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----------1100 PM HST Sat Sep 29 2018
...WALAKA CONTINUES TO MOVE WESTWARD FAR SOUTH OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...
 SUMMARY OF 1100 PM HST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...11.6N 162.1W ABOUT 610 MI...980 KM SE OF JOHNSTON ISLAND ABOUT 725 MI...1165 KM SSW OF HONOLULU HAWAII MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 16 MPH...26 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1003 MB...29.62 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
Interests on Johnston Atoll should closely monitor the progress of Walaka, and a Hurricane Watch will likely be needed later tonight.
Interests in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument should monitor the progress of Walaka.
 DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 1100 PM HST (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Walaka was located near latitude 11.6 North, longitude 162.1 West. Walaka is moving toward the west near 16 mph (26 km/h). This motion is expected to continue through Sunday night, followed by a turn toward the northwest on Monday and a turn toward the north early Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Steady intensification is expected through Sunday, with Walaka expected to become a hurricane by Sunday night. Rapid intensification is then forecast Sunday night through Tuesday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 50 miles (85 km) from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1003 mb (29.62 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- None.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 500 AM HST.
$$ Forecaster Jelsema
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