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UPDATE 3: Barbara Expected to Cross Into Central Pacific Saturday Morning

July 5, 2019, 7:12 AM HST
* Updated July 5, 8:41 PM
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UPDATE 3: 8 PM HST, Friday, July 5, 2019: NWS Central Pacific Hurricane Center Honolulu 

Barbara is fading fast.

For the central North Pacific between 140°W and 180°W, the National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on weakening Tropical Storm Barbara, centered about 1,200 miles east of Hilo.

Based on the latest forecast, Barbara is expected to cross longitude 140°W into the Central Pacific Saturday morning as a post-tropical low.

UPDATE 2: 5 PM HST Fri Jul 05 2019: NWS National Hurricane Center Miami 

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

BARBARA WILL LIKELY BECOME POST-TROPICAL LATER TONIGHT

At 5 PM HST, the center of Tropical Storm Barbara was located near latitude 18.6 North, longitude 136.2 West.

Barbara is moving toward the west near 14 mph.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

A continued westward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected for the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 50 mph, with higher gusts.

Continued weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Barbara will likely become a post-tropical cyclone later tonight.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km)
from the center.

SUMMARY

LOCATION…18.6N 136.2W
ABOUT 1720 MI…2770 KM W OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
ABOUT 1235 MI…1985 KM E OF HILO HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…50 MPH…85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 275 DEGREES AT 14 MPH…22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…998 MB…29.47 INCHES

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

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
None.

NEXT ADVISORY
Next complete advisory at 11 PM HST.

UPDATE 1: 11 AM HST, Friday, July 5, 2019: NWS National Hurricane Center Miami

5 p.m., July 5, 2019, TS Barbara. PC: NOAA

BARBARA LIKELY TO BECOME A REMNANT LOW TOMORROW

At 11 a.m., the center of Tropical Storm Barbara was located near latitude 18.6°N, longitude 134.7°W.

Barbara is moving toward the WNW near 13 mph and a turn toward the W with an increase in forward speed is expected over the next 48 hours.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 60 mph, with higher gusts.

Continued weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Barbara is forecast to become a post-tropical cyclone on Saturday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles from the center.

FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

INIT  05/2100Z 18.6N 134.7W   50 KT  60 MPH
12H  06/0600Z 18.9N 136.8W   35 KT  40 MPH…POST-TROPICAL
24H  06/1800Z 19.0N 139.7W   25 KT  30 MPH…POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
36H  07/0600Z 18.8N 142.9W   20 KT  25 MPH…POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
48H  07/1800Z 18.8N 146.4W   20 KT  25 MPH…POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
72H  08/1800Z…DISSIPATED

SUMMARY

LOCATION: 18.6°N 134.7°W
ABOUT 1,625 MILES W OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
ABOUT 1,330 MILES E OF HILO HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 60 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT: WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 13 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE: 29.44 INCHES

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

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
None.

NEXT ADVISORY
Next complete advisory at 5 PM HST.

8 AM HST Friday, July 5, 2019: NWS Central Pacific Hurricane Center Honolulu

6:30 a.m. HST, July 5, 2019, TS Barbara. PC: NOAA

For the central North Pacific between 140°W and 180°W:

The National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Barbara, centered around 1,380 miles east of Hilo.

Based on the latest forecast, Barbara is expected to cross longitude 140°W into the Central Pacific Basin Saturday as a weakening tropical storm.

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

BARBARA WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL STORM

At 5 a.m. HST, the center of Tropical Storm Barbara was located near latitude 18.4 N, longitude 133.6 W.

Barbara is moving toward the NW near 13 mph and a turn toward the WNW and W is expected during the next day or two.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 70 mph, with higher gusts.

Continued weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Barbara is forecast to become a post-tropical cyclone by Saturday night.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 150 miles from the center.

SUMMARY

LOCATION: 18.4°N 133.6°W
ABOUT 1560 MI…2510 KM W OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
ABOUT 1405 MI…2260 KM E OF HILO HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…70 MPH…110 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 13 MPH…20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…991 MB…29.27 INCHES

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

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
None.

NEXT ADVISORY
Next complete advisory at 11 AM HST.

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