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Miriam expected to become a tropical depression

  • CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER

    The forecast track for Hurricane Miriam as of 11 p.m. Saturday.

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UPDATE: 11 p.m.

Miriam is expected to become a tropical depression later tonight as it weakens far east-northeast of the islands.

Miriam was last located about 870 miles east-northeast of Hilo and about 990 miles east-northeast of Honolulu.

It’s moving toward the north-northwest near 13 mph.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 85 miles from the center.

5 p.m.

Tropical Storm Miriam is rapidly weakening far east of the state.

Miriam, with winds near 45 mph, is located 875 miles east-northeast of Hilo and 1,015 miles east-northeast of Honolulu. it is moving toward the north-northwest near 13 mph. A gradual turn toward the northwest is expected tonight, with a continued northwestward motion through dissipation on Monday.

11 a.m.

Hurricane Miriam has weakened to a tropical storm as it moved far east of the main Hawaiian isles, according a recent forecast from the National Weather Service Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

Forecasters expect Miriam to weaken more over the next few days.

“Miriam is forecast to become a post-tropical remnant low late Sunday or early Monday,” the forecast said.

Miriam was located about 910 miles east-northeast of Hilo and about 1,055 miles east of Honolulu. Miriam moved with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph with higher gusts.

“A gradual turn toward the northwest is expected through Sunday, with a continued northwestward motion through dissipation late Monday or Tuesday,” the forecast said.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 110 miles.

5 a.m.

Hurricane Miriam was weakening this morning far east of the main Hawaiian isles, according to the latest National Weather Service Central Pacific Hurricane Center forecast.

Miriam was located about 905 miles east-northeast of Hilo and about 1,065 miles east of Honolulu as of this morning. Miriam was packing maximum sustained winds of 75 mph with higher gusts.

Forecasters are predicting Miriam’s rapid weakening today through Sunday.

“Miriam is forecast to become a post-tropical remnant low early Monday,” the forecast said.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the eye of the storm and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 110 miles.

FRIDAY, AUG. 31:

11 p.m.

Hurricane Miriam was last located about 905 miles east of Hilo and about 1,075 miles east of Honolulu.

It continues to move north, now near 9 mph, and head far east of the islands.

“Rapid weakening will occur tonight through Sunday, and Miriam is forecast to become a post-tropical remnant low Monday,” forecasters said.

Maximum sustained winds are near 85 mph with higher gusts. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 110 miles.

5 p.m.

Hurricane Miriam has weakened as it continues moving northward and far east of the state.

Miriam, with 90 mph winds, is located 915 miles east of Hilo and 1,095 miles east of Honolulu. The Category 2 hurricane is moving toward the north near 12 mph. This motion is expected to continue tonight, followed by a turn to the northwest and a slight increase in forward speed later this weekend.

11 a.m.

Defying weather officials’ forecasts, Miriam continued to gain strength today, becoming a Category 2 hurricane as it headed north.

Located about 910 miles east of Hilo, Miriam packed maximum sustained winds of 100 mph as it headed north at 10 mph at 11 a.m., according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

This motion is expected to continue into early Saturday, followed by a turn toward the northwest and an increase in forward speed late Saturday and Sunday.

Weather officials still expect rapid weakening to begin later today and continue through Sunday. Miriam is forecast to become a post-tropical remnant low late Sunday or Monday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from Miriam’s center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 100 miles.

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Although it’s gotten stronger since Thursday, Hurricane Miriam continues to head north and is expected to start rapidly weakening later today.

Located about 910 miles east of Hilo, Miriam had maximum sustained winds of 90 mph while heading north at 10 mph at 5 a.m. today, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

This general motion is expected to continue through tonight. A turn toward the northwest with an increase in forward speed is expected Saturday through Sunday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph with higher gusts. Rapid weakening is expected to begin later today and continue through Sunday. Miriam is expected to become a post-tropical remnant low Sunday or Sunday night.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from Miriam’s center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles.

Further east, Hurricane Norman continued to lose strength overnight but remains a Category 4 storm.

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