TROPICAL STORM FLOSSIE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 14A
Issued: 200 AM HST SUN JUL 28 2013
Flossie strengthens slightly as it continues to move toward the Hawaiian islands
|SUMMARY OF 200 AM HST...1200 UTC...INFORMATION|
LOCATION: 19.7N 145.8W
|WATCHES AND WARNINGS|
|DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK|
At 200 am HST, 1200 UTC, the center of tropical storm Flossie was located near latitude 19.7 north, longitude 145.8 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.
Satellite imagery indicates that maximum sustained have increased to near 65 mph, 105 km/h, with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is still forecast during the next 48 hours.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 175 miles 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 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 this 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 COMPLETE ADVISORY...500 AM HST.|