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Hurricane ready to blow across big Hawaii island

HONOLULU (AP) — Hurricane Jimena plowed across the Pacific with 90 mph wind Sunday, heading for a glancing blow on the Big Island of Hawaii with high wind, strong surf and heavy rain.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center posted a hurricane watch for Hawaii, the state's biggest and southernmost island, and a high surf warning was issued for the southern coast of Maui.

The center of the hurricane was expected to pass about 50 miles offshore from South Point, the southern tip of the state, sometime today, the hurricane center said.