Steven Miyake Update #4

We have been sharing about our friend and God’s House Island Connect Pastor Steven Miyake.  In our last update, we shared that Steven has been diagnosed with cancer, and that he was beginning a week-long round of chemotherapy.  He has since completed his chemotherapy and is in his second week of recovery.  He does have a lingering cough that the doctors believe is a side effect of one of his medications.

Steven Miyake #4

He had a 14-day biopsy today to see if there is any cancer left his body. Please pray that the doctors do not find any cancer, for Steven’s recovery from his chemotherapy, and for his cough to go away. Thank you for your prayers for Steven.

 

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Hurricanes Ignacio and Jimena Update #6- Forecast Track Adjusted, Tropical Storm Watches Still in Effect

Please pray for Hurricane Ignacio to continue to weaken and to move away from the Hawaiian Islands. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) has the storm currently tracking North-Northwest (away from the islands!). The CPHC also noted in its 5:00am discussion that Ingancio has shown signs of weakening. At this time, the center had kept the Tropical Storm Watches in effect, and it is important to remember to prepare for these storms. Please pray for all in the watch areas to be prepared, be protected, and be safe.  

 
SUMMARY OF 500 AM HST INFORMATION

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LOCATION: 18.3N 148.4W ABOUT 450 MI E OF HILO HAWAII ABOUT 650 MI ESE OF HONOLULU HAWAII

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 140 MPH.

PRESENT MOVEMENT: NNW OR 330 DEGREES AT 9 MPH.

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY 

NONE.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT. 

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR

* MAUI COUNTY INCLUDING THE ISLANDS OF MAUI, MOLOKAI, LANAI AND KAHOOLAWE.

* HAWAII COUNTY

 A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA GENERALLY WITHIN 48 HOURS OF THE INITIAL ISSUANCE.

INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SHOULD CONTINUE TO CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF IGNACIO.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA, PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN HONOLULU HAWAII.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK

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AT 500 AM HST,THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IGNACIO WAS LOCATED NEAR LAT 18.3 N & LONG 148.4 W. IGNACIO IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 9 MPH AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK THE CENTER OF IGNACIO IS EXPECTED TO PASS TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE BIG ISLAND ON MONDAY THEN NORTHEAST OF THE SMALLER ISLANDS BEGINNING TUESDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 140 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. IGNACIO IS A CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE. IGNACIO WILL WEAKEN THROUGH TUESDAY.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 30 MILES FROM THE CENTER AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 125 MILES. 

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

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WIND: TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ON THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII STARTING LATE TONIGHT OR EARLY MONDAY AND STARTING MONDAY ON MAUI.

RAINFALL: STORM TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS NEAR 6 INCHES MAINLY IN AREAS OF HIGHER TERRAIN ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WATCH AREA.

SURF: LARGE SWELLS GENERATED BY IGNACIO WILL ARRIVE ALONG EAST AND SOUTHEAST FACING SHORES OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. RESULTANT SURF WILL BE LARGE AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-THREATENING ESPECIALLY ON THE BIG ISLAND LATER TODAY AND EARLY NEXT WEEK.

Please click the photo below for the latest update for Hurricane Jimena

 

Hurricanes Ignacio and Jimena Update #5- Tropical Storm Watch expanded to Maui

Hurricane Ignacio is still a major hurricane and the tropical storm watch has been expanded to include Maui county.  Please pray for the protection and safety all who live on the Islands of Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, and Lanai. Pray that those in the watch areas will make preparations for this storm.

Hurricane Ignacio

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: A TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR MAUI COUNTY.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR:
* MAUI COUNTY…INCLUDING THE ISLANDS OF MAUI…MOLOKAI…LANAI AND KAHOOLAWE.
* HAWAII COUNTY

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA GENERALLY WITHIN 48 HOURS OF THE INITIAL ISSUANCE.

INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SHOULD CONTINUE TO CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF IGNACIO.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA…PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN HONOLULU HAWAII.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 500 PM HST, THE EYE OF HURRICANE IGNACIO WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 17.0 N & LONG 147.6 W. IGNACIO IS MOVING
TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 9 MPH AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER OF IGNACIO IS EXPECTED TO PASS TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE BIG ISLAND ON MONDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 140 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. IGNACIO IS A CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE. LITTLE CHANGE IN INTENSITY IS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND A WEAKENING TREND IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON SUNDAY.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 30 MILES FROM THE CENTER AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140 MILES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND: TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ON THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII STARTING SUNDAY NIGHT AND STARTING MONDAY ON MAUI.

RAINFALL: STORM TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS NEAR 6 INCHES MAINLY IN AREAS OF HIGHER TERRAIN ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WATCH AREA.

SURF: LARGE SWELLS GENERATED BY IGNACIO WILL ARRIVE ALONG EAST AND SOUTHEAST FACING SHORES OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. RESULTANT SURF WILL BE LARGE AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-THREATENING ESPECIALLY ON THE BIG ISLAND LATER THIS WEEKEND AND EARLY NEXT WEEK.

Please click the picture below for the current information on Hurricane Jimena.

Hurricane Jimena

Hurricanes Ignacio and Jimena Update #4- Tropical Storm Watch Issued for the Big Island

Overnight, Hurricane Ignacio’s intensity increased to a category three hurricane. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center adjusted the forecast track closer to and issued a tropical storm watch for the Big Island of Hawaii. Please pray for this storm to continue beginning weakening, for the protection and safety of people in the path of the storm, and for them to prepare for the storm. Hurricane Jimena continues to increase in strength, is more than week away at this time, and has a track that may also bring it close to Hawaii.

   

IGNACIO RAPIDLY INTENSIFIES TO A MAJOR HURRICANE

 SUMMARY OF 500 AM HST INFORMATION———————————————-

LOCATION: 15.9N 146.5W ABOUT 625 MI ESE OF HILO HAWAII AND ABOUT 835 MI ESE OF HONOLULU HAWAII

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 115 MPH.

PRESENT MOVEMENT: WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 8 MPH.
 

 

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

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A TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR HAWAII COUNTY.

 A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA GENERALLY WITHIN 48 HOURS. INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SHOULD CONTINUE TO CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF IGNACIO. WATCHES MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADDITIONAL ISLANDS LATER TODAY OR TONIGHT.
 FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN HONOLULU HAWAII. 

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK

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AT 500 AM HST, THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IGNACIO WAS LOCATED NEAR LAT 15.9 N AND LONG 146.5 W. IGNACIO IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. ON THE FORECAST TRACK THE OUTER WINDS OF IGNACIO COULD AFFECT THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII BY EARLY MONDAY. 

 MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 115 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. IGNACIO IS A CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE. SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST  TODAY FOLLOWED BY GRADUAL WEAKENING ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 35 MILES 55 KM FROM THE CENTER AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

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WIND: TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ON THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII ON MONDAY.

RAINFALL: TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS NEAR 6 INCHES MAINLY IN AREAS OF HIGHER TERRAIN ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WATCH AREA. 

SURF: LARGE SWELLS GENERATED BY IGNACIO WILL ARRIVE ALONG EAST AND SOUTHEAST FACING SHORES OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. RESULTANT SURF WILL BE LARGE AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-THREATENING ESPECIALLY ON THE BIG ISLAND LATER THIS WEEKEND AND EARLY NEXT WEEK.

PLEASE CLICK THE PICTURE BELOW FOR AN UPDATE HURRICANE JIMENA  

Hurricanes Ignacio and Jimena Update #3

Hurricanes Ignacio and Jimena (2)

There are now two hurricanes heading toward the Hawaii Islands.  Please pray for the storms to weaken, for people to prepare for the storms, and for these hurricanes to miss the islands. Ignacio has increased in strength and its current forecast track has it passing just north of the counties of Big Island and Maui.

Hurricane Ignacio

WATCHES AND WARNINGS (5am Update for Ignacio from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center)
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THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT. INTERESTS IN THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF IGNACIO AS IT APPROACHES.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 500 AM HST, THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IGNACIO WAS LOCATED NEAR LAT 14.1 N & LONG 143.8 W. IGNACIO IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH.AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH A SLIGHT DECREASE IN FORWARD MOTION THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 90 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. IGNACIO WILL SLOWLY STRENGTHEN THROUGH LATE SATURDAY THEN BEGIN TO WEAKEN. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 25 MILES FROM THE CENTER…AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 80 MILES. THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 982 MB…29.00 INCHES.

Click the photo for information regarding Hurricane Jimena
Hurrican Jimena

 

Hurricane Ignacio Update #2

Hurricane Ignacio is strengthening, and the lastest forecast track has it passing just north of the Hawaiian Islands. Please pray for the Hurricane weaken and miss the Hawaiian islands. Pray for those near the potential path of the storm to be safe and make preparations for its arrival.

  
SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT INFORMATION

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LOCATION: 12.9N 139.5W ABOUT 1135 MI ESE OF HILO HAWAII

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 90 MPH.

PRESENT MOVEMENT: WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 13 MPH.

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK

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At 800 AM PDT, the center of Hurricane Ignacio was located near lat 12.9 N, long 139.5 W. Ignacio is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph, and this motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 90 mph with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Ignacio could become a major hurricane on Friday.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 60 miles.

 

Baby Trucker #24- Tough Times, Treatment, and a Trip Home

Please pray for Baby Trucker and his mom Shauna as he undergoes two more therapy sessions.  According to the update below, Neuroblastoma has claimed some of the littles that the Dukes have come to know.  Please pray for those grieving families to be comforted, loved, and supported during the grieving process. Pray for the Dukes family as they deal with the emotions of fighting cancer.

 

Baby Trucker #24

Its been a rough week for this cancer fighting mamma!! Leaving my family again and coming back to NYC without my family was really hard on top of that its been a very rough Neuroblastoma week with two little friends passing, another one going to hospice, and a few more relapsing. We are fighting a monster that kills children and its heart shattering everytime:(:(:( trucker boy had his first h3f8 treatment on monday and this pic was taken yesterday a day later still feeling the effects. He was still puffy and super low energy but at least he was really snuggly. Going back for round 2 today and then one more on Friday!! The good news? Trucker and I are going home again next Friday for 2 more weeks!! Yay!! ‪#‎theresnoplacelikehome‬‪#‎mauinokaoi‬ ‪#‎luckywelivemaui‬
Thank you for loving us!!