There are now two hurricanes heading toward the Hawaii Islands. Please pray for the storms to weaken, for people to prepare for the storms, and for these hurricanes to miss the islands. Ignacio has increased in strength and its current forecast track has it passing just north of the counties of Big Island and Maui.
WATCHES AND WARNINGS (5am Update for Ignacio from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center)
THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT. INTERESTS IN THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF IGNACIO AS IT APPROACHES.
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
AT 500 AM HST, THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IGNACIO WAS LOCATED NEAR LAT 14.1 N & LONG 143.8 W. IGNACIO IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH.AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH A SLIGHT DECREASE IN FORWARD MOTION THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 90 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. IGNACIO WILL SLOWLY STRENGTHEN THROUGH LATE SATURDAY THEN BEGIN TO WEAKEN. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 25 MILES FROM THE CENTER…AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 80 MILES. THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 982 MB…29.00 INCHES.