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----------500 PM HST Sat Aug 11 2018
...HECTOR CONTINUES MOVING NORTHWEST ACROSS THE CENTRAL PACIFIC...
 SUMMARY OF 500 PM HST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...21.2N 171.8W ABOUT 595 MI...960 KM SE OF MIDWAY ISLAND ABOUT 365 MI...590 KM SSE OF LISIANSKI ISLAND MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...110 MPH...175 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 310 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...960 MB...28.35 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for * Kure Atoll and Midway Atoll and waters between Midway Atoll and Pearl and Hermes Atoll.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for... * Kure Atoll and Midway Atoll and waters between Midway Atoll and Pearl and Hermes Atoll. * 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 should monitor the progress of Hector.
 DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 500 PM HST (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Hector was located near latitude 21.2 North, longitude 171.8 West. Hector is moving toward the northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue through Sunday, becoming slightly more westerly by Monday afternoon.
Maximum sustained winds are near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher gusts.  Hector is a catagory 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind scale. Fairly rapid weakening is expected through Sunday, followed by more gradual weakening Monday.
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 960 mb (28.35 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- SURF:  Hector is producing swell that will affect portions of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands tonight. This swell will 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. Tropical Storm conditions are possible across Kure Atoll and Midway Atoll on Monday.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next intermediate advisory at 800 PM HST. Next complete advisory at 1100 PM HST.
$$ Forecaster Powell
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