Hurricane Watch Issued for Hawai’i County – 11am update

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).





WIND: Winds to hurricane force are possible over Hawaii County on



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 intermediate advisory at 200 PM HST.

Next complete advisory at 500 PM HST.