Tropical Storm Flossie Headed for Hawaii

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Tropical Storm Flossie headed for Hawaii.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite acquired this image of Tropical Storm Flossie at 1:10 p.m. local time (23:10 Universal Time) on July 28, 2013. The storm was moving westward across the Pacific Ocean, headed for the Hawaiian Islands. It is expected to be the first tropical storm to make landfall on the islands in nearly 20 years.

According to Unisys Weather, at 10 a.m. local time on July 28, the storm had winds of roughly 60 miles per hour (50 knots or 90 kilometers per hour) and a pressure of 996 millibars.

NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Mike Carlowicz.

Current Flossie Track

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