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----------1100 AM HST Sun Aug 12 2018
...HECTOR CONTINUES TO WEAKEN OVER THE CENTRAL PACIFIC...
 SUMMARY OF 1100 AM HST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...23.7N 175.7W ABOUT 330 MI...530 KM SSE OF MIDWAY ISLAND ABOUT 195 MI...315 KM SSW OF LISIANSKI ISLAND MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 17 MPH...28 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...988 MB...29.18 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: The Tropical Storm Watch for portions of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine Monument from Lisianski Island to Pearl and Hermes Atoll has been discontinued.
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.
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 1100 AM HST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Hector was located near latitude 23.7 North, longitude 175.7 West. Hector is moving toward the west-northwest near 17 mph (28 km/h) and this motion is expected to expected to continue today, followed by a turn toward the west-northwest tonight and Monday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher gusts.  Hector is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm later today or tonight.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 10 miles (20 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 85 miles (140 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 988 mb (29.18 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 through Monday.
WIND:  Tropical Storm conditions are possible across Pearl and Hermes Atoll later today and tonight, and are possible across Kure Atoll and Midway Atoll tonight and Monday.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next intermediate advisory at 200 PM HST. Next complete advisory at 500 PM HST.
$$ Forecaster Burke
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