It had maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (85 kph).
Miriam began as a tropical storm earlier this week in the eastern Pacific Ocean, prior to the formation of the more powerful Hurricane Norman, and developed into a Category 1 hurricane.
The tropical wave that would become Hurricane Irma left Africa a year ago on Monday.
Coupled with less wind shear, this makes for a flawless scenario for a tropical storm. It had maximum sustained winds of fifty miles per hour.
According to the National weather service, "significant flooding" struck many areas in the North-Eastern and Eastern slopes of the Big island.
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It was located 1,230 miles east-southeast of Hilo and was moving west at 13 mph.
By Thursday, a large mid- to upper-level trough to the NE of the Hawaiian Islands is expected to cause Miriam to turn NW, then north through Friday night.
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In the intervening time, Tropical Storm Miriam churned over the jap Pacific with maximum winds of 60 miles per hour.
Additional development is anticipated, and a tropical depression could form over the weekend while the system moves west-northwestward near the Cabo Verde Islands. At least 45 USA deaths are blamed on Matthew: 25 in North Carolina, 13 in Florida, four in SC and three in Georgia.October 9, 2016 - Matthew weakens to a post-tropical cyclone. NASA research has shown that storms with cloud top temperatures that cold (that are very high in the troposphere) have the capability to generate heavy rain. The tropical wave, basically an area of low-pressure is being watched closely right now as it moves west-northwest through the Lesser Antilles.