A close call, Hurricane Douglas passed to the north of the Hawaiian Island July 27. The StormGeo TropicsWatch team began issuing advisories for the system on July 20 as the system formed into a tropical depression. At it's max, Douglas was a Category 4 Hurricane with sustained winds of 140 mph. Encountering cooler sea surface temperatues and wind shear, Douglas weakened to a Category 1 Hurricane, before passing just 35 miles to the north of Oahu and 27 miles to the north of Kauai.
During the course of Hurricane Douglas' development, the StormGeo TropicsWatch team closely monitored the storm — developing real-time, daily video updates with forecasts and expected impacts. Learn more about TropicsWatch.