Oho, no longer a tropical cyclone, races away from Hawaii - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Oho, no longer a tropical cyclone, races away from Hawaii

Satellite image of Hurricane Oho at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday (Image Source: NOAA) Satellite image of Hurricane Oho at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday (Image Source: NOAA)
Forecast track for Oho at 5 a.m. Thursday (Image Source: NOAA) Forecast track for Oho at 5 a.m. Thursday (Image Source: NOAA)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Oho has weakened into a post-tropical cyclone and is moving rapidly away from Hawaii.

Oho is approximately 1,380 miles northeast of Hilo or 1,410 miles northeast of Honolulu. 

At 5 a.m. Thursday, Oho had maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour and higher gusts. It was racing to the north-northeast at 43 miles per hour. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 275 miles from the center.

Forecasters said Oho is forecast to weaken through Friday morning, strengthen slightly through Friday evening and then weaken again through Saturday morning.

Oho is the 12th tropical cyclone and seventh hurricane of the 2015 Central North Pacific hurricane season. Eight-C, previously to the southwest of Hawaii, was the 13th, which is the greatest number of tropical cyclones to occur in the basin on record, according to the Hurricane Center.

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