Public Advisory for HURRICANE JULIO

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HURRICANE JULIO ADVISORY NUMBER 39

Issued: 500 AM HST WED AUG 13 2014

Hurricane Julio moving slowly northwestward far north of Hawaii

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

Location: 30.3N 159.2W
About 625 miles (1010 km) N of Honolulu Hawaii
Maximum sustained winds: 75 mph (120 km/h)
Present movement: NW or 315 degrees at 8 mph (13 km/h)
Minimum central pressure: 989 MB or 29.21 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 30.3 north, longitude 159.2 west. Julio is moving toward the northwest near 8 mph, 13 km/h. This system is expected to continue moving slowly northwestward this morning, followed by a turn toward the north later today or tonight. Julio is then forecast to move northeastward at a slightly faster forward speed Thursday and Thursday night.

Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph, 120 km/h, with higher gusts. Some gradual weakening is forecast, and Julio may become a strong tropical storm later today or tonight. Additional slow weakening is expected Thursday and Thursday night.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 30 miles, 45 km, from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 125 miles, 205 km.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 989 mb, 29.21 inches.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

None.

NEXT ADVISORY
Next complete advisory...1100 AM HST.

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FORECASTER HOUSTON