Tropical Depression 12e is now Tropical Storm Ignacio and is currently forecast to go pass just to the north of the Hawaiian Islands. Since the path of the storm is uncertain at this time, please pray for all who live in the islands to prepare for this eventual hurricane. Please agree with us in prayer for this storm to weaken and to miss the Hawaiian Islands.
TROPICAL STORM IGNACIO ADVISORY NUMBER 7 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER
MIAMI FL 800 AM PDT WED AUG 26 2015 IGNACIO GRADUALLY STRENGTHENING
SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT INFORMATION
LOCATION: 12.2N 135.1W ABOUT 1425 MI ESE OF HILO HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 60 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT: W OR 265 DEGREES AT 9 MPH
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
At 800 AM PDT, the center of Tropical Storm Ignacio was located near lat 12.2N & 135.1W. Ignacio is moving toward the west near 9. This westward motion is expected to continue today with an increase in forward speed. A turn toward the west-northwest is forecast on Thursday. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 60 mph with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is expected during the next 48 hours, and Ignacio is forecast to become a hurricane on Thursday. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center.
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND