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Tropical Storm Ignacio headed for the Central Pacific, forecast to strengthen

National Hurricane Center 11 p.m. HST Tuesday (Aug 25) track update.

National Hurricane Center 11 p.m. HST Tuesday (Aug 25) track update.

The 8 p.m. HST Tuesday (Aug 25) Tropical Storm Wind five-day forecast for Ignacio.

The 8 p.m. HST Tuesday (Aug 25) Tropical Storm Wind five-day forecast for Ignacio.

At 11 p.m. HST Tuesday (Aug 25) the center of Tropical Storm Ignacio was located about 1,485 miles (2,385 km) east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii. Maximum sustained winds are about 50 mph (85 km/hr) with higher gusts moving west at 7 mph (11 km/hr). Tropical force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center.

Ignacio is strengthening, is expected to increase its forward speed and become a hurricane by Thursday (Aug 27).

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center will track Ignacio once it enters the Central Pacific at 140ºW as shown on the maps.

For a reminder of how to prepare during this hurricane system read these tips by HELCO or go to our ‘Be Prepared’ menu near the top of this page for hurricane information.


Ignacio strengthens to a Tropical Storm in hurricane alley in the Eastern Pacific. August 23-26, 2015. Movie courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

Full earth image taken at 8 p.m. HST Tuesday, August 25, 2015. Photo courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

Full earth image taken at 8 p.m. HST Tuesday, August 25, 2015. Photo courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

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