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UPDATE 2: Barbara Has Rapidly Intensified

July 1, 2019, 7:23 AM HST (Updated July 2, 2019, 1:39 PM)
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UPDATE 2, 5 PM, Monday,  July 1, 2019: NWS National Hurricane Center Miami

Barbara has rapidly intensified during the past 24 hours.

BARBARA CONTINUES TO RAPIDLY STRENGTHEN—EXPECTED TO BECOME A MAJOR HURRICANE ON TUESDAY

At 5 p.m., the center of Hurricane Barbara was located near latitude 11.7°N, longitude 119.8°W.

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Barbara is moving W near 15 mph.

A turn toward the WNE is expected Tuesday morning, and this general motion along with a decrease in forward speed is forecast to persist through Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to 100 mph with higher gusts.

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Rapid strengthening is forecast to continue for the next day or so and Barbara is expected to become a major hurricane by Tuesday night.

A weakening trend is forecast to begin Wednesday night or on Thursday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles
(260 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 28.91 inches.

SUMMARY

LOCATION: 11.7°N 119.8°W
ABOUT 1010 MILES SW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 100 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT: W OR 280 DEGREES AT 15 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE: 28.91 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
None.

NEXT ADVISORY
Next complete advisory at 11 p.m. HST.

UPDATE 1: 2 PM HST, Monday, July 1, 2019: NWS Central Pacific Hurricane Center Honolulu HI

For the central North Pacific between 140°W and 180°W, no tropical cyclones are expected during the next five days.

UPDATE 1: 11 AM, Monday July 1, 2019: NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

BARBARA BECOMES A HURRICANE—EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN TO A MAJOR HURRICANE ON TUESDAY

The initial intensity of Barbara has increased to 75 knots, based on an average of the latest satellite intensity estimates, making Barbara the second hurricane of the 2019 season.

The inner-core structure of Barbara has improved markedly throughout the day, with microwave imagery hinting that an eye is beginning to develop.

At 11 a.m. HST, the center of Hurricane Barbara was located near latitude 11.5°N, longitude 118.5°W.

Barbara is moving toward the west near 16 mph and a gradual turn to the west-northwest along with a decrease in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 85 mph with higher gusts. Barbara is expected to rapidly intensify into a major hurricane on Tuesday.

A weakening trend is expected to begin by Thursday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 29.03 inches.

SUMMARY

LOCATION: 11.5N 118.5W
ABOUT 970 MILES SW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 85 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT W OR 275 DEGREES AT 16 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE: 29.03 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
None.

NEXT ADVISORY
Next complete advisory at  PM HST.

8 AM HST, Monday, July 1, 2019: NWS Central Pacific Hurricane Center Honolulu HI

TS Barbara, July 1, 2019, 6 a.m. PC: NOAA

For the central North Pacific between 140°W and 180°W, no tropical cyclones are expected during the next five days.

ORIGINAL: 5 AM HST, Monday, July 1, 2019: NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

TROPICAL STORM BARBARA READY TO BECOME A HURRICANE AND A STRONG ONE

At 5 a.m., the center of Tropical Storm Barbara was located near latitude 11.4°N, longitude 117.3°W.

Barbara is moving toward the W near 16 mph and this motion with a slight decrease in forward speed is expected during the next 2 to 3 days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph with higher gusts.

Barbara is expected to become a hurricane later today and gather significant strength during the next day or two.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 29.27 inches.

SUMMARY

LOCATION…11.4N 117.3W
ABOUT 930 MI…1500 KM SSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…70 MPH…110 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 275 DEGREES AT 16 MPH…26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…991 MB…29.27 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
None.

NEXT ADVISORY
Next complete advisory at 11 a.m.

2 AM HST, Monday, July 1, 2019: NWS Central Pacific Hurricane Center Honolulu HI

No tropical cyclones are expected during the next 5 days for the central North Pacific between 140°W and 180°W.
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