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HURRICANE MADELINE ADVISORY NUMBER  13
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI   EP142016
1100 AM HST MON AUG 29 2016
 
...MADELINE RAPIDLY INTENSIFIES TO A CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE...
...HURRICANE WATCH ISSUED FOR HAWAII COUNTY...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM HST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...18.6N 145.5W
ABOUT 630 MI...1015 KM E OF HILO HAWAII
ABOUT 825 MI...1330 KM E OF HONOLULU HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH...185 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...966 MB...28.53 INCHES
 
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
 
A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Hawaii County.
 
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* Hawaii County.
 
A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible
within the watch area. A Hurricane Watch is typically issued 48
hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical storm
force winds...conditions that make outside preparations difficult or
dangerous.
 
Interests elsewhere in the main Hawaiian Islands should monitor
the progress of Madeline. Watches may be required for additional
Hawaiian Islands later today or tonight.
 
 
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 1100 AM HST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Madeline was
located near latitude 18.6 North, longitude 145.5 West. Madeline is
moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h). A gradual
turn toward the west is expected by Tuesday, with little change in
forward speed. 
 
Maximum sustained winds are near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher
gusts. Madeline is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale. Little change in intensity is expected
through Tuesday, with weakening forecast thereafter. 
 
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles
(185 km).
 
The estimated minimum central pressure is 966 mb (28.53 inches).
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND: Winds to hurricane force are possible over Hawaii County on
Wednesday.
 
SURF: Swells generated by Madeline are expected to reach the
Hawaiian Islands over the next couple of days, possibly becoming
damaging along some coastlines Wednesday and Thursday.
 
RAIN: Heavy rains associated with Madeline may reach Hawaii County
on Wednesday, and may impact other Hawaiian Islands Wednesday
night and Thursday.
 
 
NEXT ADVISORY
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Next intermediate advisory at 200 PM HST.
Next complete advisory at 500 PM HST.
 
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Forecaster Birchard