Sun Aug 28 2016 04:01 AM
Hawaii: Hur. Madeline

Above: Tropical Storm Madeline (Right) and a strong Invest (Left)

Below: NHC Forecast Cone of Uncertainty Track for Madeline*

*Future updates will now be issued by CPHC

As of 8PM HST, one strong and sprawling Tropical Storm Madeline had made her way into the responsibility of the Central Pacific Hurricane Center, CPHC.

As of this entry, the cyclone is moving toward the west- northwest at about 7 knots, with maximum sustained winds estimated at about 60 MPH. The official forecast calls for steady strengthening into a solid hurricane, and then passage though Hawaii as an intact strong tropical storm.

Potentially throwing a loop into the official forecast, a presently unnumbered Invest pushing towards the islands from the south is arguably substantially more significant than presently analyzed, and will need to be followed closely in its own right. However, steering currents suggest that it 'should' probably pull to the northwest and then west prior to gaining too much latitude. 'Should,' but not certain.

Edited to reflect upgrade to hurricane

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