Hurricane Ignacio rapidly weakens, moves away from Hawaii

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HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hurricane Ignacio is rapidly weakening and has moved farther away from the Hawaiian Islands, allowing forecasters to lift the tropical storm watches for the state.

As of Monday morning the storm was expected to move several hundred miles northeast of Hawaii with diminishing winds now around 105 mph.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu lifted the watches for the Big Island and Maui Sunday evening, and say the storm is quickly falling apart and should not have much impact on the islands.

Forecasters say there will likely be high surf for east and south facing shores through the middle of the week. They say this swell could be dangerous and life threatening.

Ignacio is about 460 miles east of Honolulu.

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