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WTPZ33 KNHC 302034
TCPEP3

BULLETIN
HURRICANE LESTER ADVISORY NUMBER  25
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP132016
200 PM PDT TUE AUG 30 2016

...CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE LESTER MOVING TOWARD THE CENTRAL PACIFIC...


SUMMARY OF 200 PM PDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...17.8N 135.6W
ABOUT 1280 MI...2060 KM E OF HILO HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...120 MPH...195 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 265 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...961 MB...28.38 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 eye of Hurricane Lester was located
near latitude 17.8 North, longitude 135.6 West. Lester is moving
toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h), and this general motion is
expected to continue for the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 120 mph (195 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Lester is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale.  Gradual weakening is forecast during the
next 48 hours.

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 961 mb (28.38 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 800 PM PDT.

$$
Forecaster Cangialosi