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WTPZ33 KNHC 310255
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HURRICANE LESTER ADVISORY NUMBER  26
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP132016
800 PM PDT TUE AUG 30 2016

...LESTER RE-INTENSIFIES TO A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE...


SUMMARY OF 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...17.8N 136.5W
ABOUT 1225 MI...1965 KM E OF HILO HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...140 MPH...220 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 260 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...948 MB...28.00 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 800 PM PDT (0300 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Lester was
located near latitude 17.8 North, longitude 136.5 West. Lester is
moving toward the west near 13 mph (20 km/h).  The hurricane is
anticipated to turn slightly toward the west or west-northwest at
about the same rate of forward speed during the next two days.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 140 mph (220 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, though Lester should remain a strong
hurricane.

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 948 mb (28.00 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 200 AM PDT.

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Forecaster Landsea