UPDATES: Tropical Storm Akoni 800 Miles SE of Hawai‘i

September 5, 2019, 7:34 AM HST (Updated September 5, 2019, 7:55 PM)
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Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019

8 PM: NWS Central Pacific Hurricane Center Honolulu

Tropical Storm Akoni is centered about 800 miles SE of Hilo.

5 PM: TROPICAL STORM AKONI STILL A VERY DISORGANIZED TROPICAL STORM FAR SOUTHEAST OF HAWAI‘I

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The poorly defined center of Tropical Storm Akoni is located near latitude 11.7°N, longitude 145.7°W, roughly 835 miles ESE of Hilo. Akoni is moving toward the west near 9 mph and this motion is expected to continue with some increase in forward speed over the next few days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts. Some slow strengthening is possible over the next few days.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 29.62 inches.

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5 P.M. Tropical Storm Akoni, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. PC: NOAA
5 P.M. Tropical Storm Akoni, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. PC: NOAA
5 P.M. Tropical Storm Akoni, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. PC: NOAA
5 P.M. Tropical Storm Akoni, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. PC: NOAA
5 P.M. Tropical Storm Akoni, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. PC: NOAA
5 P.M. Tropical Storm Akoni, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. PC: NOAA

2 PM: TROPICAL DEPRESSION UPGRADED TO TROPICAL STORM STILL POORLY ORGANIZED SOUTH OF HILO

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Akoni, formerly known as Tropical Depression Twelve-E, centered about 850 miles southeast of Hilo

Elsewhere, no tropical cyclones are expected during the next 5 days.

11 AM: TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWELVE-E STILL POORLY ORGANIZED FAR SOUTHEAST OF HAWAI‘I

Tropical Depression Twelve-E, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. PC: NOAA

At 11 a.m. HST, the center of Tropical Depression Twelve-E was located near latitude 12.2°N, longitude 144.6°W, about 870 miles ESE of Hilo. The depression is moving toward the west near 7 mph and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days. An increase in forward speed and a turn toward the west-northwest is expected over the weekend.

Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the depression may become a tropical storm on Friday.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 29.74 inches.

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11 A.M. Tropical Depression Twelve-E, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. PC: NOAA
11 A.M. Tropical Depression Twelve-E, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. PC: NOAA
11 A.M. Tropical Depression Twelve-E, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. PC: NOAA

6 AM: JULIETTE MAINTAINING ITS STRENGTH; WEAKENING IS EXPECTED TO RESUME LATER TODAY

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Hurricane Juliette, Sept. 5, 2019, 5 a.m. PC: NOAA
Hurricane Juliette, Sept. 5, 2019, 5 a.m. PC: NOAA
Hurricane Juliette, Sept. 5, 2019, 5 a.m. PC: NOAA
Hurricane Juliette, Sept. 5, 2019, 5 a.m. PC: NOAA
Hurricane Juliette, Sept. 5, 2019, 5 a.m. PC: NOAA
Hurricane Juliette, Sept. 5, 2019, 5 a.m. PC: NOAA

The center of Hurricane Juliette is located near latitude 20.6°N, longitude 119.9°W, about 660 miles WSW of Baja, Calif. Juliette is moving toward the northwest near 9 mph and this general motion is expected to continue today. A slightly faster WNE to westward motion is expected to begin on Friday, and this general motion should continue through the weekend.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 90 mph, with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next few days and Juliette is expected to weaken to a tropical storm on Friday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 28.82 inches.

5 AM: TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWELVE-E EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY STRENGTHEN

Tropical Depression Twelve-E, Sept. 5, 2019, 6:30 a.m. PC: NOAA

The center of Tropical Depression Twelve-E is located near latitude 11.8°N, longitude 143.1°W, about 965 miles ESE of Hilo.

The depression is moving toward the west near 9 mph and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days.

An increase in forward speed is expected over the weekend.

Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher gusts.

Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and the depression may become a tropical storm on Friday.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 29.74 inches.

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Tropical Depression Twelve-E, Sept. 5, 2019, 6:30 a.m. PC: NOAA
Tropical Depression Twelve-E, Sept. 5, 2019, 6:30 a.m. PC: NOAA
Tropical Depression Twelve-E, Sept. 5, 2019, 6:30 a.m. PC: NOAA
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