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TD Felicia dissipating, tropical storm watch is cancelled for Hawaii


Winds coming from the direction of Tropical Storm Felicia push clouds westward in this time-lapse movie of Hilo Bay Sunday (Aug 9) afternoon. Photography by Baron Sekiya/Hawaii247.com

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TROPICAL DEPRESSION FELICIA ADVISORY NUMBER 33
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI EP082009
1100 AM HST TUE AUG 11 2009

…FELICIA DISSIPATING AS A TROPICAL DEPRESSION BUT STILL COULD PRODUCE LOCALIZED HEAVY RAINS AND SOME GUSTY WINDS…

AT 1100 AM HST…2100 UTC…THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR OAHU AND FOR ALL OF MAUI COUNTY…WHICH INCLUDES THE ISLANDS OF MAUI… KAHOOLAWE…LANAI…AND MOLOKAI…HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED.

AT 1100 AM HST…2100 UTC…THE CENTER OF DISSIPATING TROPICAL DEPRESSION FELICIA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 20.6 NORTH… LONGITUDE 154.7 WEST OR ABOUT 120 MILES EAST OF KAHULUI HAWAII AND ABOUT 210 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF HONOLULU HAWAII.

THE DISSIPATING DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 9 MPH. THE REMNANT LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO MOVE SLOWLY WESTWARD OVER THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS…MOSTLY OVER THE WATERS TO THE NORTH OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. GRADUAL WEAKENING OF THE SYSTEM IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1010 MB…29.83 INCHES.

…SUMMARY OF 1100 AM HST INFORMATION…
LOCATION…20.6N 154.7W
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…35 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WEST OR 265 DEGREES AT 9 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1010 MB

THIS IS THE LAST PUBLIC ADVISORY ISSUED BY THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER ON THIS SYSTEM.

Central Pacific Hurricane Center: www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/cphc

Weather forecasts of all the islands: www.prh.noaa.gov/pr/hnl

Satellite image taken at Aug 11 at 1800 UTC. Images courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project Click on image above for full earth image.

Satellite image taken at Aug 11 at 1800 UTC. Images courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project Click on image above for full earth image.

ACTIONS TO TAKE WHEN A HURRICANE NEARS HAWAII
hurricane-preparedness-tumbAll of Hawaii’s citizens should know what to do during hurricane and tropical storm watches and warnings. Watches and warnings are prepared for the Hawaiian Islands by the National Weather Service Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu. When watches and warnings are issued, people should closely monitor radio, TV, or NOAA Weather Radio for official bulletins of the storm’s progress and instructions from civil defense authorities. Jim Weyman, director of the Central Pacific Hurricane Center, said, “Although you and your family may have never experienced a hurricane, don’t be complacent! It’s not a matter of if a hurricane will occur, but when one will occur. All of the Hawaiian Islands are at risk for a hurricane and we should all know what actions to take.”

For the Central Pacific Ocean starting with the 2009 hurricane season, a Hurricane/Tropical Storm Watch means hurricane/tropical storm conditions are possible in the specificed area of the Watch, usually within 48 hours.

When a Hurricane or Tropical Storm Watch is issued:

Hurricane preparedness supplies at Home Depot in Hilo. Photography by Baron Sekiya/Hawaii247.com

Hurricane preparedness supplies at Home Depot in Hilo. Photography by Baron Sekiya/Hawaii247.com

  • Fuel and service family vehicles.
  • Prepare to cover all windows and door openings with boards, shutters or other shielding materials.
  • Check food and water supplies. Have clean, air-tight containers on hand to store at least two weeks of drinking water (14 gallons per person), and stock up on canned provisions. Keep a small cooler with frozen gel packs handy for packing refrigerated items.
  • Check prescription medicines – obtain at least 10 days to 2 weeks supply.
  • Stock up on extra batteries for radios, flashlights, and lanterns.
  • Store and secure outdoor lawn furniture and other loose, lightweight objects, such as garbage cans and garden tools.
  • Check and replenish first-aid supplies.
  • Have on hand an extra supply of cash.

For the Central Pacific Ocean starting with the 2009 hurricane season, a Hurricane/Tropical Storm Warning means hurricane/tropical storm conditions are expected in the specified area of the Warning, usually within 36 hours.

When a Hurricane or Tropical Storm Warning is issued:

  • Follow instructions issued by civil defense. Leave immediately if ordered to do so.
  • Complete preparation activities, such as boarding up windows and storing loose objects.
  • Evacuate areas that might be affected by storm surge flooding. If evacuating, leave early.
  • Notify neighbors and a family member outside of the warned area of your evacuation plans.

Hawaii County Civil Defense Huricane Preparedness Guide: co.hawaii.hi.us/cd/hpg/main.ht…

The Hawaii Chapter of the American Red Cross has Hurricane Preparedness Guide

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