TCPCP1 10:47:42.3639

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----------500 AM HST Fri Oct 05 2018
...WALAKA WEAKENS SLIGHTLY FAR NORTHWEST OF HAWAII...
 SUMMARY OF 500 AM HST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...31.5N 168.3W ABOUT 540 MI...865 KM NNW OF FRENCH FRIGATE SHOALS ABOUT 955 MI...1535 KM NW OF HONOLULU HAWAII MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH...100 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 10 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...985 MB...29.09 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
 DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 500 AM HST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Walaka was located near latitude 31.5 North, longitude 168.3 West. Walaka is moving toward the north near 8 mph (13 km/h). A turn toward the northeast with an acceleration in forward speed is expected today through Saturday night.
Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher gusts.  Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours. Slow and steady weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Walaka is expected to become a post-tropical low by late Saturday or Saturday night.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles (260 km) from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 985 mb (29.09 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- None.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 1100 AM HST.
$$ Forecaster Jelsema
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