At the height of the 2015 hurricane season, the Weather Channel has had to stay busy. Typhoon Soudelor is barreling through Taiwan, there’s tropical depression Guillermo (although that’s wound down to almost nothing), and now tropical storm Hilda has been classified as a hurricane.
On Friday afternoon, the Weather Channel reported that Hilda had been upgraded. Currently it moves as a category 2 hurricane, but meteorologists say that there is a chance it could move into a category 3 rating. Hilda has made her home in the Pacific ocean and, according to the Weather Channel, it seems she will stay comfortably (for her) there for near the next five days. Although the Weather Channel has a well of colorful videos and images, Hawaiian news sources have begun to release some videos of the hurricane’s progression as well. According to Big Island Video News, Hawaii’s civil defense has issued only an informational message at this point.
Since the Weather Channel released an image taken at 11 a.m. of Hurricane Hilda (above), the storm has gained momentum, but it’s projected that it will miss Hawaii and head more northeast. Even so, Hawaiian authorities are keeping a close eye on all of her movements. Hilda comes right on the heels of tropical depression Guillermo and, luckily, the Weather Channel reports that Guillermo has essentially fizzled out. As reported by the Hawaii Star Advertiser, the worst Guillermo brought was high surf and heavy rains. It can’t really be said that anyone is thankful for tropical storms, but it’s safe to say that Guillermo’s lack of physical contact with the Hawaiian islands was quite welcome.
Although hurricanes and typhoons are prominent during this time of year, they aren’t the only thing the Weather Channel has to report on. The channel has also had to report on the extreme heat and humidity that is monopolizing the southern states (relief to come later next week), a tornado that blew (pun not entirely intended) through Alabama and a storm that overtook New England, causing 150,000 to lose power. It would seem that nowhere is truly safe from unpredictable weather, and if you’re a meteorologist that is probably much less nerve-racking. Thankfully, the Weather Channel has a variety of sources for you to study; a website, an app and an actual channel — who knew? Make sure to frequently check the Weather Channel’s site to stay ahead of all the bad weather.
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