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WTPZ33 KNHC 290253
TCPEP3

BULLETIN
HURRICANE LESTER ADVISORY NUMBER  18
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP132016
800 PM PDT SUN AUG 28 2016

...LESTER MOVING STEADILY WESTWARD...COULD BE ON THE VERGE OF
STRENGTHENING AGAIN...


SUMMARY OF 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...17.9N 126.4W
ABOUT 1120 MI...1805 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...979 MB...28.91 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 center of Hurricane Lester was located
near latitude 17.9 North, longitude 126.4 West. Lester is moving
toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h), and this motion is expected
to continue during the next two days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher
gusts.  No significant change in strength is forecast during the
next 48 hours.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles
(165 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 979 mb (28.91 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 200 AM PDT.

$$
Forecaster Cangialosi