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HURRICANE LESTER ADVISORY NUMBER  36
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI   EP132016
500 AM HST FRI SEP 02 2016
 
...LESTER MOVING WEST-NORTHWEST AND GRADUALLY WEAKENING...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 500 AM HST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...19.7N 148.4W
ABOUT 435 MI...700 KM E OF HILO HAWAII
ABOUT 625 MI...1005 KM E OF HONOLULU HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...110 MPH...175 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...968 MB...28.59 INCHES
 
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
 
The Hurricane Watch has been discontinued for Hawaii County.
 
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
 
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* Maui County including the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai and
Kahoolawe
* Oahu
 
A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible
within the watch area. In this case, conditions are possible in the
next 18 to 36 hours.
 
Interests elsewhere in the Hawaiian Islands should monitor the
progress of Lester.
 
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by the National Weather Service office in
Honolulu Hawaii.
 
 
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 500 AM HST (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Lester was located
near latitude 19.7 North, longitude 148.4 West. Lester is moving
toward the west-northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h) and this motion is
expected to continue for the next couple of days. 
 
Maximum sustained winds are near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher
gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast over the next couple of days. 
 
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles
(220 km).
 
The estimated minimum central pressure is 968 mb (28.59 inches).
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND: Hurricane conditions are possible over Maui County late
tonight and Saturday, and are possible over Oahu Saturday and
Saturday night.
 
SURF: Large swells generated by Lester will arrive in Hawaiian
waters the next couple of days, including the northwestern Hawaiian
Islands. Surf generated by these swells will peak this weekend in
the main Hawaiian Islands, becoming very large and possibly damaging
along exposed shorelines.
 
RAIN: Heavy rains associated with Lester may impact Maui county
and Oahu from late tonight into 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 Birchard