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Saturday, August 8, 2015
Hurricane Hilda Now Category 4--Winds 140mph
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 3264 Views :: Hawaii State Government
From Central Pacific Hurricane Center 11AM HST Saturday August 7, 2015 
LINK: Maps, Forecasts, Satellite Images
BULLETIN
HURRICANE HILDA ADVISORY NUMBER  12
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI   EP102015
1100 AM HST SAT AUG 08 2015
 
...POWERFUL HURRICANE HILDA TRACKING WESTWARD FAR TO THE SOUTHEAST
OF HAWAII...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM HST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
-----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...13.7N 143.5W
ABOUT 870 MI...1400 KM ESE OF HILO HAWAII
ABOUT 1085 MI...1745 KM ESE OF HONOLULU HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...140 MPH...220 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...946 MB...27.94 INCHES
 
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.
 
 
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
AT 1100 AM HST...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE HILDA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 13.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE 143.5 WEST. HILDA IS
MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 15 MPH...24 KM/H. A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD
THE NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS WITH A
SLOWING OF FORWARD SPEED.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 140 MPH...220 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. HILDA IS A CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
HURRICANE WIND SCALE. SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS STILL
POSSIBLE TODAY...FOLLOWED BY WEAKENING ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 25 MILES...35 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 125
MILES...205 KM.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 946 MB...27.94 INCHES.
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
NONE.
 
 
NEXT ADVISORY
-------------
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...500 PM HST.
 
$$
FORECASTER R BALLARD
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