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).

 

 

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

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

Wednesday.

 

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 ADVISORY

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Next intermediate advisory at 200 PM HST.

Next complete advisory at 500 PM HST.