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Powerful Hurricane Neki heading towards French Frigate Shoals

Dangerous Hurricane Neki continues to move northward toward  French Frigate Shoals far west of the main Hawaiian Islands...
 
The hurricane warning continues for the Papahanaumokuakea National  Monument from Nihoa Island to French Frigate Shoals to Maro Reef. A  hurricane warning means hurricane conditions are expected in the  warning area within 36 hours.

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BULLETIN
HURRICANE NEKI ADVISORY NUMBER 17
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI CP032009
1100 AM HST THU OCT 22 2009

…DANGEROUS HURRICANE NEKI CONTINUES MOVING NORTHWARD…

THE HURRICANE WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE PAPAHANAUMOKUAKEA NATIONAL MONUMENT FROM NIHOA ISLAND TO FRENCH FRIGATE SHOALS TO MARO REEF. A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED IN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN 36 HOURS.

AT 1100 AM HST…2100 UTC…THE CENTER OF HURRICANE NEKI WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 20.8 NORTH…LONGITUDE 166.3 WEST OR ABOUT 545 MILES WEST OF HONOLULU HAWAII AND ABOUT 215 MILES SOUTH OF FRENCH FRIGATE SHOALS.

NEKI IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 9 MPH AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS. NEKI IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE ITS FORWARD WITH A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTHEAST THEREAFTER. ON THIS TRACK…TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE WARNING AREA THIS AFTERNOON WITH HURRICANE CONDITIONS EXPECTED TONIGHT.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 105 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. NEKI IS A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE. GRADUAL WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES FROM THE CENTER…AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 205 MILES.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 970 MB…28.64 INCHES.

RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 8 TO 12 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED ALONG THE PATH OF NEKI.

LARGE SWELLS FROM THE SOUTH WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD THIS AFTERNOON IN ADVANCE OF NEKI ACROSS THE ISLANDS OF THE PAPAHANAUMOKUAKEA NATIONAL MONUMENT. SEAS ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE WARNING AREA WILL BUILD IN EXCESS OF 20 FT THIS AFTERNOON AND FRIDAY…CREATING SURF OF 20 TO 25 FT.

…SUMMARY OF 1100 AM HST INFORMATION…
LOCATION…20.8N 166.3W
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…105 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NORTH-NORTHEAST OR 15 DEGREES AT 9 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…970 MB

AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER AT 200 PM HST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 500 PM HST.NE CENTER AT 800 PM HST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 1100 PM HST.

More info at the Central Pacific Hurricane Center

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