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----------800 PM HST Wed Oct 03 2018
...DANGEROUS HURRICANE WALAKA CROSSING THE PAPAHANAUMOKUAKEA MARINE NATIONAL MONUMENT JUST WEST OF FRENCH FRIGATE SHOALS...
 SUMMARY OF 800 PM HST...0600 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...23.9N 167.2W ABOUT 60 MI...95 KM W OF FRENCH FRIGATE SHOALS ABOUT 620 MI...1000 KM WNW OF HONOLULU HAWAII MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...125 MPH..205 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 15 DEGREES AT 22 MPH...35 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...946 MB...27.94 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
None.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for... * Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument from French Frigate Shoals to Maro Reef
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... * Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument from Nihoa to French Frigate Shoals
A Hurricane Warning indicates that hurricane conditions are imminent or occurring somewhere within the warning area.
A Tropical Storm Warning indicates that tropical storm conditions are imminent or occurring within the warning area.
 DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 800 PM HST (0600 UTC), the center of Hurricane Walaka was located near latitude 23.9 North, longitude 167.2 West. Walaka is moving toward the north-northeast near 22 mph (35 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue tonight. Walaka is forecast to turn toward the north with a slower forward speed Thursday and Thursday night.
Maximum sustained winds are near 125 mph (205 km/h) with higher gusts. Walaka is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. A weakening trend is forecast to continue through Friday.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 220 miles (350 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 946 mb (27.94 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- WIND: Hurricane conditions are occurring over the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument between French Frigate Shoals and Gardner Pinnacles this evening. Elsewhere, tropical storm force winds are occurring over most of the area between Necker Island and Maro Reef. These very strong and dangerous winds will likely persist through early Thursday over most of this region.
SURF: Large surf will continue to impact the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument through Thursday morning. These large waves will likely inundate some of the low-lying atolls, especially from French Frigate Shoals to Maro Reef.
RAINFALL: Torrential rainfall will continue across the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument from Nihoa to French Frigate Shoals to Maro Reef through early Thursday.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 1100 PM HST.
$$ Forecaster Houston
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