Latest On FlossieJuly 29th, 2013 at 10:09 am by markmonstrola under Weather
Here are the latest reports from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center. The National Hurricane Center, or NHC, stopped giving reports on Flossie Saturday morning. They then handed over status updates to the CPHC.
|SUMMARY OF 500 AM HST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION|
|LOCATION: 20.5N 153.5W
ABOUT 120 MI: 190 KM ENE OF HILO HAWAII
ABOUT 290 MI: 465 KM E OF HONOLULU HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 45 MPH: 75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT: WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 16 MPH: 26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE: 1000 MB or 29.53 INCHES
|WATCHES AND WARNINGS|
|DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK|
|At 500 am HST, 1500 UTC, the center of tropical storm Flossie was located near latitude 20.5 north, longitude 153.5 west. Flossie is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph, 26 km/h, and this motion is expected to continue for the next 48 hours.
Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph, 75 km/h, with higher gusts. Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 105 miles, 165 km from the center.
Estimated minimum central pressure is 1000 mb, 29.53 inches.
|HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND|
Tropical storm conditions are expected to reach the Big Island this morning, Maui county by late morning and Oahu this evening and Kauai county later tonight.
Heavy rainfall is expected to begin this morning over Hawaii county and this afternoon over Maui county, with heavy rain spreading to Oahu tonight. Flossie is expected to produce total rainfall amounts of 6 to 10 inches over the Big Island and Maui county, with isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches possible, mainly windward. Rainfall amounts of 4 to 8 inches are possible over Oahu and Kauai, with isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches possible, mainly windward. This rainfall could cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides, especially in the mountains.
Dangerously high surf is hammering east facing shores of the Big Island. Surf will spread to the rest of the islands today and continue into Tuesday. The big surf may cause coastal road closures, even before the storm arrives. Please see the latest hurricane local statement for information specific to your area.