Update August 8, morning: Well, nothing happened.
Hurricane Iselle weakened to a tropical storm and hit the Big Island a bit south of the expected land fall with a lot of rain and moderately strong winds but all in all we dodged the bullet and the first of the two storms created a lot of inconvenience but little real damage.
Iselle sort of stalled over the Eastern point of Hawaii Island and is now slowly moving up the island chain but it’s track will be south of Maui, Molokai, Oahu and Kauai.
Here’s the satellite map:
On Oahu it’s a rainy and windy day which irritated a certain Maltese on his early morning walk. We didn’t even carry an umbrella because the rains are spotty and move past quickly.
As for Hurricane Julio, it it is too soon to predict the storm’s course as it nears the State. It looks like it may veer north of the islands. Should it take a more southerly track it could become a problem.
We’ll keep a weather eye peeled but for now things are looking good. Just about all the businesses in town are closed today, the government and the parks are shut down so we’ll just be lounging about and watching the passing showers.
Thanks for all the kind wishes and concern!