Tropical Storm Kiko Weakens, Shifts to WSW Motion

September 21, 2019, 7:21 AM HST (Updated September 21, 2019, 11:34 AM)
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Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019

11 AM: KIKO NOW MOVING WSW WITH MUCH WEAKER WINDS

The center of Tropical Storm Kiko was located near latitude 18.0°N, longitude 131.6°W, about 1,440 miles west of Baja.

Kiko is moving toward the WSE near 5 mph. A motion toward the SW or WSW is forecast to occur through Sunday night, followed by a westward to NW motion Monday and Tuesday.

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Satellite-derived wind data indicate that maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 50 mph, with higher gusts.

Little change in strength is forecast during the next several days.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 29.62 inches.

8 AM: NWS Central Pacific Hurricane Center Honolulu 

No tropical cyclones are expected through the next five days between between 140°W and 180°W in the North Central Pacific.

5 AM: KIKO TURNS WESTWARD AS IT CONTINUES ITS ENDURING TREK ACROSS THE EASTERN PACIFIC

5 AM, Sept. 21, 2019, TS Kiko. PC: NOAA

The center of Tropical Storm Kiko was located near latitude 18.4°N, longitude 131.1°W, about 1,405 miles west of the southern tip of Baja, Calif.

Kiko is moving toward the west near 3 mph. A WSW motion is expected to begin later today, and this general motion should continue through Monday morning.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph, with higher gusts. Some slight weakening is possible during the next day or two.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 29.44 inches.

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5 AM, Sept. 21, 2019, TS Kiko. PC: NOAA
5 AM, Sept. 21, 2019, TS Kiko. PC: NOAA
5 AM, Sept. 21, 2019, TS Kiko. PC: NOAA
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