This is a bad storm year. Norman just went by; now Olivia is scheduled to run into us Wednesday. By that time the forecasters expect it to be downsized to tropical storm intensity. I sure hope they’re right, because it looks like it’s gonna pass right through the island chain.
WTPZ32 KNHC 080254
Hurricane Olivia Advisory Number 30
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL EP172018
800 PM PDT Fri Sep 07 2018
…OLIVIA GRADUALLY WEAKENING…
…EXPECTED TO CROSS INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC BASIN ON SATURDAY…
SUMMARY OF 800 PM PDT…0300 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 1290 MI…2075 KM E OF HILO HAWAII
ABOUT 1460 MI…2350 KM E OF HONOLULU HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…100 MPH…155 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 15 MPH…24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…975 MB…28.80 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
Interests in Hawaii should monitor the progress of Olivia this
weekend and use this time to enact your hurricane action plan.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 800 PM PDT (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Olivia was located
near latitude 20.9 North, longitude 135.2 West. Olivia is moving
toward the west-northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h), and this general
motion is forecast to continue through Saturday. A gradual turn
toward the west is expected Saturday night or Sunday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph (155 km/h) with higher
gusts. A slow weakening trend is expected during the next few days.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles
The estimated minimum central pressure is 975 mb (28.80 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Next complete advisory at 200 AM PDT.
This widget will display the “cone of uncertainty” once the storm passes the longitude 140W. It’s five degrees from that tonight.