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WTPZ34 KNHC 180233
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BULLETIN
Hurricane Lane Advisory Number  13
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP142018
800 PM PDT Fri Aug 17 2018

...LANE RAPIDLY STRENGTHENS INTO A MAJOR HURRICANE...


SUMMARY OF 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...11.8N 135.6W
ABOUT 1405 MI...2260 KM ESE OF HILO HAWAII
ABOUT 1855 MI...2985 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...120 MPH...195 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 16 MPH...26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...964 MB...28.47 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 eye of Hurricane Lane was located near
latitude 11.8 North, longitude 135.6 West.  Lane is moving toward
the west near 16 mph (26 km/h).  A motion between west and
west-northwest is expected during the entire forecast period, and
Lane is forecast to cross into the central Pacific basin on
Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 120 mph (195 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Lane is now a category 3 hurricane on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Additional strengthening is
expected during the next 12 hours or so, and Lane could become a
category 4 hurricane tonight or Saturday.  After that, some
fluctuations in intensity are expected Saturday night and Sunday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles
(165 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 964 mb (28.47 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 200 AM PDT.

$$
Forecaster Beven