Tracking the Storms–FLOSSIE TAKES AIM AT HAWAII

Satellite Image from the National Weather Service GOES Floater satellite at 02:00 UTC.

This is from the National Weather Service Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu, HI

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BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM FLOSSIE ADVISORY NUMBER  19
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI   EP062013
500 AM HST MON JUL 29 2013

...FLOSSIE WEAKENING AS IT APPROACHES MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...

SUMMARY OF 500 AM HST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...20.5N 153.5W
ABOUT 120 MI...190 KM ENE OF HILO HAWAII
ABOUT 290 MI...465 KM E OF HONOLULU HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 16 MPH...26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1000 MB...29.53 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR KAUAI AND NIIHAU. 

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
*HAWAII COUNTY
*MAUI COUNTY...INCLUDING THE ISLANDS OF MAUI...MOLOKAI...LANAI AND
KAHOOLAWE
*OAHU
*KAUAI AND NIIHAU

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED.

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

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
AT 500 AM HST...1500 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM FLOSSIE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 20.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE 153.5 WEST. FLOSSIE IS
MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 16 MPH...26 KM/H...AND THIS
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 45 MPH...75 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SOME WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS. 

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES...165 KM
FROM THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1000 MB...29.53 INCHES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
WIND...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH THE BIG
ISLAND THIS MORNING...MAUI COUNTY BY LATE MORNING AND OAHU THIS
EVENING AND KAUAI COUNTY LATER TONIGHT.

RAINFALL...HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN THIS MORNING OVER
HAWAII COUNTY AND THIS AFTERNOON OVER MAUI COUNTY...WITH HEAVY RAIN
SPREADING TO OAHU TONIGHT. FLOSSIE IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES OVER THE BIG ISLAND AND MAUI
COUNTY...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 15 INCHES POSSIBLE...
MAINLY WINDWARD. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE
OVER OAHU AND KAUAI...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 12 INCHES
POSSIBLE...MAINLY WINDWARD. THIS RAINFALL COULD CAUSE
LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES...ESPECIALLY IN THE
MOUNTAINS.

SURF...DANGEROUSLY HIGH SURF IS HAMMERING EAST FACING SHORES OF THE
BIG ISLAND. SURF WILL SPREAD TO THE REST OF THE ISLANDS TODAY AND
CONTINUE INTO TUESDAY. THE BIG SURF MAY CAUSE COASTAL ROAD
CLOSURES...EVEN BEFORE THE STORM ARRIVES. PLEASE SEE THE LATEST
HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT FOR INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA.

NEXT ADVISORY
-------------
NEXT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY...800 AM HST.
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1100 AM HST.

$$
FORECASTER DONALDSON
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