Julio embarking on weakening trend

Aug 11, 2014
This Terra satellite image shows Hurricane Julio just north of the Hawaiian Islands on August 10, 2014 at 20:40 UTC. Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center has issued its 30th warning on Julio today at 1500 GMT. Julio's position at this point is 395 miles northeast of Honolulu, Hawaii moving northwest at 8 knots per hour. Julio is moving toward the northwest near 9 mph, 15 km/h. Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph, 120 km/h, with higher gusts. Julio is expected to weaken slightly over the next 48 hours, down to tropical storm strength by tonight.

At present, hurricane force winds extend outward up to 25 miles, 35 km, from the center, and force winds extend outward up to 155 miles, 250 km.

Julio is moving northwest and has embarked on a weakening trend. The storm is anticipated to pass to the north of the Hawaiian islands. Julio is expected to continue moving northwest through Wednesday, then gradually turn north into the open Pacific. Large swell will produce dangerous surf conditions on east coasts of most Hawaiian islands.

Explore further: Hurricane Iselle gains strength as it heads to Hawaii

Related Stories

NASA satellite paints a triple hurricane Pacific panorama

Aug 06, 2014

In three passes over the Central and Eastern Pacific Ocean, NASA's Terra satellite took pictures of the three current tropical cyclones, painting a Pacific Tropical Panorama. Terra observed Hurricane Genevieve, ...

Recommended for you

Can lightning strike an indoor pool?

5 hours ago

Two swimming pool weather policies have surprised me in recent years. One was when I showed up to swim laps at an outdoor pool as it was beginning to drizzle. "Come on in," I was told; as long as there was no lightning, the ...

Image: Eruption of Wolf Volcano, Galapagos Islands

7 hours ago

In late May 2015, the highest volcano in the Galapagos Islands erupted for the first time in 33 years. The explosive eruption at Wolf volcano on Isabela Island sent volcanic gases and ash roughly 15 kilometers ...

NASA sees new depression forms near Solomon Islands

23 hours ago

The Southern Pacific Ocean Tropical Cyclone Season just got an extension with the birth of a new tropical depression near the Solomon Islands. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the new depression and saw ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.