Midnight Sunday, July 24, Hawaii time: Darby is knifing its way between Kauai and Oahu, and should soon be past its closest point of approach 34 miles northeast of Barking Sands. Expect tropical storm warnings to be canceled soon. This is PST's last update on Tropical Storm Darby, which is expected to die out northwest of the 50th state in the coming days.
6 p.m. Sunday, July 24, Hawaii time: Tropical Storm Darby continues to lash the 50th state's principal island of Oahu and its U.S. military facilities with winds and heavy rain, but is moving steadily northwest, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.
Tropical storm warning has been canceled for Molokai, Maui and Hawaii. Tropical storm warning remains in effect for Niihau, Kauai and Oahu until further notice, the National Weather Service reports.
NWS over the weekend reported wind gusts between 50 and 60 mph and waves between 15 and 25 feet, mainly on the Big Island, which took Darby's brunt. Darby is forecast to brush Kauai just southwest of Barking Sands and Lihue, still packing sustained 35-mph winds and 46-mph gusts as it passes, CPHC reports.
At least 5 inches of rain fell on the Big Island, which should help out a region that's been parched by drought, AccuWeather.com reported. Sporadic power outages and downed tree lines are still expected. A brown water advisory is in effect for the Big Island and Maui. Up to 8 inches of rain fell in West Wailuku and several highways were shut down, Weather.com reported.
Here's a list of closures and cancellations.
Midnight Saturday, July 23, Hawaii time: Tropical Storm Darby has pushed back over water just south of Maui and continues its zig-zag walk which is projected to take it south of the 50th state's principal island of Oahu, then hit Kauai before dying out by the middle of next week. A tropical storm warning remains up for all of Hawaii's islands along with a flood warning; up to 5 inches of rain is expected in the coming two days.
6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23, Hawaii time: Tropical Storm Darby has rumbled ashore over the Big Island, and is diminishing as it makes its way northwest on a trajectory taking is just south of the 50th state’s principal island of Oahu and its U.S. military facilities. Darby continues to pack sustained 40-mph winds and 52-mph gusts at center and should maintain that strength as it passes some 30 miles southwest of Barbers Point around 2 p.m. Sunday. A tropical storm warning remains in effect for all island except Kauai, where a tropical storm watch is up.
Midnight Friday, July 22, Hawaii time: A tropical storm warning remain in effect for Hawaii, Molokai and Maui as Darby approaches the 50th state, with a direct hit now forecast for the Big Island and U.S. facilities on the principal island of Oahu over the weekend, Central Pacific Hurricane Center and Weather.com report.
At 9 p.m. nearing the 12th day of its existence, Darby was 177 miles east-southeast of Oahu, headed west-northwest at 12 mph packing sustained 58-mph winds and 75-mph gusts.
If it remains on its forecast track, Darby should make landfall at mid-afternoon Saturday just south of Hilo, then make its way northwest, right over Camp H.M. Smith on Oahu at around 6 p.m. Sunday, still packing sustained 46-mph winds and 58-mph gusts at center. Expect high surf and plenty of rain, up to 5 inches on the Big Island. PST will keep watch throughout the weekend.