TROPICAL STORM FLOSSIE ADVISORY NUMBER 14
Issued: 1100 PM HST SAT JUL 27 2013
Flossie continues as a threat to the state of Hawaii
|SUMMARY OF 1100 PM HST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION|
LOCATION: 19.4N 145.2W
|WATCHES AND WARNINGS|
|DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK|
At 1100 pm HST, 0900 UTC, the center of tropical storm Flossie was located near latitude 19.4 north, longitude 145.2 west. Flossie is moving toward the west near 20 mph, and this motion is expected to continue through 48 hours, with a slight slowing in forward speed. On the forecast track, the center of Flossie will pass near or close to the Big Island and Maui on Monday, and south of Oahu Monday night.
Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph, 95 km/h, with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 175 miles from the center.
Estimated minimum central pressure is 998 mb, 29.47 inches.
|HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND|
Tropical storm conditions are expected to reach the Big Island and Maui county Monday morning, and are possible on Oahu Monday night.
Heavy rainfall is expected to begin as early as Monday morning over Hawaii county and Monday afternoon over Maui county, with heavy rain spreading to Oahu by Monday night. Flossie is expected to produce total rainfall amounts of 6 to 10 inches over the Big Island and Maui county, with isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches possible, mainly windward. Rainfall amounts of 4 to 8 inches are possible over Oahu, with isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches possible, mainly windward. This rainfall could cause life- threatening flash floods and mud slides, especially in the mountains.
Dangerously large surf will begin to impact east facing shores as early as Sunday afternoon with the largest surf expected on Monday and Tuesday. Be aware that large surf can cause coastal road closures, even before the storm arrives. Please consult the latest hurricane local statement for more information.
|NEXT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY...200 AM HST.|
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...500 AM HST.