At 200 AM PDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Howard was located near latitude 16.1 North, longitude 122.9 West. Howard is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is forecast today and Tuesday morning. Gradual weakening is expected to begin by Tuesday night and Wednesday when Howard moves over cooler water.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND