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----------200 AM HST Sat Aug 11 2018
...HECTOR PULLING AWAY FROM JOHNSTON ISLAND...
 SUMMARY OF 200 AM HST...1200 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...19.0N 169.7W ABOUT 155 MI...250 KM N OF JOHNSTON ISLAND ABOUT 560 MI...900 KM SSE OF LISIANSKI ISLAND MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...120 MPH...195 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...957 MB...28.26 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
None.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for... * Portions of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument from Lisianski Island to Pearl and Hermes Atoll.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible across the watch area within 48 hours.
Interests elsewhere in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands on Midway and Kure Atolls should monitor the progress of Hector.
 DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 200 AM HST (1200 UTC), the center of Hurricane Hector was located near latitude 19.0 North, longitude 169.7 West. Hector is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h). An increase in forward speed and a slight turn toward the northwest are expected later today, with Hector moving toward the northwest through the weekend.
Maximum sustained winds are near 120 mph (195 km/h) with higher gusts. Hector is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Steady weakening is forecast during the next couple of days.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles (205 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 957 mb (28.26 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- SURF:  Large north swells generated by Hector will gradually decline on Johnston Island later today. Hector is producing swell that will begin to arrive over portions of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands today, and continue for the next couple of days. The large southeast seas and swells will peak between Maro Reef and Lisianski Island tonight and Sunday, and across Pearl and Hermes, Midway Atoll and Kure Atoll late Sunday into Monday.
WIND:  Tropical Storm conditions are possible across Lisianski Island and Pearl and Hermes Atoll on Sunday.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 500 AM HST.
$$ Forecaster Birchard
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