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Public Advisory for TROPICAL STORM OMEKA

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TROPICAL STORM OMEKA ADVISORY NUMBER 3

Issued: 1100 AM HST MON DEC 20 2010

Tropical storm Omeka far west of the main Hawaiian islands is weakening and moving to the north northeast

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM HST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION

LOCATION: 23.2N 175.7W
ABOUT 360 MI: 580 KM SSE OF MIDWAY ISLAND
ABOUT 1045 MI: 1680 KM W OF LIHUE HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 40 MPH: 65 KM/HR
PRESENT MOVEMENT: NNE OR 25 DEGREES AT 21 MPH: 33 KM/HR
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE: 1005 MB or 29.68 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK

At 1100 am HST, 2100 UTC, the center of tropical storm Omeka was located near latitude 23.2 north, longitude 175.7 west. Omeka is moving toward the north-northeast near 21 mph, 33 km/hr, and this motion is expected to continue over the next 24 hours.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph, 65 km/hr, with higher gusts. Tropical storm omkeka is expected to weaken into a tropical depression within 12 hours and become a remnamt low pressure system within 36 hours.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 15 miles, 30 km from the center.

Estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb, 29.68 inches.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

Omeka will not impact the main Hawaiian islands. Based on the current forecast track and intensity, Omeka will pass approximately 30 miles west of lisianski island as a tropical depression tonight. Any interests on lisianski island and nearby islands or atolls should prepare for winds up to 35 mph with stronger gusts and intermittent heavy rain starting late this afternoon and continuing overnight.

NEXT ADVISORY
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...500 PM HST.

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FORECASTER TANABE