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----------500 PM HST Thu Oct 04 2018
...WALAKA RAPIDLY WEAKENING FAR NORTHWEST OF HAWAII...
 SUMMARY OF 500 PM HST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...30.2N 168.0W ABOUT 445 MI...720 KM NNW OF FRENCH FRIGATE SHOALS ABOUT 880 MI...1415 KM NW OF HONOLULU HAWAII MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 325 DEGREES AT 18 MPH...30 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...983 MB...29.03 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
 DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 500 PM HST (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Walaka was located near latitude 30.2 North, longitude 168.0 West. Walaka is moving toward the northwest near 18 mph (30 km/h).  A turn toward the north and a slowing of the forward speed is expected tonight, followed by an acceleration toward the northeast on Friday and Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher gusts. Steady weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Walaka is expected to become a post-tropical low by Saturday.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 260 miles (415 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 983 mb (29.03 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- SURF: Swells generated by Walaka will continue to affect portions of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument and the main Hawaiian Islands tonight.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 1100 PM HST.
$$ Forecaster Wroe
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