Thanking God that the both Lester and Madeline had minimal impacts on the Hawaiian Islands; please pray for the expected rains to be refreshing and for people to be safe in the high surf. The eye of Hurricane Lester has become less defined and the storm is start to weaken due to the vertical shear near the Hawaiian Islands. Please pray that people will stay prepared in the event of inclement weather or sudden shift in the storm track.
Please read below the photo for the latest update from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.
HURRICANE LESTER ADVISORY NUMBER 40…CORRECTED
…THE HURRICANE WATCH HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR ALL ISLANDS IN
THE STATE OF HAWAII…
…DANGEROUS SURF IS STILL EXPECTED ACROSS THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
SUMMARY OF 500 AM HST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 165 MI…265 KM NNE OF HILO HAWAII
ABOUT 260 MI…415 KM E OF HONOLULU HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…100 MPH…155 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 16 MPH…26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…982 MB…29.00 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The Hurricane Watch for Maui County and Oahu has been cancelled.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
Interests in the Hawaiian Islands should continue to monitor the progress of Lester.
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
At 500 AM HST (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Lester was located near latitude 21.8 North, longitude 153.9 West. Lester is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph (26 km/h). This general motion is expected to continue through tonight, with a turn toward the northwest expected on Sunday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph (155 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 150 miles (240 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 982 mb (29.00 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
SURF: Swells generated by Lester will cause large and dangerous surf across exposed shorelines of the Hawaiian Islands this weekend.
RAIN: Locally heavy showers or thunderstorms are possible this weekend as Lester passes north of the Hawaiian Islands.