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WTPZ33 KNHC 271433
TCPEP3

BULLETIN
HURRICANE LESTER ADVISORY NUMBER  12
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP132016
800 AM PDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...LESTER MOVING WESTWARD AND SLOWLY STRENGTHENING...


SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...18.0N 118.4W
ABOUT 645 MI...1040 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...90 MPH...150 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...977 MB...28.85 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 AM PDT (1500 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Lester was located
near latitude 18.0 North, longitude 118.4 West.  Lester is moving
toward the west near 9 mph (15 km/h).  A nearly due-west motion at
a faster forward speed is expected during the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 90 mph (150 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Some additional strengthening is possible
during the next day or so.  Weakening could begin after that time.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles
(150 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 977 mb (28.85 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 200 PM PDT.

$$
Forecaster Kimberlain