Three Category 4 hurricanes have just hit at the same time, at the same area, in the Pacific Ocean.
Images credit NASA
According to the Weather Chanel: “We haven’t seen anything close to this event before – three simultaneous Category 3 hurricanes have yet to be recorded. While the most immediate threat is to the coast of Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, and Taiwan are also currently on watch.”
The hurricanes are Kilo, Ignacio, and Jimena with winds of up to 225 km/h. Credit NASA
According to the newest NOAA report:
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
200 AM HST MON AUG 31 2015
For the central north Pacific, between 140°W and 180.
1. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu Hawaii is issuing advisories on hurricane Ignacio, located about 315 miles east of Hilo Hawaii, under AWIPS header TCPCP3 and WMO header WTPA33 PHFO.
2. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu Hawaii is issuing advisories on hurricane Kilo, located about 1220 miles west of Honolulu Hawaii, under AWIPS header TCPCP1 and WMO header WTPA31 PHFO.
3. The National Hurricane Center in Miami Florida is issuing advisories on hurricane Jimena, located about 1425 miles east of Hilo Hawaii, under AWIPS header tcpep3 and WMO header wtpz33 KNHC. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center, here in Honolulu Hawaii is expected to pick up responsibility of Jimena Tuesday afternoon.