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HURRICANE LESTER ADVISORY NUMBER  27
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP132016
200 AM PDT WED AUG 31 2016

...CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE LESTER HEADING TOWARD THE CENTRAL PACIFIC...


SUMMARY OF 200 AM PDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...17.7N 137.5W
ABOUT 1160 MI...1865 KM E OF HILO HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...140 MPH...220 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 265 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...948 MB...28.00 INCHES


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

Interests in Hawaii should monitor the progress of this hurricane.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 200 AM PDT (0900 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Lester was located
near latitude 17.7 North, longitude 137.5 West. Lester is moving
toward the west near 12 mph (19 km/h).  The hurricanes should move
toward the west or west-northwest at about the same forward speed
over the next two days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 140 mph (220 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Lester is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale.  Some weakening is forecast during the next 48
hours, though Lester is anticipated to remain a strong hurricane.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles
(150 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 948 mb (28.00 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 Landsea