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Public Advisory for TROPICAL STORM OMEKA

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TROPICAL STORM OMEKA ADVISORY NUMBER 5

Issued: 1100 PM HST MON DEC 20 2010

Omeka becomes a gale low far west of the main Hawaiian islands

SUMMARY OF 1100 PM HST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION

LOCATION: 26.2N 173.4W
ABOUT 280 MI ESE OF MIDWAY ISLAND
ABOUT 930 MI KM WNW OF LIHUE HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 40 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT: NNE OR 25 DEGREES AT 18 MPH
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 pm HST, 0900 UTC, the center of Omeka was located near latitude 26.2 north, longitude 173.4 west. Omeka is moving toward the north-northeast near 18 mph and this general motion is expected to continue through Tuesday and Tuesday night.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Omeka is becoming a gale low, and little change in intensity is forecast through Tuesday night, with some weakening forecast by early Wednesday morning.

Gale force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center, mainly east and southeast of 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, the center of Omeka is passing just east of lisianski island in the northwest Hawaiian islands as a gale low. Persons on these islands and atolls should expect sustained winds near 40 mph with stronger gusts and intermittent heavy rain, mainly to the east of omeka's center. Weather conditions should begin to gradually improve across the northwest Hawaiian islands during the day on Tuesday.

NEXT ADVISORY
THIS IS THE LAST PUBLIC ADVISORY ISSUED BY THE CENTRAL PACIFIC
HURRICANE CENTER ON OMEKA. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS SYSTEM CAN
BE FOUND IN HIGH SEAS FORECASTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE UNDER AWIPS HEADER HSFNP AND WMO HEADER FZPN40 PHFO.

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FORECASTER HOUSTON