Hurricane Douglas now a Category 4 storm

  • Hurricane Douglas strengthened overnight to a Category 3 storm as it continued its march toward the Hawaiian Islands. Credit: NOAA GOES-17

  • NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with a visible image of Hurricane Douglas at 5:54 p.m. EDT (2154 UTC) as it moved through the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Credit: NASA/NRL

Hurricane Douglas strengthened to a Category 4 storm as the tropical cyclone neared the Central Pacific Thursday evening.