Hurricane Madeline 11:00 PM Update From Hawaii

At 1100 PM HST (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Madeline was located near latitude 19.1 North, longitude 147.2 West.


Madeline is moving toward the west near 9 mph (15 km/h) and this motion is expected to become west southwesterly late Tuesday through late Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center of Madeline will pass dangerously close to the Big Island Wednesday and Wednesday night.

Maximum sustained winds are near 130 mph (215 km/h) with higher gusts.  Madeline is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Some weakening is forecast through late Wednesday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles (205 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 950 mb (28.06 inches).

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