Hurricane Iselle is shown far to the east of Hawaii followed by Tropical Storm Julio on Aug. 5, 2014 in this NOAA satellite image.
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August 5, 2014 7:36 AM EDT

Hurricane Iselle barreled towards Hawaii early Tuesday, with forecasters warning that the islands could face a one-two punch with Tropical Storm Julio trailing not far behind.

It is extremely rare to have such major storms in such quick succession, according to Weather Channel lead meteorologist Kevin Roth. He said the most recent example was in 1982 when two significantly weaker tropical storms and depressions hit ten days apart.

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