GIC has activated to Level 3 – Enhanced Monitoring for Tropical Storm Flossie. Following a glancing blow from Tropical Storm Erick passing to the south of Hawaii producing some swells and enhanced rainfall, Tropical Storm Flossie is the next concern for the islands. Moving toward the west-northwest, Flossie is expected to follow this general heading with a slight decrease in forward speed expected through early next week. Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is anticipated over the weekend with the storm expected to track just north of the Hawaii islands as either a tropical storm or tropical depression on Monday.
GIC will continue to monitor and at this point does not expect a requirement for imagery collection. If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.