TROPICAL DEPRESSION FLOSSIE ADVISORY NUMBER 21
Issued: 500 PM HST MON JUL 29 2013
Flossie weakens to a tropical depression just north of Maui
|SUMMARY OF 500 PM HST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION|
LOCATION: 21.3N 156.5W
|WATCHES AND WARNINGS|
|DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK|
At 500 pm HST, 0300 UTC, the center of tropical depression Flossie was located near latitude 21.3 north, longitude 156.5 west. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 18 mph, 30 km/h.
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph, 55 km/h, with higher gusts. Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Estimated minimum central pressure is 1002 mb, 29.59 inches.
|HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND|
Tropical storm force wind gusts are possible this evening and overnight. Locally gusty winds will likely continue on Tuesday over the central and western islands.
Locally heavy rainfall is presently occurring over portions of the Big Island. Locally heavy rainfall is expected this evening and overnight over Maui county, spreading to Oahu and Kauai later tonight. Flossie is expected to produce total rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches over the Big Island with isolated amounts up to 6 inches. Over the rest of the state total rainfall amounts will be 1 to 2 inches with isolated amounts up to 6 inches. This rainfall could cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides, especially in the mountains.
Dangerous high surf will continue to affect east facing shores. The surf will begin to subside tonight along east facing shores of the Big Island. Large surf will continue on Tuesday for the rest of the state before subsiding Tuesday night. The large surf may cause coastal road closures.