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TROPICAL STORM OMEKA ADVISORY NUMBER 2

Issued: 500 AM HST MON DEC 20 2010

Tropical storm omeka far west of Hawaii and moving to the northeast

SUMMARY OF 500 AM HST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION

LOCATION: 21.6N 176.8W
ABOUT 460 MI S OF MIDWAY ISLAND
ABOUT 1115 MI W OF LIHUE HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 50 MPH: 85 KM/HR
PRESENT MOVEMENT: NE OR 40 DEGREES AT 17 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE: 997 MB or 29.44 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK

At 500 am HST, 1500 UTC, the center of tropical storm omeka was located near latitude 21.6 north, longitude 176.8 west. Omeka is moving toward the northeast near 17 mph and is expected to turn to the north-northeast during the next 48 hours.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph with higher gusts. Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 50 miles, 85 km from the center.

Estimated minimum central pressure is 997 mb, 29.44 inches.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

None.

NEXT ADVISORY
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1100 AM HST.

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FORECASTER CRAIG