Hurricane Norman is officially a major hurricane in the Pacific basin with maximum sustained wind speeds of 115 miles per hour putting it at a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. A map Wednesday showed Norman to the east of the islands, but the most it was expected to affect the islands was by generating large swells across the islands.
Following up behind Norman was Hurricane Olivia, which was a Category 2 hurricane as of Wednesday with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph. As of Wednesday, Olivia was still sitting off the West Coast of Mexico but was poised to head West in the direction of the islands of Hawaii.
Hurricane Olivia wasn’t expected to make landfall or even get close to the islands through the rest of the week and the weekend. The five-day forecast from the National Hurricane Center showed that by Monday the hurricane was still not expected to reach the islands.