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HURRICANE LESTER ADVISORY NUMBER  32
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI   EP132016
500 AM HST THU SEP 01 2016
 
...HURRICANE LESTER CONTINUES MOVING WESTWARD TOWARD THE HAWAIIAN
ISLANDS...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 500 AM HST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...18.4N 143.7W
ABOUT 750 MI...1205 KM E OF HILO HAWAII
ABOUT 945 MI...1520 KM E OF HONOLULU HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...105 MPH...165 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...971 MB...28.68 INCHES
 
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
 
A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Hawaii County and for Maui
County, including the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Kahoolawe.
 
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
 
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* Hawaii County
* Maui County including the islands of Maui Molokai Lanai and
Kahoolawe
 
A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane force winds are possible
within the watch area. A Hurricane Watch is typically issued 48
hours before the anticipated first occurrance of tropical storm
force winds...conditions that make outside preparations difficult
or dangerous.
 
Interests elsewhere in the Hawaiian Islands should monitor the
progress of Lester.
 
 
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 500 AM HST (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Lester was located
near latitude 18.4 North, longitude 143.7 West. Lester is moving
toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h) and this motion is expected to
become west northwest later today through early Saturday.
 
Maximum sustained winds are near 105 mph (165 km/h) with higher
gusts. Some weakening is forecast through early Saturday.
 
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles
(165 km).
 
The estimated minimum central pressure is 971 mb (28.68 inches).
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND: Hurricane conditions are possible over Hawaii and Maui
counties Saturday.
 
SURF: Swells generated by Lester will start to build over east
facing shores today and Friday. Surf will peak this weekend,
becoming very large and damaging along east facing shores.
 
RAIN: Heavy rains associated with Lester may reach Hawaii and Maui
counties on Saturday, and may affect other Hawaiian Islands later
Saturday and Sunday.
 
 
NEXT ADVISORY
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Next intermediate advisory at 800 AM HST.
Next complete advisory at 1100 AM HST.
 
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Forecaster Powell