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WTPZ33 KNHC 291439
TCPEP3

BULLETIN
HURRICANE LESTER ADVISORY NUMBER 20
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP132016
800 AM PDT MON AUG 29 2016


...LESTER STILL STRENGTHENING...



SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...18.1N 129.2W ABOUT 1290 MI...2075 KM W OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...125 MPH...205 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...957 MB...28.26 INCHES



WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.



DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 800 AM PDT (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Lester was located near latitude 18.1 North, longitude 129.2 West. Lester is moving toward the west near 15 mph (24 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue during the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 125 mph (205 km/h) with higher gusts. Lester is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some strengthening is forecast through this evening. A gradual weakening trend is expected to begin on Tuesday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 957 mb (28.26 inches).



HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None



NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 200 PM PDT.

$$ Forecaster Roberts



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