Hurricanes Ignacio and Jimena Update #5- Tropical Storm Watch expanded to Maui

Hurricane Ignacio is still a major hurricane and the tropical storm watch has been expanded to include Maui county.  Please pray for the protection and safety all who live on the Islands of Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, and Lanai. Pray that those in the watch areas will make preparations for this storm.

Hurricane Ignacio

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: A TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR MAUI COUNTY.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR:
* MAUI COUNTY…INCLUDING THE ISLANDS OF MAUI…MOLOKAI…LANAI AND KAHOOLAWE.
* HAWAII COUNTY

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA GENERALLY WITHIN 48 HOURS OF THE INITIAL ISSUANCE.

INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SHOULD CONTINUE TO CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF IGNACIO.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA…PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN HONOLULU HAWAII.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 500 PM HST, THE EYE OF HURRICANE IGNACIO WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 17.0 N & LONG 147.6 W. IGNACIO IS MOVING
TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 9 MPH AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER OF IGNACIO IS EXPECTED TO PASS TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE BIG ISLAND ON MONDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 140 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. IGNACIO IS A CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE. LITTLE CHANGE IN INTENSITY IS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND A WEAKENING TREND IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON SUNDAY.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 30 MILES FROM THE CENTER AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140 MILES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND: TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ON THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII STARTING SUNDAY NIGHT AND STARTING MONDAY ON MAUI.

RAINFALL: STORM TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS NEAR 6 INCHES MAINLY IN AREAS OF HIGHER TERRAIN ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WATCH AREA.

SURF: LARGE SWELLS GENERATED BY IGNACIO WILL ARRIVE ALONG EAST AND SOUTHEAST FACING SHORES OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. RESULTANT SURF WILL BE LARGE AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-THREATENING ESPECIALLY ON THE BIG ISLAND LATER THIS WEEKEND AND EARLY NEXT WEEK.

Please click the picture below for the current information on Hurricane Jimena.

Hurricane Jimena

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