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Text of National Weather Service's Tropical Storm Watch advisory

By National Weather Service

POSTED:



Here is the text of the National Weather Service's Tropical Storm Watch statement for Hawaii and Maui counties:

TROPICAL STORM FLOSSIE LOCAL STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI

444 PM HST SAT JUL 27 2013

...FLOSSIE CONTINUES MOVING WESTWARD TOWARD THE STATE OF HAWAII...

.NEW INFORMATION...

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS NOW BEEN ISSUED.

.AREAS AFFECTED...

THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES INFORMATION FOR PORTIONS OF THE

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS AND ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

.WATCHES/WARNINGS...

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR MOLOKAI...LANAI...

KAHOOLAWE...MAUI...THE BIG ISLAND.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR MAUI COUNTY WATERS...

WATERS AROUND THE BIG ISLAND.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE

POSSIBLE WITHIN THE NEXT 48 HOURS SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE SPECIFIED

AREAS.

.STORM INFORMATION...

AT 4 PM HST...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM FLOSSIE WAS LOCATED

NEAR LATITUDE 19.0N...LONGITUDE 143.2W...OR ABOUT 775 MI EAST OF

HILO HAWAII. TROPICAL STORM FLOSSIE IS MOVING W AT 20 MPH.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS NOW BEEN ISSUED. A MORE DETAILED

STATEMENT WILL FOLLOW SHORTLY.

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IT IS VITAL THAT YOU DO NOT FOCUS ON THE EXACT FORECAST TRACK.

FORECAST MOVEMENT...DIRECTION...AND SPEED ARE ONLY ESTIMATES.

EVEN SMALL SHIFTS IN THE TRACK CAN MEAN MAJOR DIFFERENCES IN

WHERE THE WORST CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR. DAMAGING EFFECTS CAN

EXTEND FAR FROM THE CENTER.

A WATCH IS TYPICALLY ISSUED 48 HOURS BEFORE THE POSSIBLE

ARRIVAL OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS...WHICH MAKE CONTINUING

OUTSIDE PREPARATIONS DANGEROUS. A WATCH IS THE TIME FOR YOU

TO PREPARE.

A WARNING IS TYPICALLY ISSUED 36 HOURS BEFORE THE EXPECTED

ARRIVAL OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS. A WARNING IS THE TIME

FOR YOU TO FINISH YOUR PREPARATIONS AND BEGIN MOVING TO SAFE

SHELTER.

LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER

SERVICE AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

MARINERS ARE URGED TO MAKE PREPARATIONS TO RETURN TO PORT...

SEEK SAFE HARBOR...AND SECURE THEIR CRAFT. MONITOR NOAA

WEATHER RADIO AND LISTEN FOR FURTHER STATEMENTS FROM

LOCAL OFFICIALS.

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