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HURRICANE LESTER ADVISORY NUMBER  39
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI   EP132016
1100 PM HST FRI SEP 02 2016
 
...LESTER NOT FAR TO THE NORTHEAST OF HAWAII AND CONTINUES TO TRACK
TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST...
...RECONNAISSANCE FINDS LESTER CONTINUES TO GRADUALLY WEAKEN...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 1100 PM HST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...21.2N 152.4W
ABOUT 205 MI...325 KM ENE OF HILO HAWAII
ABOUT 355 MI...570 KM E OF HONOLULU HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...100 MPH...155 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...982 MB...29.00 INCHES
 
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
 
None.
 
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. Hurricane and tropical storm 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 1100 PM HST (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Lester was 
located by U.S. Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft near 
near latitude 21.2 North, longitude 152.4 West. Lester is
moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h). This general
motion is expected to continue through Saturday night with a gradual
turn toward the northwest expected on Sunday.
 
Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph (155 km/h) with higher
gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
 
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 150 miles
(240 km).
 
The estimated minimum central pressure is 982 mb (29.00 inches).
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND: Hurricane conditions are possible over Maui County and Oahu
late Saturday or Saturday night, and tropical storm conditions
are possible as early as Saturday afternoon.
 
SURF: Large swells generated by Lester will build across Hawaiian
waters tonight and Saturday. Surf generated by these swells will
peak during the weekend across 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 Saturday and Sunday.
 
 
NEXT ADVISORY
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Next intermediate advisory at 200 AM HST.
Next complete advisory at 500 AM HST.
 
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Forecaster Jelsema/R Ballard