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----------500 PM HST Sat Sep 29 2018
...WALAKA MOVING WESTWARD FAR SOUTH OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...
 SUMMARY OF 500 PM HST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...11.4N 160.5W ABOUT 705 MI...1135 KM ESE OF JOHNSTON ISLAND ABOUT 705 MI...1135 KM SSW OF HONOLULU HAWAII MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 265 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB...29.68 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
Interests on Johnston Island should closely monitor the progress of Walaka, and a Hurricane Watch will likely be needed tonight.
Interests in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument should monitor the progress of Walaka.
 DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 500 PM HST (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Walaka was located near latitude 11.4 North, longitude 160.5 West. Walaka is moving toward the west near 15 mph (24 km/h). This motion is expected to continue through tomorrow, followed by a turn toward the northwest Sunday night and Monday and a turn toward the north early Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Steady strengthening is expected for the next two to three days.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- None.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 1100 PM HST.
$$ Forecaster Wroe
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