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UPDATE: Nora Dissipates, CPHC No Longer Issuing Advisories

October 15, 2015, 7:50 AM HST
* Updated October 15, 4:08 PM
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***Updated at 3:45 p.m. to include Central Pacific Hurricane Center information.***

Nora, a tropical depression in the central pacific as of 5 a.m. Thursday morning, has dissipated, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

CPHC says that strong southwesterly shear made the low-level circulation no longer identifiable.

Advisories, as of 11 a.m. will no longer be issued by the CPHC.

As of 2:35 p.m., CPHC reported that a surface trough marking the remnant of then-Tropical Depression Nora was located about 225 miles southeast of Hilo, and that upper level winds are not going to provide a conducive environment for redevelopment of the system.

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***Original story posted at 7:50 a.m.***

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Tropical Depression Nora held onto its status overnight Wednesday.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center reports that as of 5 a.m., Tropical Depression Nora was located about 280 miles southeast of Hilo. Nora was moving at about 7 miles per hour towards the northwest, circulating maximum sustained winds at 30 mph.

CPHC forecasters say that Tropical Storm Nora will continue to follow its current path throughout Thursday before turning towards the west Thursday night and Friday.

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In addition, Tropical Depression Nora is likely to weaken, becoming a remnant low at some point Thursday, according to CPHC.

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