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WTPZ35 KNHC 060232
TCPEP5

BULLETIN
Hurricane Hector Advisory Number  23
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP102018
800 PM PDT Sun Aug 05 2018

...HECTOR ABOUT TO CROSS INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC BASIN AS A
CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE...


SUMMARY OF 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...14.7N 139.2W
ABOUT 1130 MI...1820 KM ESE OF SOUTH POINT HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...140 MPH...220 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...947 MB...27.97 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 800 PM PDT (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Hector was located
near latitude 14.7 North, longitude 139.2 West. Hector is moving
toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h).  A motion toward the
west-northwest at an increased forward speed is expected through
Monday night, followed by a westward motion Tuesday and Wednesday.
On the forecast track, Hector will cross into the central Pacific
basin during the next several hours.

Maximum sustained winds are near 140 mph (220 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Hector is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale.  Some fluctuations in intensity are expected
tonight and Monday.  After that, gradual weakening is forecast
Monday night through Wednesday.

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 947 mb (27.97 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane
Center on Hector.  Future information on this system can be found in
Public Advisories issued by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center
beginning at 11 PM HST, under AWIPS header HFOTCPCP1, WMO header
WTPA31 PHFO, and on the web at http://www.prh.noaa.gov/cphc.

$$
Forecaster Beven