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Nora Weakening Southeast of Hawai’i

October 12, 2015, 7:37 AM HST
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By: Jamilia Epping

Tropical Storm Nora was located about 795 miles southeast of Hilo, as of 5 a.m Monday.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center reports that Tropical Storm Nora is weakening as it lies to the southeast of Hawai’i.

Tropical Storm Nora was circulating wind speeds of 65 miles per hour as it moves in a west-northwest direction at 9 mph.

CPHC forecasters say that Tropical Storm Nora is being steered to the west-northwest on the southwestern periphery of a large upper level ridge that is located northeast of the storm. Nora is expected to continue on its current path overnight before shifting towards the north Tuesday through Wednesday.

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In addition, Tropical Storm Nora is expected to weaken slowly over the next couple of days with an increase in vertical shear. Forecasters say the weakening is expected through Wednesday. Nora is anticipated to drop below tropical storm strength Wednesday night or Thursday, with status as a post tropical remnant low by Thursday night.

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