Tropical Storm Madeline weakening as it draws closer to Hawaii (2pm update)

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MADELINE WEAKENING AS IT DRAWS CLOSER TO HAWAII…

At 200 PM HST (0000 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Madeline was located near latitude 18.3 North, longitude 154.6 West. Madeline is moving toward the west-southwest near 12 mph (19 km/h). This general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph (110 km/h) with higher gusts. Steady weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles (205 km). During the past several hours, wind gusts as high as 60 mph (97 km/h) have been reported in North Kohala in Hawaii County.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 996 mb (29.41 inches).

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SUMMARY OF 200 PM HST…0000 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…18.3N 154.6W
ABOUT 105 MI…170 KM SSE OF HILO HAWAII
ABOUT 300 MI…480 KM SE OF HONOLULU HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…70 MPH…110 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WSW OR 255 DEGREES AT 12 MPH…19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…996 MB…29.41 INCHES

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 12 to 24 hours. Preparations to protect life and property should be complete.

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