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Tropical Storm HECTOR


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Tropical Storm Hector Advisory Number   2
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP102018
800 PM PDT Tue Jul 31 2018

...DEPRESSION STRENGTHENS INTO A TROPICAL STORM...


SUMMARY OF 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...13.0N 118.2W
ABOUT 875 MI...1405 KM SW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB...29.71 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 800 PM PDT (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Hector was
located near latitude 13.0 North, longitude 118.2 West.  Hector is
moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h).  A west-
northwestward to westward motion is expected during the next few
days.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph (65 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Additional strengthening is forecast during
the next few days, and Hector is expected to become a hurricane
on Thursday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb (29.71 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 Brown

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