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WTPZ33 KNHC 250831
TCPEP3

BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM LESTER ADVISORY NUMBER   3
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP132016
300 AM MDT THU AUG 25 2016

...DEPRESSION STRENGTHENS TO TROPICAL STORM LESTER...


SUMMARY OF 300 AM MDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...16.2N 111.6W
ABOUT 185 MI...295 KM SSW OF SOCORRO ISLAND
ABOUT 475 MI...765 KM SSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB...29.68 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 300 AM MDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Lester was
located near latitude 16.2 North, longitude 111.6 West. Lester is
moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h). A slower
westward to west-northwestward motion is expected during the next
couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph (65 km/h)
with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast, and Lester could
become a hurricane in a couple of days.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 900 AM MDT.

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Forecaster Cangialosi