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----------800 AM HST Sat Aug 11 2018
...HECTOR GRINDING OVER THE CENTRAL PACIFIC...
 SUMMARY OF 800 AM HST...1800 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...19.7N 170.4W ABOUT 210 MI...340 KM NNW OF JOHNSTON ISLAND ABOUT 495 MI...795 KM SSE OF LISIANSKI ISLAND MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...120 MPH...195 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 310 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.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by the National Weather Service office in Honolulu Hawaii.
 DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 800 AM HST (1800 UTC), the center of Hurricane Hector was located near latitude 19.7 North, longitude 170.4 West. Hector is moving toward the northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h). While this general motion is expected over the next couple of days, an increase in forward speed is expected later today.
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 over the next day or two, with a slower rate of weakening expected thereafter.
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 957 mb (28.26 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- SURF:  Large north swells generated by Hector will gradually decline on Johnston Island 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 1100 AM HST.
$$ Forecaster Powell
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