"Flossie Leaving Hawaii Weaker Than When Storm Came"

"Flossie's Hawaiian adventure: Short, scattered and more powerful than many believed it would be at first."

"National Weather Service officials say the tropical depression is expected to exit Hawaii on Tuesday as a weakened version of the storm that prompted school and court closures and an emergency declaration from Gov. Neil Abercrombie before hitting shore.

But hours after surfers caught waves on the Big Island and tourists sunbathed despite showers and overcast skies in Waikiki, Flossie made its mark on the state with widespread thunder and lightning, heavy rain and winds that knocked out power to thousands on several islands."

Oskar Garcia reports for the Associated Press July 30, 2013.

SEE ALSO:

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Flossie Tracker Page

"Hawaii Starts Feeling Effects Of Tropical Storm Flossie" (NPR)

Source: AP, 07/30/2013