Hurricane Marie continues to move away from Hawaii

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The Eastern Pacific tropical weather outlook as of 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, Hawaii time:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Marie, located about 470 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, and on Karina, which has weakened to a tropical depression and is located over a thousand miles west-southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula.

Tropical Depression Karina at 11 a.m.:

Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center
Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center
  • Location…17.2N 127.6W
    About 1,215 mi…1,950 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California
  • Maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h
  • Present movement…E or 100 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h
  • Minimum central pressure…1,004 mb…29.65 inches

Watches and warnings: There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Discussion and 48-hour outlook:

The center of Tropical Depression Karina was located near latitude 17.2 north…longitude 127.6 west. The depression is moving toward the east near 6 mph…9 km/h. Karina should turn toward the east-southeast at a slower rate of forward speed during the next day or so before dissipation.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph…55 km/h…with higher gusts. Karina is expected to degenerate to a remnant low by Tuesday.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1,004 mb…29.65 inches.


Hurricane Marie at 11 a.m.:

Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center
Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center
  • Location…18.4N 115.8W
  • About 490 mi…790 km SW of the southern tip of Baja California
  • Maximum sustained winds…135 mph…215 km/h
  • Present movement…NW or 305 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h
  • Minimum central pressure…939 mb…27.53 inches

Watches and warnings: There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Discussion and 48-hour outlook:

The eye of Hurricane Marie was located near latitude 18.4 north…longitude 115.8 west. Marie is moving toward the northwest near 13 mph…20 km/h. A northwestward or west-northwestward motion at a similar forward speed is expected during the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 135 mph…215 km/h…with higher gusts. Marie is a category four hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. Gradual weakening is expected during the next day or so. More rapid weakening is forecast to begin by Tuesday night when Marie moves over colder water, and it could become a tropical storm by Wednesday.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 60 miles…95 km…from the center…and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 310 miles…500 km.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 939 mb…27.73 inches.

Hazards affecting land: Surf…swells generated by Marie are affecting the southwestern coast of Mexico, the southern part of the Baja California peninsula, and the southern gulf of California. These swells will spread northwestward along the west coast of the Baja California peninsula Monday and will reach southern California by Tuesday. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions, as well as minor coastal flooding.


Central Pacific Hurricane Center:

No tropical cyclones are expected through Wednesday morning.

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