hurricane Hector August 7th 11AM UPDATE!

Hurricane Hector Advisory Number  30
NWS Central Pacific Hurricane Center Honolulu HI   EP102018
1100 AM HST Tue Aug 07 2018
 
...MAJOR HURRICANE HECTOR CONTINUING WESTWARD AND EXPECTED TO
PASS SOUTH OF THE BIG ISLAND ON WEDNESDAY...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM HST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...16.4N 149.1W
ABOUT 470 MI...755 KM ESE OF SOUTH POINT HAWAII
ABOUT 665 MI...1075 KM ESE OF HONOLULU HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...130 MPH...215 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 16 MPH...26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...950 MB...28.06 INCHES
 
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
 
None.
 
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
 
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Hawaii County
 
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area within 48 hours.
 
Interests elsewhere in the Hawaiian Islands should monitor the
progress of Hector.
 
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by the National Weather Service office in
Honolulu Hawaii.
 
 
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 1100 AM HST (2100 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Hector was
located by Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft near latitude
16.4 North, longitude 149.1 West. Hector is moving toward the west
near 16 mph (26 km/h). This general motion is expected to continue
through Thursday. On the forecast track, the center of Hector is
expected to pass less than 200 miles south of the Big Island on
Wednesday. Remember, the effects of a hurricane are far-reaching and
can extend well away from the center.
 
Maximum sustained winds are near 130 mph (215 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Hector is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale.  Some weakening is forecast during the next 48
hours.
 
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles (65 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles
(185 km).
 
The estimated minimum central pressure is 950 mb (28.06 inches).
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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SURF:  Swells generated by Hector are expected to reach southeast
and east facing shores of the Big Island and eastern Maui late
today, likely becoming large and dangerous by late tonight and
Wednesday.
 
WIND:  Tropical storm conditions are possible across portions of
Hawaii County on Wednesday.
 
 
NEXT ADVISORY
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Next intermediate advisory at 200 PM HST.
Next complete advisory at 500 PM HST.