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Tropical Storm Omeka forms far west of Hawaii

TROPICAL STORM OMEKA ADVISORY NUMBER 1
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI CP012010
1100 PM HST SUN DEC 19 2010

…TROPICAL STORM OMEKA FAR WEST OF HAWAII AND TURNING TO THE NORTH…

SUMMARY OF 1100 PM HST…0900 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…20.9N 178.2W
ABOUT 505 MI S OF MIDWAY ISLAND
ABOUT 1210 MI W OF LIHUE HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…50 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NE OR 50 DEGREES AT 14 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…997 MB…29.44 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 1100 PM HST…0900 UTC…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM OMEKA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 20.9 NORTH…LONGITUDE 178.2 WEST. OMEKA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 14 MPH AND IS FORECAST TO TURN TO THE NORTH DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 50 MILES FROM THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 997 MB…29.44 INCHES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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NONE

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