Tropical Storm Walaka Update, 29 September 2018


Accessed on 30 September 2018, 0603 UTC, Post #17128.

Source:  http://www.prh.noaa.gov/cphc/

Please click link to view the tracking map of Tropical Storm Walaka.

Comment:

Here is the latest forecast for Tropical Storm Waiaka from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center:

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Tropical Storm Walaka Advisory Number   2
NWS Central Pacific Hurricane Center Honolulu HI   CP012018
500 PM HST Sat Sep 29 2018
 
...WALAKA MOVING WESTWARD FAR SOUTH OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 500 PM HST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...11.4N 160.5W
ABOUT 705 MI...1135 KM ESE OF JOHNSTON ISLAND
ABOUT 705 MI...1135 KM SSW OF HONOLULU HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 265 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB...29.68 INCHES
 
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
 
Interests on Johnston Island should closely monitor the progress of
Walaka, and a Hurricane Watch will likely be needed tonight.
 
Interests in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument should
monitor the progress of Walaka.
 
 
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 500 PM HST (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Walaka was
located near latitude 11.4 North, longitude 160.5 West. Walaka is
moving toward the west near 15 mph (24 km/h). This motion is
expected to continue through tomorrow, followed by a turn toward
the northwest Sunday night and Monday and a turn toward the north
early Tuesday.
 
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher
gusts. Steady strengthening is expected for the next two to three
days.
 
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km)
from the center.
 
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.
 
 
NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1100 PM HST.
 
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Forecaster Wroe
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