Ignacio now post-tropical cyclone, still packing strong winds far north of Hawaii

Published: Aug. 25, 2015 at 5:53 AM HST|Updated: Sep. 5, 2015 at 2:30 AM HST
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Forecast track for Ignacio at 5 p.m. Friday (Image Source: NOAA)
Forecast track for Ignacio at 5 p.m. Friday (Image Source: NOAA)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Ignacio is now a post-tropical cyclone, but is still packing strong winds as a storm system in the North Pacific.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center said at 5 p.m. Friday, Ignacio was located approximately 1060 miles north-northwest of Honolulu. It had maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour with higher gusts.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 185 miles from the center. Ignacio is moving toward the north near 18 miles per hour. This motion is expected to continue for the next day followed by a turn toward the northeast and an increase in forward speed by Sunday.

Forecasters expect Ignacio to slowly weaken later Friday through Sunday.

The biggest impact Hawaii has seen from Ignacio is surf. A High Surf Warning is in effect for east-facing shores of all islands until 6 p.m. Friday.

Ignacio was the eighth tropical cyclone of the Central Pacific hurricane season.

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