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991 
WTPZ65 KNHC 021356
TCUEP5

Hurricane Hector Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP102018
700 AM PDT Thu Aug 02 2018

...HECTOR RAPIDLY INTENSIFIES TO A HURRICANE...

Satellite imagery indicates that Hector has been rapidly
intensifying and is now a hurricane with maximum sustained winds of
85 mph (140 km/h) with higher gusts.  An updated intensity forecast
will be issued with the 800 AM PDT (1500 UTC) advisory package.


SUMMARY OF 700 AM PDT...1400 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...14.2N 124.4W
ABOUT 1115 MI...1790 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...987 MB...29.15 INCHES

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Forecaster Berg/Brennan