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TROPICAL STORM FERNANDA ADVISORY NUMBER 16

Issued: 500 AM HST FRI AUG 19 2011

Tropical storm Fernanda continues to weaken far east southeast of the fiftieth state

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

LOCATION: 15.1N 144.6W
ABOUT 780 MI: 1255 KM ESE OF SOUTH POINT: HAWAII
ABOUT 970 MI: 1565 KM ESE OF HONOLULU: HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 40 MPH: 65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT: W OR 280 DEGREES AT 12 MPH: 19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE: 1002 MB or 29.59 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 Fernanda was located near latitude 15.1 north, longitude 144.6 west. Fernanda is moving toward the west near 12 mph, 19 km/h, and this general motion is expected to persist through tonight. Fernanda, or its remnant circulation, is expected to turn more toward the west at the same forward speed on Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph, 65 km/h, with higher gusts. Some additional weakening is forecast today, and Fernanda may become a tropical depression later today or tonight. Additional weakening is forecast on Saturday, and Fernanda may weaken to a non-tropical low this weekend.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 75 miles, 120 km from the center.

Estimated minimum central pressure is 1002 mb, 29.59 inches.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

None.

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

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FORECASTER HOUSTON