Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 9:01 AM – Hurricane Oho is advancing northeast in the Central Pacific on track toward the Pacific Northwest.

As of Wednesday morning, the Category 2 storm is located about 830 km east of Hilo, Hawaii and continues to intensify with maximum sustained winds of 165 km/h, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Oho has brought high surf and flash flooding to eastern sections of Hawaii and is expected to strengthen Wednesday night. However, the storm is forecast to weaken gradually through early Thursday, becoming a non-tropical system by late afternoon as the storm moves toward Western Canada.

Hurricane Oho’s Future Remnants Could Bring Gusty Winds, Heavy Rain to Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, Alaska

A massive weather system is about to penetrate the west coast of Canada after pushing through Hawaii this week. Hurricane Oho is expected to move north-east through the Pacific while softening off before hitting the northern B.C. coast, according to the U.S. National Weather Service.

The tip of the post-tropical storm will thrust winds of 70 mph with gusts of up to 85 mph to the Haida Gwaii region and general wetness to most of the province.

Let’s prepare: Looks like British Columbia residents, will need to wear some extra protection this weekend to stay dry, as 25 to 35 mm of rain will fall over the city on Friday, 35 to 45 on Saturday and Sunday and another 10 to 15 mm on Monday with temperatures in the mid-teens.

 

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