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Hurricane HECTOR


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Hurricane Hector Advisory Number   9
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP102018
200 PM PDT Thu Aug 02 2018

...HECTOR STILL RAPIDLY INTENSIFYING, NOW WITH 110-MPH WINDS...


SUMMARY OF 200 PM PDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...14.1N 125.8W
ABOUT 1205 MI...1940 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...110 MPH...175 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...973 MB...28.74 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 200 PM PDT (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Hector was located
near latitude 14.1 North, longitude 125.8 West. Hector is moving
toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h), and this motion is expected
to continue for the next several days.

Maximum sustained winds have risen to near 110 mph (175 km/h) with
higher gusts.  Hector is likely to become a major hurricane tonight
or tomorrow, with further intensification possible over the next
few days.

Hector is a small tropical cyclone.  Hurricane-force winds extend
outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the center and tropical-storm-
force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 973 mb (28.74 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 800 PM PDT.

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Forecaster Blake

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