Hurricane Ignacio moving west northwestward southeast of the Big Island

Hurricane Ignacio moving west northwestward southeast of the Big Island.

As of 5am HST the center of Hurricane Ignacio was located near latitude 14.1 north and longitude 143.3 west. Ignacio is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph and this motion is expected to continue with a slight decrease in forward motion through early Sunday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph with higher gusts. Ignacio will slowly strengthen through late Saturday and then begin to weaken.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center and tropical force storm winds extend outward up to 80 mph.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

As of 5am Hurricane Ignacio was 840 miles ESE of Hilo.

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