but two Hurricanes are heading for the Hawaiian Islands.
Update: Iselle was classified as a tropical storm 11 p.m. Thursday Hawaii Standard Time when its winds slowed to 70 mph, putting it below the minimum of 74 mph for a hurricane. The storm is weakening because of several factors, including wind shear chopping at the system and the Big Island's terrain above the water, said Chris Brenchley, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Honolulu.
|NHC issuing advisories on Hurricane JULIO|
Update: Hurricane Julio, a Category 3 storm, is about 1,000 miles behind Iselle in the Pacific.
Maximum sustained winds are near 120 mph, 195 km/h, with higher gusts. Julio is a category three hurricane on the saffir-simpson hurricane wind scale. Gradual weakening is expected through Saturday.
SURF...LARGE SWELLS GENERATED BY HURRICANE JULIO ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE BUILDING SURF ALONG MOST NORTH AND EAST FACING SHORES OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS STARTING TONIGHT...AND CONTINUING INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.
CRUISE SHIP IMPACT
At Norwegian Cruise Line, the safety and security of our guests and crew is of the utmost importance. Therefore, the company is closely monitoring the paths of Hurricanes Iselle and Julio in the Pacific.
At this time, we anticipate embarkation for Pride of America’s August 9 sailing will take place as scheduled. Should there be any updates, they will be immediately posted on Norwegian's site.
Full coverage of this, and all tropical storms, can be found on our Hurricane Zone page. There are RSS feeds from the National Hurricane Center posted there giving you up to the minute information. For storms that impact cruises, we will bring you information on those details as well. Please bookmark that page for further reference during the Hurricane Season which runs now through November 30th.