Please pray for this depression to weaken and dissipate completely. Tropical Depression Kilo is still forecast to increase in strength, but the most recent track has the storm missing Kauai, Niihau, and Oahu. There is still a lot of uncertainty regarding this storm, so please pray for the people to make preparations until the storm has moved safely away or dissipated completely.
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.
INTERESTS IN THE WESTERN MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS AS WELL AS THE EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE PAPAHANAUMOKUAKEA NATIONAL MARINE MONUMENT SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF KILO OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
AT 500 AM HST, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION KILO WAS LOCATED NEAR LAT 15.2 N & LONG 163.8 W. THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 15 MPH. THIS
GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY FOLLOWED BY A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AND A DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED FROM TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME SLOW INTENSIFICATION IS EXPECTED THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT AND KILO IS FORECAST TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM AGAIN LATER TODAY OR TONIGHT.