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HURRICANE LESTER ADVISORY NUMBER  19
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP132016
200 AM PDT MON AUG 29 2016

...LESTER MAKES A COMEBACK AND BECOMES A MAJOR HURRICANE...


SUMMARY OF 200 AM PDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...18.0N 127.8W
ABOUT 1205 MI...1940 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH...185 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...965 MB...28.50 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 200 AM PDT (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Lester was located
near latitude 18.0 North, longitude 127.8 West. Lester is moving
toward the west near 15 mph (24 km/h), and this general motion is
expected to continue for the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 115 mph (185 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Lester is a category 3 hurricane on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Little change in strength is
expected today, but slow weakening is expected to begin by 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 965 mb (28.50 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 800 AM PDT.

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Forecaster Kimberlain