TROPICAL STORM UNALA ADVISORY NUMBER 1
Issued: 500 PM HST SUN AUG 18 2013
Tropical storm Unala forms well west southwest of Hawaii
|SUMMARY OF 500 PM HST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION|
LOCATION: 17.1N 178.3W
|WATCHES AND WARNINGS|
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
|DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK|
At 500 pm HST, 0300 UTC, the center of tropical storm Unala was located near latitude 17.1 north, longitude 178.3 west. Unala is moving toward the west near 21 mph, 33 km/h, and this motion is expected to continue through 48 hours. A gentle turn to the northwest and north is forecast after that.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph, 65 km/h, with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 35 miles, 55 km from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 998 mb, 29.47 inches.
|HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND|
|NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1100 PM HST.|