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WTPZ33 KNHC 312036
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HURRICANE LESTER ADVISORY NUMBER  29
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP132016
200 PM PDT WED AUG 31 2016

...CATEGORY 4 LESTER MOVING INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC...
...NEXT ADVISORY FROM THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER...


SUMMARY OF 200 PM PDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...18.0N 139.9W
ABOUT 1000 MI...1610 KM E OF HILO HAWAII
ABOUT 1190 MI...1920 KM E OF HONOLULU HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...130 MPH...215 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 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 200 PM PDT (2100 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Lester was located
near latitude 18.0 North, longitude 139.9 West.  Lester is moving
toward the west near 13 mph (20 km/h), and this motion is expected
to continue for the next 24 hours.  A turn toward the west-northwest
is forecast on Thursday.  On the forecast track, Lester will move
into the central Pacific basin this afternoon.

Maximum sustained winds are near 130 mph (215 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.

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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This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane
Center on Lester.  Future information on Lester can be found in
Public Advisories issued by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center
beginning at 500 PM HST, under AWIPS header HFOTCPCP1, WMO header
WTPA31 PHFO, and on the web at http://www.prh.noaa.gov/cphc.

$$
Forecaster Brennan