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----------200 AM HST Sun Aug 12 2018
...HECTOR WEAKENS AS IT CONTINUES MOVING NORTHWEST ACROSS THE CENTRAL PACIFIC...
 SUMMARY OF 200 AM HST...1200 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...22.3N 173.5W ABOUT 330 MI...530 KM SE OF MIDWAY ISLAND ABOUT 260 MI...420 KM S OF LISIANSKI ISLAND MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...135 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...981 MB...28.96 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: None.
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.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by the National Weather Service office in Honolulu Hawaii.
 DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 200 AM HST (1200 UTC), the center of Hurricane Hector was located near latitude 22.3 North, longitude 173.5 West. Hector is moving toward the northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h). This general motion is expected to continue today, followed by a turn toward the west-northwest tonight through Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 85 mph (135 km/h) with higher gusts. Fairly rapid weakening is expected today, followed by little change in intensity tonight through Tuesday.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles (205 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 981 mb (28.96 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- SURF:  Hector is producing swell that will affect portions of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands over the next couple of days. The large southeast seas and swells will peak between Maro Reef and Lisianski Island today, and across Pearl and Hermes, Midway Atoll and Kure Atoll late today into Monday.
WIND:  Tropical Storm conditions are possible across Lisianski Island and Pearl and Hermes Atoll today. Tropical Storm conditions are possible across Kure Atoll and Midway Atoll tonight and Monday.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 500 AM HST.
$$ Forecaster Jelsema
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