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Hurricane Lane Advisory Number   9
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP142018
800 PM PDT Thu Aug 16 2018

...LANE BECOMES THE SIXTH HURRICANE OF THE 2018 PACIFIC SEASON...
...EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN INTO A MAJOR HURRICANE BY SATURDAY...


SUMMARY OF 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...11.2N 129.8W
ABOUT 1540 MI...2475 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
ABOUT 1780 MI...2865 KM ESE OF HILO HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...992 MB...29.30 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 Hurricane Lane was located
near latitude 11.2 North, longitude 129.8 West. Lane is moving
toward the west-northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h). A motion between
west-northwest and west is expected during the next few days, and
Lane is forecast to cross over into the central Pacific basin on
Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph (120 km/h)
with higher gusts. Rapid strengthening is expected for the next
36 to 48 hours, and Lane is forecast to become a major hurricane
by Saturday. Little change in strength is expected on Sunday.

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 992 mb (29.30 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 200 AM PDT.

$$
Forecaster Stewart