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WTPZ33 KNHC 300851
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HURRICANE LESTER ADVISORY NUMBER  23
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP132016
200 AM PDT TUE AUG 30 2016

...LESTER WEAKENS SOME...


SUMMARY OF 200 AM PDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...18.2N 133.2W
ABOUT 1435 MI...2305 KM E OF HILO HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...125 MPH...205 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...956 MB...28.23 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 18.2 North, longitude 133.2 West. Lester is moving
toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h), and this general motion is
expected to continue for the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 125 mph (205 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Lester is a category 3 hurricane on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Some 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 956 mb (28.23 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 800 AM PDT.

$$
Forecaster Kimberlain