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WTPZ34 KNHC 160850
TCPEP4

BULLETIN
Tropical Storm Lane Advisory Number   6
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP142018
200 AM PDT Thu Aug 16 2018

...LANE FORECAST TO STRENGTHEN QUICKLY DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS...


SUMMARY OF 200 AM PDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...10.4N 126.4W
ABOUT 1390 MI...2235 KM SW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1003 MB...29.62 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 AM PDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Lane was
located near latitude 10.4 North, longitude 126.4 West.  Lane is
moving toward the west near 12 mph (19 km/h), and this general
motion is expected to continue during the next day or two.  A
slight turn toward the west-northwest is expected by the weekend.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts.
Steady strengthening is expected, and Lane is forecast to become a
hurricane later today, and a major hurricane by Saturday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1003 mb (29.62 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 800 AM PDT.

$$
Forecaster Cangialosi