Skip Navigation Linkweather.gov 
NOAA logo-Select to go to the NOAA homepage National Weather Service   NWS logo-Select to go to the NWS homepage
Central Pacific Hurricane Center

Local forecast by
"City, St" or Zip Code
  
   RSS FeedsRSS Feeds
Get Storm Info
   Products
   Satellite
   Radar
   Analyses/Forecasts
   Hydrology
   E-mail Updates
   Help with Advisories
Awareness
   Hurricane Safety
       Info

   Tropical Cyclone
      Names

   Saffir-Simpson
      Scale

   Glossary
   Acronyms
   FAQ
   Breakpoints
Hurricane History
   Annual Summaries
   Product Archive
   Climatology
About the CPHC
   Our Mission
   Our Office
   News Items
   Hawaii RSS FeedsHI RSS Feeds
Contact Us

Pacific Region Links
   Regional HQ
   WFO Honolulu
   WFO Guam
   WSO Pago Pago
   Pacific Tsunami
      Warning Center

   International
      Tsunami
      Information
      Center

   Pacific ENSO
      Application
      Center


USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services
Follow the National Weather Service on Facebook
NWS on Facebook
Follow the National Weather Service on Twitter
NWS on Twitter
Weath
er-Ready Nation
Weather-Ready Nation

Public Advisory for TROPICAL STORM UNALA

Raw Text File

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
ABOUT 1360 MI: 2190 KM W OF HONOLULU HAWAII
ABOUT 1275 MI: 2050 KM WSW OF LIHUE HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 40 MPH: 65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT: W OR 270 DEGREES AT 21 MPH: 33 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE: 998 MB or 29.47 INCHES

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

None.

NEXT ADVISORY
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1100 PM HST.

$$
FORECASTER POWELL