2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, Hong Kong time: All wind signals for Hong Kong have been lowered as of 1:15 p.m. This should be PST's final update on 11W.Noon Thursday, Aug. 18, Hong Kong time: Strong Wind Signal 1 is in effect for Hong Kong as of 11:45 a.m. Signal 3 has been lowered.11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, Hong Kong time: A stone’s throw just shy of 200 miles southwest of Hong Kong, that messy weather over the last almost whole week has finally morphed into a tropical depression. Strong Wind Signal 3 was raised overnight Wednesday and was expected to be lowered by mid-day Thursday, according to the Hong Kong Weather Observatory. 11W is forecast by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center to morph into a tropical storm as it passes northwest of Hainan Island before plowing ashore near Haiphong and about 50 miles south of Hanoi in Vietnam late Friday evening. JTWC forecasts 11W to peak at 52-mph sustained and 63-mph gusts as it crashes ashore about 11 p.m. Friday.

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