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----------200 PM HST Sun Aug 12 2018
...HECTOR CONTINUES MOVING WEST OVER THE OPEN WATERS OF THE CENTRAL PACIFIC...
 SUMMARY OF 200 PM HST...0000 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...24.2N 176.3W ABOUT 290 MI...465 KM SSE OF MIDWAY ISLAND ABOUT 190 MI...305 KM SW 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: 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.
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 PM HST (0000 UTC), the center of Hurricane Hector was located near latitude 24.2 North, longitude 176.3 West. Hector is moving toward the west-northwest near 17 mph (28 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue through 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 later today and tonight, and across Pearl and Hermes, Midway Atoll and Kure Atoll tonight through Monday.
WIND:  Tropical Storm conditions are possible across Pearl and Hermes Atoll through early tonight, and are possible across Kure Atoll and Midway Atoll tonight and Monday.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 500 PM HST.
$$ Forecaster Burke
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