The National Weather Service (NWS) along with the National Hurricane Center (NHC) is monitoring a cluster of thunderstorms in the East Pacific Ocean (west of Mexico) that show an 80% percent of forming into a tropical depression within the next 48 hours. No impacts to Hawaii Island weather is expected as this system is expected to run into unfavorable conditions on Sunday and slowly dissipate by earlier next week. The HIRSC Team will continue to monitor conditions and will provide daily updates on this system until it has dissipated.
Published By: HIRSC Team - Weather Unit
Special Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 640 PM PDT Fri Apr 24, 2020 For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude: Special Outlook issued to update discussion on the low-pressure area located well south-southwest of Baja California Sur. 1. Showers and thunderstorms associated with a broad area of low pressure located about 800 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California Sur have changed little in organization today. Environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for further development, and a tropical depression is likely to form during the next day or so while the system moves northwestward at around 10 mph. By Sunday, upper-level winds should become unfavorable for development. The next Special Tropical Weather Outlook on this system will be issued by 8 AM PDT Saturday, or earlier, if necessary. * Formation chance through 48 hours...high...80 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...high...80 percent.