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WTPZ33 KNHC 261438
TCPEP3

BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM LESTER ADVISORY NUMBER   8
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP132016
800 AM PDT FRI AUG 26 2016

...LESTER EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN...


SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...17.1N 115.0W
ABOUT 520 MI...835 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 800 AM PDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Lester was
located near latitude 17.1 North, longitude 115.0 West.  Lester is
moving toward the west near 7 mph (11 km/h).  A westward motion with
some increase in forward speed is expected during the next couple
of days.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and
Lester is expected to become a hurricane tonight or Saturday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km)
from the center.

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 200 PM PDT.

$$
Forecaster Brown