Skip Navigation 
NOAA logo-Select to go to the NOAA homepage National Weather Service   NWS logo-Select to go to the NWS homepage
Central Pacific Hurricane Center

Local forecast by
"City, St" or Zip Code
   RSS FeedsRSS Feeds
Get Storm Info
   E-mail Updates
   Help with Advisories
   Hurricane Safety

   Tropical Cyclone


Hurricane History
   Annual Summaries
   Product Archive
About the CPHC
   Our Mission
   Our Office
   News Items
   Hawaii RSS FeedsHI RSS Feeds
Contact Us

Pacific Region Links
   Regional HQ
   WFO Honolulu
   WFO Guam
   WSO Pago Pago
   Pacific Tsunami
      Warning Center


   Pacific ENSO
      Center is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services
Follow the National Weather Service on Facebook
NWS on Facebook
Follow the National Weather Service on Twitter
NWS on Twitter
er-Ready Nation
Weather-Ready Nation


This page was last loaded at 8:23 pm HST Jan 29, 2015 (623 GMT Jan 30, 2015)

Central Pacific (140W to 180) xml button

Tropical Outlook Sea Surface Temperatures CPAC Satellite EPAC Satellite Widgets Satellite Message Forecast Discussion

xml button

Issued: Jan 29, 2015 7:00 PM HST

Based on data through 7:00 pm Jan 29 2015 HST

A line of wind-convergent low clouds has been over Oahu through the day, bringing ceilings across most of the isle. Elsewhere over the island chain, low cloudiness that had been over the other isles has been dissipating, leaving clear to partly cloudy skies for the most part. Broken low clouds do remain over portions of Hamakua, Hilo, and Puna on the Big Island, and sections of central Molokai. Low cloud movement is from the south to southwest at 15 to 20 mph statewide.

In the adjacent coastal waters, broken low clouds exist east clockwise through south of the Big Island, to the southwest and northeast of Oahu, and to the north of Kauai. Conditions are no worse than scattered otherwise.

A front has been dissipating near Kauai, and has been weakening north of the islands. Another system is behind the first and has been heading toward the east and southeast near 30 mph. The leading edge of broken to overcast low clouds along and ahead of this boundary is along a line from 30°N 155°W to 25.5°N 158°W to a point 150 miles northwest of Kauai to 23°N 165°W as of bulletin time.

The latest water vapor images show a dry environment above 25 thousand feet across much of the central north Pacific. This is especially the case from 10°N to 28°N east of 170°W.

Hawaii Infrared Satellite image for 0430 UTC


Western Pacific (West of 180)

Monitored by the:
Joint Typhoon Warning Center
Japan Meteorological Agency

Eastern Pacific (East of 140W) xml button

The Eastern Pacific Hurricane season runs from May 15 to November 30.

Monitored by the National Hurricane Center (NHC)


Hurricane Preparedness

State of Hawaii Civil Defense
Oahu Department of Emergency Management
Kauai Civil Defense
Maui Civil Defense
Hawaii (Big Island) Civil Defense

Lat/Lon Distance Calculator
Calculate the distance between lat/lon points
Tropical Cyclones Centers Worldwide
Saffir-Simpson Scale
  • Tropical Storm - winds 39-73 mph (34-63 kt)
  • Category 1 - winds 74-95 mph (64-82 kt)
  • Category 2 - winds 96-110 mph (83-95 kt)
  • Category 3 - winds 111-129 mph (96-112 kt)
  • Category 4 - winds 130-156 mph (113-136 kt)
  • Category 5 - winds 157 mph and up (137+ kt)
Click for AtlanticClick for Central Pacific