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TROPICAL STORM FERNANDA ADVISORY NUMBER 15

Issued: 1100 PM HST THU AUG 18 2011

Fernanda is weakening

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

LOCATION: 15.3N 143.6W
ABOUT 840 MI: 1350 KM ESE OF SOUTH POINT HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 50 MPH: 85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT: WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 12 MPH: 19 KM/H
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 1100 pm HST, 0900 UTC, the center of tropical storm Fernanda was located near latitude 15.3 north, longitude 143.6 west. Fernanda is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph, 19 km/h , and this motion is expected to persist for another 24 hours. After that, the system is expected to move to the west.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph, 85 km/h, with higher gusts. The system is forecast to weaken during the next 48 hours.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 80 miles, 130 km from the center.

Estimated minimum central pressure is 997 mb, 29.44 inches.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

None.

NEXT ADVISORY
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...500 AM HST.

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FORECASTER CRAIG