TROPICAL STORM FLOSSIE ADVISORY NUMBER 17
Issued: 500 PM HST SUN JUL 28 2013
Flossie moving steadily westward toward the main Hawaiian islands
|SUMMARY OF 500 PM HST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION|
LOCATION: 19.6N 150.2W
|WATCHES AND WARNINGS|
|DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK|
At 500 pm HST, 0300 UTC, the center of tropical storm Flossie was located near latitude 19.6 north, longitude 150.2 west. Flossie is moving toward the west near 18 mph, 30 km/h, and this motion is expected to continue through the next 48 hours.
Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph, 95 km/h, with higher gusts. Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 160 miles, 260 km from the center.
Estimated minimum central pressure is 996 mb, 29.41 inches.
|HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND|
Tropical storm conditions are expected to reach the Big Island late tonight, Maui county Monday morning and Oahu Monday night. Tropical storm conditions are possible on Kauai and Niihau Monday night, lasting into Tuesday.
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 of the islands as early as tonight with the largest surf expected on Monday into Tuesday. Be aware that large surf can cause coastal road closures, even before the storm arrives. Please consult the latest hurricane local statement for information specific to your area.
|NEXT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY...800 PM HST.|
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1100 PM HST.