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WTPZ33 KNHC 251431
TCPEP3

BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM LESTER ADVISORY NUMBER   4
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP132016
900 AM MDT THU AUG 25 2016

...LESTER IS STRENGTHENING...


SUMMARY OF 900 AM MDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...16.6N 112.5W
ABOUT 180 MI...290 KM SSW OF SOCORRO ISLAND
ABOUT 465 MI...750 KM SSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 MB...29.59 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 900 AM MDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Lester was
located near latitude 16.6 North, longitude 112.5 West.  Lester is
moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h) and a
gradual turn toward the west is expected over the next 48 hours.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph (85 km/h) with
higher gusts.  Continued strengthening is forecast during the next
couple of days, and Lester is likely to become a hurricane on
Friday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1002 mb (29.59 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 300 PM MDT.

$$
Forecaster Pasch