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UPDATE 2: Barbara Continues to Weaken

July 3, 2019, 8:10 AM HST
* Updated July 3, 6:23 PM
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July 3, 2019, 5:30 p.m. Hurricane Barbara

UPDATE 2: 5 PM, Wednesday, July 4: NWS National Hurricane Center Miami

BARBARA WEAKENING AND HEADING FOR COOLER WATERS

At 5 p.m. HST, the center of Hurricane Barbara was located near latitude 14.9°N, longitude 128.5°W. Barbara is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph.

A WNW motion is anticipated for the next day or two, followed by a turn toward W on Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 130 mph, with higher gusts.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Barbara is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Additional weakening is forecast, and Barbara is expected to weaken to a tropical storm on Friday.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 185 miles.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 27.97 inches.

SUMMARY

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

LOCATION…14.9N 128.5W
ABOUT 1335 MI…2145 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
ABOUT 1785 MI…2870 KM E OF HILO HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…130 MPH…215 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 12 MPH…19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…947 MB…27.97 INCHES

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

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
None.

UPDATE 1: 11 AM HST, Wednesday, July 3, 2019: NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

July 3, 2019, 9:35 a.m., Hurricane Barbara. PC: NOAA

BARBARA ON A WEAKENING TREND

Satellite images indicate that Barbara has continued to gradually weaken. The eye is not as distinct as it has been during the past 24 hours

But Barbara remains a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

Weakening is forecast, and Barbara is expected to weaken to a tropical storm on Friday.

At 11 a.m. HST, the eye of Hurricane Barbara was located near latitude 14.3°N, longitude 127.5°W.

Barbara is moving toward the WNW near 12 mph.

A motion toward the NW is expected to begin later today and continue through Friday.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 140 mph, with higher gusts.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 185 miles.

Barbara could become post-tropical, around the time it is forecast to cross 140W into the Central Pacific Basin.

SUMMARY

LOCATION: 14.3°N 127.5°W
ABOUT 1295 MILES WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
ABOUT 1860 MILES E OF HILO HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 140 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT: WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 12 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE: 27.79 INCHES

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

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
None.

NEXT ADVISORY
Next complete advisory at 5 p.m. HST.

5 AM HST Wednesday, July 3, 2019: NWS National Hurricane Center Miami 

Hurricane Barbara, July 3, 2019. PC: NOAA

BARBARA HAS BEGUN TO WEAKEN BUT STILL A POWERFUL CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE

It appears that the weakening process has already begun.

Hurricane Barbara, centered about 1,890 miles east of Hilo, is expected to move into the Central
Pacific Hurricane Center area of responsibility on Saturday.

At 5 a.m. HST today, the eye of Hurricane Barbara was located near latitude 13.9°N, longitude 126.6°W.

Barbara is moving toward the WNW near 10 mph.

A motion toward the WNW or NW is expected today through Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 145 mph with higher gusts.

Barbara is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Barbara is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm on Friday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 185 miles.

SUMMARY

LOCATION: 13.9N 126.6W
ABOUT 1255 MILES WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
ABOUT 1925 MILES E OF HILO HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 145 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT: WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 10 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE: 27.73 INCHES

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

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
None.

TIME   FORECAST POSITION   MAX WINDS

INIT  03/1500Z 13.9N 126.6W  125 KT 145 MPH
12H  04/0000Z 14.6N 128.0W  115 KT 130 MPH
24H  04/1200Z 15.7N 129.7W  105 KT 120 MPH
36H  05/0000Z 16.9N 131.5W   95 KT 110 MPH
48H  05/1200Z 18.0N 133.2W   80 KT  90 MPH
72H  06/1200Z 19.0N 138.0W   40 KT  45 MPH
96H  07/1200Z 19.0N 144.0W   35 KT  40 MPH (POST-TROPICAL)
120H  08/1200Z 18.5N 150.0W   30 KT  35 MPH…POST-TROP/REMNT LOW

NEXT ADVISORY
Next complete advisory at 11 AM HST.

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