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TROPICAL STORM HENRIETTE ADVISORY NUMBER 26

Issued: 1100 AM HST FRI AUG 09 2013

Henriette continues to slowly weaken

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM HST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION

LOCATION: 15.5N 144.0W
ABOUT 785 MI: 1265 KM ESE OF HILO HAWAII
ABOUT 995 MI: 1600 KM ESE OF HONOLULU HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 65 MPH: 100 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT: WSW OR 255 DEGREES AT 16 MPH: 26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE: 996 MB or 29.41 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK

At 1100 am HST, 2100 UTC, the center of tropical storm Henriette was located near latitude 15.5 north, longitude 144.0 west. Henriette is moving toward the west-southwest near 16 mph, 26 km/h, and this motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days, with a gradual increase in forward speed. On this forecast track, Henriette will pass well south of the main Hawaiian islands on Sunday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph, 100 km/h, with higher gusts. Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours. Henriette is forecast to weaken into a depression on Sunday.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 45 miles, 75 km from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 996 mb, 29.41 inches.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

None.

NEXT ADVISORY
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...500 PM HST.

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FORECASTER BURKE