Tropical Storm Guillermo Update #5

Please pray for the counties of the Big Island and Maui as Guillermo is expected to pass within 160 miles and 90 miles of them respectively. Please pray for the storm to continue to weaken and to move further north. Pray also for people of the islands to prepare for possible flash flooding and high winds associated with this storm.

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DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 500 AM HST, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM GUILLERMO WAS LOCATED NEAR LAT 20.5 N & LONG 151.2 W. GUILLERMO IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 9 MPH. THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS WITH A SLIGHT INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED. ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER OF GUILLERMO IS EXPECTED TO PASS ABOUT 160 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF THE BIG ISLAND LATE TONIGHT AND 90 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF MAUI ON THURSDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 60 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. STEADY WEAKENING IS EXPECTED THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS WITH GUILLERMO EXPECTED TO WEAKEN TO A DEPRESSION ON THURSDAY.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 185 MILES FROM THE CENTER MAINLY TO THE NORTH OF THE CENTER.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND: TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ON THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII AND THE ISLANDS OF MAUI, MOLOKAI, LANAI AND KAHOOLAWE IN MAUI COUNTY TONIGHT AND THURSDAY.

RAINFALL: TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS NEAR 7 INCHES MAINLY IN HIGHER TERRAIN ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

SURF: SWELLS ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL STORM GUILLERMO WILL PRODUCE LARGE SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

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