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WTPZ33 KNHC 260851
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TROPICAL STORM LESTER ADVISORY NUMBER   7
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP132016
300 AM MDT FRI AUG 26 2016

...LESTER CONTINUING WESTWARD AND EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN LATER
TODAY...


SUMMARY OF 300 AM MDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...16.9N 114.5W
ABOUT 510 MI...820 KM SW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH...95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...11 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1000 MB...29.53 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 300 AM MDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Lester was
located near latitude 16.9 North, longitude 114.5 West. Lester is
moving toward the west near 7 mph (11 km/h).  A turn toward the
west-northwest should occur later today, followed by a turn back to
the west tonight or Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts.
Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Lester
could become a hurricane tonight or on Saturday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km)
from the center.  The Mexican automated station on Isla Clarion
recently reported a wind gust of 49 mph (79 km/h).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1000 mb (29.53 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 900 AM MDT.

$$
Forecaster Beven