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Tropical Storm Nora continues to approach Hawaii, but expected to turn


PUBLISHED Tue, October 13, 2015 - 11:28am EDT
Credit: NOAA


Tropical Storm Nora is continuing to close in on Hawaii, but forecasters expect the system to make a sudden turn later this week that will steer it away from the the Hawaiian islands. (more)





As of 5 a.m. HST on Tuesday, Nora was located about 575 miles (920 kilometers) southeast of Hilo. Its maximum sustained winds are near 45 miles (75 kilometers) per hour, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu.

Nora is expected to start weakening over the next 24 hours and will likely become a tropical depression on Wednesday, after which it will start to make a westward turn on Thursday, taking it away from the Hawaiian islands.

There is only a very small chance that Nora will directly affect the Hawaiian islands, forecasters say.


  5 a.m. advisory from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center (click to expand)

WTPA34 PHFO 131434
TCPCP4

BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM NORA ADVISORY NUMBER 17
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI EP182015
500 AM HST TUE OCT 13 2015

...NORA TRACKING NORTHWESTWARD WELL SOUTHEAST OF THE HAWAIIAN
ISLANDS...


SUMMARY OF 500 AM HST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...14.2N 148.6W
ABOUT 575 MI...920 KM SE OF HILO HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 315 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...11 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 MB...29.59 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 TROPICAL STORM NORA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 14.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 148.6 WEST. NORA IS
MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 7 MPH...11 KM/H...AND THIS
GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS
WITH A GRADUAL DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 45 MPH...75 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SLOW WEAKENING IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF
DAYS...WITH NORA EXPECTED TO BECOME A TROPICAL DEPRESSION ON
WEDNESDAY.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 65 MILES...100 KM
FROM THE CENTER.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1002 MB...29.59 INCHES.


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
NONE


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

$$
FORECASTER JELSEMA/HOUSTON






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