Julio less than 700 miles from Big Island
At 5 p.m. Friday, Hurricane Julio was about 680 miles east of Hilo, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center. The storm, packing maximum sustained winds of about 100 mph, was moving west-northwest at 16 mph.
If the storm follows its projected path, it will pass far north of the Big Island sometime early Sunday morning.
Local officials will continue to monitor the storm, Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira said Friday afternoon.
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