Hurricanes Ignacio and Jimena Update #6- Forecast Track Adjusted, Tropical Storm Watches Still in Effect

Please pray for Hurricane Ignacio to continue to weaken and to move away from the Hawaiian Islands. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) has the storm currently tracking North-Northwest (away from the islands!). The CPHC also noted in its 5:00am discussion that Ingancio has shown signs of weakening. At this time, the center had kept the Tropical Storm Watches in effect, and it is important to remember to prepare for these storms. Please pray for all in the watch areas to be prepared, be protected, and be safe.  

 
SUMMARY OF 500 AM HST INFORMATION

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LOCATION: 18.3N 148.4W ABOUT 450 MI E OF HILO HAWAII ABOUT 650 MI ESE OF HONOLULU HAWAII

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 140 MPH.

PRESENT MOVEMENT: NNW OR 330 DEGREES AT 9 MPH.

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY 

NONE.

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 AM HST,THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IGNACIO WAS LOCATED NEAR LAT 18.3 N & LONG 148.4 W. IGNACIO IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 9 MPH AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK THE CENTER OF IGNACIO IS EXPECTED TO PASS TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE BIG ISLAND ON MONDAY THEN NORTHEAST OF THE SMALLER ISLANDS BEGINNING TUESDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 140 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. IGNACIO IS A CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE. IGNACIO WILL WEAKEN THROUGH TUESDAY.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 30 MILES FROM THE CENTER AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 125 MILES. 

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

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WIND: TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ON THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII STARTING LATE TONIGHT OR EARLY MONDAY 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 TODAY AND EARLY NEXT WEEK.

Please click the photo below for the latest update for Hurricane Jimena

 

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