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WTPZ33 KNHC 262031
TCPEP3

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TROPICAL STORM LESTER ADVISORY NUMBER   9
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP132016
200 PM PDT FRI AUG 26 2016

...LESTER EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE TONIGHT OR SATURDAY...


SUMMARY OF 200 PM PDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...17.6N 115.8W
ABOUT 530 MI...850 KM SW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...995 MB...29.39 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 PM PDT (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Lester was
located near latitude 17.6 North, longitude 115.8 West. Lester is
moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h).  A turn
toward the west and an increase in forward speed are forecast by
Saturday, and this general motion should continue through the
weekend.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 70 mph (110 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Additional strengthening is forecast during the
next 48 hours, and Lester is forecast to become a hurricane tonight
or Saturday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km)
from the center.  A Mexican Navy weather observing site on Clarion
Island recently reported winds of 53 mph (86 km/h) with a gust to 71
mph (115 km/h).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 995 mb (29.39 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 800 PM PDT.

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Forecaster Brown