Tropical Storm Madeline And Hurricane Lester Head To Hawaii

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Tropical Storm Madeline and Hurricane Lester are set to make landfall this week, and both of them might slam Hawaii. In the latest public advisory and projected path issued by the National Hurricane Center, its was revealed that Madeline is yet to become a hurricane but is picking up speed as it moves in the Pacific Ocean.

The experts believe that TS Madeline will grow into Hurricane Madeline by late Sunday night or early Monday morning. Hurricane Madeline will most likely pounce over Hawaii in the early hours of Wednesday if the National Hurricane Center’s five-day forecast is accurate.

Madeline’s center could reach just north the Island of Hawaii. According to the National Hurricane Center:

“Madeline’s center was located about 985 miles (about 1,600 km) east-southeast of Hilo on Hawaii Island, the Honolulu, Hawaii-based CPHC said at 0900 GMT. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph (100 kph), and was moving toward the northwest at eight mph (12 kph).”

The people of Hawaii should also be prepared for Hurricane Lester that is also heading towards the archipelago. Lester, which is now a Category 2 hurricane, is expected to weaken in the upcoming days.

Lester will make its arrival in Hawaii by the end of the week. However, it probably will change course before making landfall. The latest bulletin (Sunday afternoon) from the National Hurricane Center stated that Hurricane Lester is packing:

“maximum sustained winds of 100 miles (155 kilometers) per hour, was located 865 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula.”

Norman Hui, of the National Weather Service forecast office in Honolulu, Hawaii, explained:

“Madeline is forecast to come very close to the island of Hawaii.”

Hui added:

“Moreover, if Lester continues on its current path it might reach Hawaii.”

According to Hui, the warm temperature of the ocean is the reason why so many hurricanes are forming in the Pacific. The experts shared:

Hurricane LESTER Public Advisory
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BULLETIN
HURRICANE LESTER ADVISORY NUMBER 17
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP132016
200 PM PDT SUN AUG 28 2016

…LESTER CONTINUES WESTWARD WITH LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH…

SUMMARY OF 200 PM PDT…2100 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————-
LOCATION…17.8N 124.7W
ABOUT 1020 MI…1640 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…85 MPH…140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 270 DEGREES AT 13 MPH…20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…979 MB…28.91 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
——————–
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
——————————
At 200 PM PDT (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Lester was located
near latitude 17.8 North, longitude 124.7 West. Lester is moving
toward the west near 13 mph (20 km/h), and this motion is expected
to continue during the next two days.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher
gusts. No significant change in strength is forecast during the
next 48 hours.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles
(165 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 979 mb (28.91 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
———————-
None

NEXT ADVISORY
————-
Next complete advisory at 800 PM PDT.

$$
Forecaster Avila

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BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM MADELINE ADVISORY NUMBER 9
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI EP142016
1100 AM HST SUN AUG 28 2016

…MADELINE INTENSIFIES SLIGHTLY FAR TO THE EAST OF THE BIG
ISLAND…

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM HST…2100 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————–
LOCATION…16.9N 141.9W
ABOUT 885 MI…1425 KM E OF HILO HAWAII
ABOUT 1085 MI…1750 KM ESE OF HONOLULU HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…65 MPH…100 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 315 DEGREES AT 9 MPH…15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…997 MB…29.44 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
——————–
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Interests in the Hawaiian Islands should monitor the progress of
Madeline.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
——————————
At 1100 AM HST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Madeline was
located near latitude 16.9 North, longitude 141.9 West. Madeline is
moving toward the northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h) and this motion is
expected to continue through Monday with a gradual turn toward
the west Monday night and Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher
gusts. Madeline is expected to strengthen a bit through
Monday before beginning to weaken Monday night or Tuesday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 997 mb (29.44 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
———————-
None

NEXT ADVISORY
————-
Next complete advisory at 500 PM HST.

$$
Forecaster Burke

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