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----------500 PM HST Sun Aug 12 2018
...HECTOR WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL STORM OVER THE OPEN WATERS OF THE CENTRAL PACIFIC...
 SUMMARY OF 500 PM HST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...24.6N 177.0W ABOUT 250 MI...400 KM S OF MIDWAY ISLAND ABOUT 215 MI...345 KM WSW OF LISIANSKI ISLAND MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 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 the waters between Midway Atoll and 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.
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 500 PM HST (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Hector was located near latitude 24.6 North, longitude 177.0 West. Hector is moving toward the west-northwest near 17 mph (28 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue through Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph (110 km/h) with higher gusts.  Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km) from the center.
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 tonight, and across Pearl and Hermes, Midway Atoll and Kure Atoll tonight through Monday.
WIND:  Tropical Storm conditions are possible across Kure Atoll and Midway Atoll tonight and Monday.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next intermediate advisory at 800 PM HST. Next complete advisory at 1100 PM HST.
$$ Forecaster Burke
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