Erick Continues Weakening; Flossie A Strong Tropical Storm

...ERICK CONTINUES TO WEAKEN WELL SOUTH OF HAWAII...

LOCATION...16.8N 157.4W ABOUT 250 MI...405 KM SW OF HILO HAWAII ABOUT 310 MI...505 KM S OF HONOLULU HAWAII MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H

On the forecast track, the center of Erick will pass by well to the south of the main Hawaiian Islands today and tonight. Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Some gradual weakening is forecast during the next couple days. Erick is expected to become a tropical depression by Sunday, and a post-tropical remnant low Sunday night.

...FLOSSIE FORECAST TO REACH THE CENTRAL PACIFIC LATER TODAY...

LOCATION...17.1N 137.8W ABOUT 1145 MI...1845 KM E OF HILO HAWAII MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 17 MPH...28 KM/H

Flossie is moving toward the west-northwest near 17 mph (28 km/h), and this general heading with a slight decrease in forward speed is expected through early next week. On the forecast track, Flossie is forecast to cross into the central Pacific basin later today.

Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph (110 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is anticipated over the weekend and will likely continue through early next week.

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