Hurricane Madeline weakening as it draws closer to Hawaii (11am update)

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MADELINE WEAKENING AS IT DRAWS CLOSER TO HAWAII…

The Hurricane Warning has been discontinued for Hawaii County. A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for Hawaii County.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Hawaii County

Maui County including the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Kahoolawe

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the watch area, in this case over the next 24 hours. Preparations to protect life and property should be complete.

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM HST…2100 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…18.6N 154.2W
ABOUT 95 MI…155 KM SE OF HILO HAWAII
ABOUT 305 MI…490 KM SE OF HONOLULU HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…75 MPH…120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 260 DEGREES AT 13 MPH…20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…991 MB…29.27 INCHES

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At 1100 AM HST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Madeline was located near latitude 18.6 North, longitude 154.2 West. Madeline is moving toward the west near 13 mph (20 km/h). This general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher gusts. Steady weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 10 miles (20 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles (205 km). During the past couple of hours, tropical storm force winds of 43 mph gusting to 51 mph have been reported at Kamuela Airport in Hawaii County.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 991 mb (29.27 inches).

Keep listening to B97-B93 f