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WTPZ33 KNHC 311437
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HURRICANE LESTER ADVISORY NUMBER  28
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP132016
800 AM PDT WED AUG 31 2016

...LESTER MAINTAINING CATEGORY FOUR INTENSITY AS IT CHURNS TOWARD
THE CENTRAL PACIFIC...


SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...17.8N 138.6W
ABOUT 1085 MI...1750 KM E OF HILO HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...130 MPH...215 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...954 MB...28.17 INCHES


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

Interests in the Hawaiian Islands should monitor the progress of
Lester.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 800 AM PDT (1500 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Lester was located
near latitude 17.8 North, longitude 138.6 West.  Lester is moving
toward the west near 12 mph (19 km/h), and this motion is expected
to continue through tonight.  A turn toward the west-northwest is
forecast on Thursday.  On the forecast track, Lester will move into
the central Pacific basin later today.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 130 mph (215 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Lester is a category 4 hurricane on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Some additional weakening is
forecast during the next 48 hours.

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 954 mb (28.17 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 200 PM PDT.

$$
Forecaster Brennan