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WTPZ33 KNHC 300235
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HURRICANE LESTER ADVISORY NUMBER  22
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP132016
800 PM PDT MON AUG 29 2016

...CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE LESTER STRENGTHENS A LITTLE MORE...


SUMMARY OF 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...18.1N 131.8W
ABOUT 1525 MI...2455 KM E OF HILO HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...140 MPH...220 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...947 MB...27.97 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 eye of Hurricane Lester was located
near latitude 18.1 North, longitude 131.8 West. Lester is moving
toward the west near 15 mph (24 km/h), and this general motion is
expected to continue during the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 140 mph (220 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Lester is a category 4 hurricane on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Some fluctuations in strength
are possible during the next 12 hours, but a gradual weakening
trend is expected to begin on Tuesday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles
(220 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 947 mb (27.97 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 200 AM PDT.

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Forecaster Cangialosi