East swell from Olaf lowers as tropical storm loses steam - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

East swell from Olaf lowers as tropical storm loses steam

Satellite image of T.S. Olaf at 5 a.m. Tuesday (Image Source: NOAA) Satellite image of T.S. Olaf at 5 a.m. Tuesday (Image Source: NOAA)
Forecast track for T.S. Olaf at 5 a.m. Tuesday (Image Source: NOAA) Forecast track for T.S. Olaf at 5 a.m. Tuesday (Image Source: NOAA)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Olaf has weakened into a post-tropical cyclone as it continues moving into cooler waters in the eastern North Pacific.

The National Hurricane Center said at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Olaf's winds had decreased to near 45 miles per hour. It was located approximately 1,355 miles east-northeast of Hilo and was moving toward the east-northeast at 10 miles per hour.

What's left of Olaf will turn west-southwest Tuesday night and Wednesday as its remnants are steered by surface trade winds. It will continue to weaken as it eventually dissipates by Thursday.

Olaf brought large surf to east-facing shores, especially on the Big Island. But forecasters at the National Weather Service in Honolulu said the swell is lowering through Tuesday.

Olaf was the 15th tropical cyclone in the Central Pacific basin this year. The previous record was 11.

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