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----------500 PM HST Mon Oct 01 2018
...CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE WALAKA HEADING TOWARD JOHNSTON ISLAND...
 SUMMARY OF 500 PM HST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...13.2N 169.8W ABOUT 240 MI...390 KM S OF JOHNSTON ISLAND ABOUT 965 MI...1550 KM SW OF HONOLULU HAWAII MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...160 MPH...260 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 310 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...11 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...920 MB...27.17 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
A Hurricane Watch has been issued for the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument from Nihoa to French Frigate Shoals to Maro Reef.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for... * Johnston Atoll
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for... * Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument from Nihoa to French Frigate Shoals to Maro Reef
A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected in the warning area within 36 hours.
A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area within 48 hours.
 DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 500 PM HST (0300 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Walaka was located near latitude 13.2 North, longitude 169.8 West. Walaka is moving toward the northwest near 7 mph (11 km/h). A turn toward the north is expected tonight through Tuesday with a gradual increase in forward speed. On the forecast track, the center of Walaka is expected to pass just to the west of Johnston Island on Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 160 mph (260 km/h) with higher gusts.  Walaka is a category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some strengthening is expected tonight before Walaka starts a weakening trend.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 50 miles (85 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 185 miles (295 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 920 mb (27.17 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- WIND: Tropical storm force winds are expected across Johnston Island starting Tuesday, with hurricane conditions expected by Tuesday afternoon.
SURF: Large surf will affect the Johnston Island reefs and shorelines starting later today.
RAINFALL: Heavy rainfall associated with Walaka is expected to reach Johnston Island Tuesday.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next intermediate advisory at 800 PM HST. Next complete advisory at 1100 PM HST.
$$ Forecaster Kodama
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