Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hurricane Neki Parallels Hawaii

Hurricane Neki continues to churn up the waters in and around Hawaii and the storm moves north-northeast with winds of 120 mph.

The center was located about 500 miles west of Honolulu at last advisory.

Hurricane warnings are in effect for the Papahanaumokuakea National Monument and from Nihoa Island to French Frigate Shoals to Maro Reef.

Right now it appears the biggest impact to our 50th state from the hurricane will be higher-than-normal, and rougher-than-normal surf. Some increased showers and windy conditions may also be possible, especially on the northern end of the island chain. after reading the hurricane warning for Papahanaumokuakea National Monument, I had to do a little research to see what that is -- I've never heard of it.

It is the largest marine conservation area in the world, covering more than 139,000 square miles of the Pacific Ocean.

It was created by Presidential proclamtion on June 15, 2006.

Click here to learn more by visiting their web site.

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