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HURRICANE LESTER ADVISORY NUMBER  40
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI   EP132016
500 AM HST SAT SEP 03 2016
 
...THE HURRICANE WATCH HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR ALL ISLANDS IN
THE STATE OF HAWAII...
...DANGEROUS SURF IS STILL EXPECTED ACROSS THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
THIS WEEKEND...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 500 AM HST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...21.8N 153.9W
ABOUT 165 MI...265 KM NNE OF HILO HAWAII
ABOUT 260 MI...415 KM E OF HONOLULU HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...100 MPH...155 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 16 MPH...26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...982 MB...29.00 INCHES
 
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
 
The Hurricane Watch for Maui County and Oahu has been cancelled.
 
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
 
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
 
Interests in the Hawaiian Islands should continue to 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 21.8 North, longitude 153.9 West. Lester is moving
toward the west-northwest near 16 mph (26 km/h). This general
motion is expected to continue through tonight, with a 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 60 miles (95 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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SURF: Swells generated by Lester will cause large and dangerous surf
across exposed shorelines of the Hawaiian Islands this weekend.
 
RAIN: Locally heavy showers or thunderstorms are possible this
weekend as Lester passes north of the Hawaiian Islands.
 
 
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 Jelsema/R Ballard