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Nora Weakens Southeast of Hawai’i

October 14, 2015, 8:44 AM HST
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Tropical Storm Nora was downgraded to a tropical depression Tuesday night. As of 5 a.m. Wednesday, Nora was located about 425 miles southeast of Hilo.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center said that Tropical Depression Nora was poorly organized as it remained southeast of the state. Forecasters say the storm is struggling to hold together due to strong southwesterly vertical wind shear.

Maximum sustained winds were circulating at 35 miles per hour as Tropical Depression Nora traveled at about 5 mph in a west direction.

According to CPHC forecasters, Tropical Depression Nora is expected to weaken over the next couple of days, becoming a post-tropical remnant low at some point Wednesday. In addition, the storm is expected to take a northwest turn, with a shift back to towards the west on Thursday.

Hazardous surf is expected along southeast facing shores as a byproduct of Tropical Depression Nora. The swells are expected through Thursday evening.

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