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HURRICANE GENEVIEVE ADVISORY NUMBER 40

Issued: 500 PM HST WED AUG 06 2014

Genevieve becomes a major hurricane before crossing the international dateline

SUMMARY OF 500 PM HST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION

LOCATION: 14.1N 179.7W
ABOUT 970 MI: 1560 KM ESE OF WAKE ISLAND
ABOUT 985 MI: 1585 KM S OF MIDWAY ISLAND
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 135 MPH: 215 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT: NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 16 MPH: 26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE: 960 MB or 28.35 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 hurricane Genevieve was located near latitude 14.1 north, longitude 179.7 west. Genevieve is moving toward the northwest near 16 mph, 26 km/h. This direction of motion will continue through 24 hours but will slow down somewhat, then turn toward the north.

Maximum sustained winds are near 135 mph, 215 km/h, with higher gusts. Genevieve is a category four hurricane on the saffir-simpson hurricane wind scale. Additional strengthening is expected over the next 24 hours.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 45 miles, 75 km, from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles, 220 km.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 960 mb, 28.35 inches.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

None.

NEXT ADVISORY
THIS IS THE LAST BULLETIN ISSUED BY THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE
CENTER ON HURRICANE GENEVIEVE. THE NEXT BULLETIN WILL BE ISSUED BY
THE RSMC TOKYO. FOR U.S. INTERESTS...SEE THE PUBLIC ADVISORIES
ISSUED BY THE U.S. NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE GUAM AND DOD WARNINGS
ISSUED BY THE JOINT TYPHOON WARNING CENTER.


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FORECASTER KODAMA