Public Advisory for HURRICANE JULIO

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HURRICANE JULIO ADVISORY NUMBER 27

Issued: 500 AM HST SUN AUG 10 2014

Hurricane Julio tracking rapidly northwestward over the open ocean northeast of the main Hawaiian islands

SUMMARY OF 500 AM HST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION

LOCATION: 23.8N 152.5W
ABOUT 330 MI: 530 KM NNE OF HILO HAWAII
ABOUT 385 MI: 620 KM ENE OF HONOLULU HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 85 MPH: 140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT: NW OR 310 DEGREES AT 17 MPH: 28 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE: 984 MB or 29.06 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK

At 500 am HST, 1500 UTC, the center of hurricane Julio was located near latitude 23.8 north, longitude 152.5 west. Julio is moving toward the northwest near 17 mph, 28 km/h. This general northwestward motion is expected to continue through Monday night. However, Julio is forecast to begin moving at a slower forward speed starting later today or tonight. Note that along this forecast track, Julio will remain over the open ocean north of the main Hawaiian islands from later today through Monday night.

Maximum sustained winds have diminished slightly to around 85 mph, 140 km/h, with higher gusts. Some additional weakening is forecast during the next couple of days, but Julio is expected to remain a hurricane into early Monday. Julio may weaken to a strong tropical storm by late Monday.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 40 miles, 65 km, from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 150 miles, 240 km.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 984 mb, 29.06 inches.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

SURF

Large swells generated by hurricane Julio will produce elevated surf along most north and east facing shores of the main Hawaiian islands through Monday.

NEXT ADVISORY
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1100 AM HST.

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FORECASTER HOUSTON