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HURRICANE MADELINE ADVISORY NUMBER  18
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI   EP142016
500 PM HST TUE AUG 30 2016
 
...DANGEROUS HURRICANE MADELINE TRACKING WESTWARD TOWARDS HAWAII...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 500 PM HST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...19.3N 150.3W
ABOUT 315 MI...505 KM E OF HILO HAWAII
ABOUT 510 MI...825 KM ESE OF HONOLULU HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...110 MPH...175 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...972 MB...28.71 INCHES
 
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
 
None.
 
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
 
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* Hawaii County.
 
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Maui County including the islands of Maui, Molokai, and Lanai
 
A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected
somewhere within the warning area. A warning is typically issued
36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical
storm force winds, which make outside preparations difficult or
dangerous. Preparations to protect life and property should be
rushed to completion.
 
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area within 48 hours.
 
Interests elsewhere in the main Hawaiian Islands should monitor
the progress of Madeline.
 
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by the National Weather Service office in
Honolulu, Hawaii.
 
 
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 500 PM HST (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Madeline was
located near latitude 19.3 North, longitude 150.3 West. Madeline is
moving toward the west near 10 mph (17 km/h). This motion is
expected to continue into the evening, followed by a turn toward the
west-southwest tonight through Thursday. On the forecast track, the
center of Madeline will pass dangerously close to Hawaii County
Wednesday and Wednesday night.
 
Maximum sustained winds are near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
However, Madeline is expected to be at hurricane strength when it
passes near Hawaii County.
 
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles
(205 km).
 
The estimated minimum central pressure is 972 mb (28.71 inches).
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND: Hurricane conditions are expected to develop over Hawaii
County as early as late Wednesday and continue into early Thursday.
Tropical storm conditions are possible over Maui County, including
the islands of Maui Molokai and Lanai, on Wednesday into early
Thursday.
 
SURF: Swells generated by Madeline are expected to build from east
to west across the Hawaiian Islands later today and tonight,
possibly becoming damaging along east facing shorelines of Hawaii
County and eastern portions of the Island of Maui on Wednesday into
Thursday.
 
RAIN: Heavy rains associated with Madeline are expected to reach
Hawaii County on Wednesday, and may impact other Hawaiian Islands
later Wednesday through Thursday. Madeline is expected to produce
total rain accumulations of 5 to 10 inches, with isolated maximum
amounts near 15 inches, across the Big Island, especially over
windward portions. This rainfall may lead to dangerous flash floods
and mudslides. Madeline may produce up to 4 inches of rainfall
across Maui County.
 
STORM SURGE: Depending on the track of Madeline, the combination of
storm surge and tides could cause normally dry areas near the coast
to become flooded. The water could reach 1 to 3 feet above ground if
peak surge were to coincide with high tide. The surge would be
accompanied by large damaging surf and can vary over short
distances.
 
NEXT ADVISORY
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Next intermediate advisory at 800 PM HST.
Next complete advisory at 1100 PM HST.
 
$$
Forecaster Wroe