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Hurricane Miriam Headed Far North of Hawai‘i

August 30, 2018, 9:44 AM HST
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Hurricanes Miriam and Norman, Aug. 30, 2018, 7:30 a.m.

The National Weather Service Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu and the NWS National Hurricane Center in Miami issued information on Aug. 30, 2018, at 5 a.m. about Hurricane Miriam, now in the Central Pacific, and Hurricane Norman, in the East Pacific.

At 5 a.m., the center of Hurricane Miriam was located near latitude 15.3 north, longitude 141.6 west, 940 miles ESE of Hilo.

Hurricanes Miriam, Aug. 30, 2018. NOAA

Miriam is moving toward the northwest near 8 mph. A turn toward the north is expected later today, with this motion continuing through Friday night. A turn toward the northwest is expected on Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph, with higher gusts.

Some additional intensification is expected today, followed by fairly rapid weakening Friday through Saturday night.

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Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles.

Hurricanes Miriam and Norman, Aug. 30, 2018. NOAA

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The NWS National Hurricane Center in Miami reported at 8 a.m. that Hurricane Norman is located several hundred miles WSW of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula.

Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for gradual development, and a tropical depression is likely to form this weekend or early next week while the system moves WNW away from the coast of Mexico.

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