Hurricane Madeline (2pm update)

2pm Update
ABOUT 350 MI…560 KM E OF HILO HAWAII

ABOUT 540 MI…870 KM ESE OF HONOLULU HAWAII

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…110 MPH…175 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 270 DEGREES AT 10 MPH…17 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…972 MB…28.70 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

——————–

CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…

* Hawaii County.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…

* Maui County including the islands of Maui Molokai and Lanai

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected

within the warning area within the next 36 hours. Preparations

to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are

possible within the watch area within 48 hours.

Interests elsewhere in the main Hawaiian Islands should monitor

the progress of Madeline.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor

products issued by the National Weather Service office in

Honolulu, Hawaii.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK

——————————

At 200 PM HST (0000 UTC), the center of Hurricane Madeline was

located near latitude 19.3 North, longitude 149.8 West. Madeline is

moving toward the west near 10 mph (17 km/h). This motion is

expected to continue through the rest of the day, followed by a turn

toward the west-southwest tonight through early Thursday. On the

forecast track, the center of Madeline will pass dangerously close

to Hawaii County Wednesday and Wednesday night.

Maximum sustained winds are near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher  gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from

the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125

miles (205 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 972 mb (28.70 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

———————-

WIND: Hurricane conditions are expected to develop over Hawaii

County as early as late Wednesday and continue into early Thursday.
Tropical storm conditions are possible over Maui County, including

the islands of Maui Molokai and Lanai, on Wednesday into early

Thursday.

SURF: Swells generated by Madeline are expected to build from east

to west across the Hawaiian Islands later today and tonight,

possibly becoming damaging along east facing shorelines of Hawaii  County and eastern portions of the Island of Maui on Wednesday into Thursday.

RAIN: Heavy rains associated with Madeline are expected to reach

Hawaii County on Wednesday, and may impact other Hawaiian Islands
later Wednesday through Thursday. Madeline is expected to produce
total rain accumulations of 5 to 10 inches, with isolated maximum
amounts near 15 inches, across the Big Island, especially over  windward portions. This rainfall may lead to dangerous flash floods
and mudslides. Madeline may produce up to 4 inches of rainfall  across Maui County.