Tropical Storm Oho- Update #1: Tropical Storm Oho forms, Rapid Intensification forecast

As of 5:00 am (October 3, 2015), Tropical Storm Oho has formed South of Bid and is moving to the North toward the Hawaiian Islands. The storm is forecast move slowly to the north with two turns, one to the northwest, and one back to the north east, on Sunday.  The current forecast track has Oho missing the Hawaiian Islands, but the track and models have a lot of uncertainty. Please pray for the safety and protection of those on the Hawaiian Islands and for this storm to miss the islands and to dissipate rapidly.

TS oho

SUMMARY OF 500 AM HST INFORMATION ———————————————-
LOCATION: 14.2N 154.6W ABOUT 340 MI SSE OF SOUTH POINT & 535 MI SSE OF HONOLULU
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 40 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT: N OR 360 DEGREES AT 6 MPH

WATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————–
THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT. INTERESTS IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF OHO.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ——————————
AT 500 AM HST, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM OHO WAS LOCATED NEAR LAT 14.2N & LONG 154.6W. OHO IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 6 MPH. THIS GENERAL MOTION WILL CONTINUE TODAY WITH A TURN TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST EXPECTED TONIGHT AND SUNDAY. A TURN BACK TOWARD THE NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT. THE FORWARD MOTION OF THE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BE RATHER SLOW NEAR 5 MPH OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SIGNIFICANT INTENSIFICATION IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS…AND OHO IS FORECAST TO BECOME A HURRICANE BY MONDAY MORNING. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 35 MILES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ———————-
NONE.

 

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