UPDATE: Tropical Storm Juliette to Become Remnant by Sunday

September 6, 2019, 7:19 AM HST (Updated September 6, 2019, 4:57 PM)
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Friday, Sept. 6, 2019

The 11 AM post was the last advisory issued by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center on Aikoni, unless regeneration occurs. 

Next complete advisory on Juliette: 11 PM.

5 PM: JULIETTE SLOWLY WEAKENING

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At 5 p.m., the center of Tropical Storm Juliette was located near latitude 23.7°N, longitude 126.0°W, about 1,020 miles of the southern top of Baja, Calif.

Juliette is moving toward the WNW near 13 mph. The tropical storm is forecast to turn westward on Saturday, and it should continue moving westward through early next week.

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5 PM: TS Juliette, Sept. 6, 2019. PC: NOAA
5 PM: TS Juliette, Sept. 6, 2019. PC: NOAA
5 PM: TS Juliette, Sept. 6, 2019. PC: NOAA
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Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 65 mph, with higher gusts. Steady weakening is forecast and Juliette will likely become a remnant low by Sunday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 29.44 inches.

2 PM: TS AKONI ABOUT 550 MILES SE OF HILO

An area of showers and thunderstorms is associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Akoni, about 550 miles SE of Hilo.

Conditions are only marginally favorable for development of this disturbance over the next several days.

  • Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0%
  • Formation chance through 5 days…low…20%

11 AM: JULIETTE WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL STORM; ADDITIONAL WEAKENING EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS

At 11 a.m., the center of Tropical Storm Juliette was located near latitude 23.4°N, longitude 124.9°W, about 955 miles west of Baja, Calif.

Juliette is moving toward the WNW near 13 mph and this general motion should continue through tonight. A turn toward the west is forecast to occur on Saturday and a general westward motion
should continue into early next week.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 70 mph with higher gusts. Additional weakening is expected during the next 48 hours, and Juliette is forecast to degenerate into a remnant low late Saturday or Sunday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 29.30 inches.

5 AM: AKONI WEAKENS TO A POST-TROPICAL REMNANT LOW, WILL PASS FAR SOUTH OF HAWAI‘I THIS WEEKEND

5 AM: Post-Tropical Cyclone Akoni, Sept. 6, 2019. PC: NOAA

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5 AM: Post-Tropical Cyclone Akoni, Sept. 6, 2019. PC: NOAA
5 AM: Post-Tropical Cyclone Akoni, Sept. 6, 2019. PC: NOAA
5 AM: Post-Tropical Cyclone Akoni, Sept. 6, 2019. PC: NOAA
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At 5 a.m., the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Akoni was located near latitude 11.2°N, longitude 149.7°W, about 690 miles SSE of Hilo.

The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the west near 16 mph and this motion is expected to continue the next couple of days, with some increase in forward speed over the weekend.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph, with higher gusts.

Little change in strength is forecast during the next couple of days.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 29.74 inches.

5 AM: JULIETTE SHOULD CONTINUE TO GRADUALLY WEAKEN DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS

5 AM: Hurricane Juliette, Sept. 6, 2019. PC: NOAA

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5 AM: Hurricane Juliette, Sept. 6, 2019. PC: NOAA
5 AM: Hurricane Juliette, Sept. 6, 2019. PC: NOAA
5 AM: Hurricane Juliette, Sept. 6, 2019. PC: NOAA
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Although showers and thunderstorms continue to pulse near Akoni’s elongated low-level circulation center, they have not been sufficiently persistent or organized to continue to classify the system as a tropical cyclone; Akoni is being downgraded to a post-tropical remnant low.

At 5 a.m., the center of Hurricane Juliette was located near latitude 22.8°N, longitude 123.4°W, about 860 miles W of Baja, Calif.

Juliette is moving toward the WNW near 12 mph and this general motion should continue during the next 24 hours. A turn toward the west is forecast to occur on Saturday and a general westward motion should continue into early next week.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 75 mph, with higher gusts. Additional weakening is expected during the next 48 hours, and Juliette is forecast to become a tropical storm later today, and degenerate into a remnant low by Sunday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles  from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 29.15 inches.

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