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Hurricane HECTOR


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Hurricane Hector Advisory Number  17
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP102018
200 PM PDT Sat Aug 04 2018

...HECTOR GROWING IN SIZE AND STRENGTH AS IT MOVES WESTWARD...


SUMMARY OF 200 PM PDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...14.2N 133.7W
ABOUT 1460 MI...2355 KM ESE OF HILO HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...125 MPH...205 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...957 MB...28.26 INCHES


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

Interests in the Hawaiian Islands should monitor the progress of
Hector.


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 200 PM PDT (2100 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Hector was located
near latitude 14.2 North, longitude 133.7 West.  Hector is moving
toward the west near 12 mph (19 km/h) and this motion is expected to
continue for the next few days.  On the forecast track, Hector will
cross into the central Pacific basin early Monday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 125 mph (205 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Hector is a category 3 hurricane on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.   Short-term fluctuations in
intensity are likely during the next few days, but Hector is
expected to be near major hurricane intensity for the next 2 or 3
days.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles
(165 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 957 mb (28.26 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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