Hurricane Madeline 5 PM Update

At 500 PM HST (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Madeline was located near latitude 19.3 North, longitude 150.3 West.

madeline12Madeline is moving toward the west near 10 mph (17 km/h). This motion is expected to continue into the evening, followed by a turn toward the west-southwest tonight through Thursday. On the forecast track, the center of Madeline will pass dangerously close to Hawaii County Wednesday and Wednesday night.

Maximum sustained winds are near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher gusts.  Gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

However, Madeline is expected to be at hurricane strength when it passes near Hawaii County.

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 972 mb (28.71 inches).

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